With the help of DS John Bacchus, Inspector George Gently spends his days bringing to justice members of the criminal underworld who are unfortunate enough to have the intrepid investigator assigned to their cases.
British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley (Nathaniel Parker) and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers (Sharon Small).
As WWII rages, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front; investigating crime on the south coast of England. Later series, see the retired detective working as an MI5 agent in the aftermath of the war.
Set in the 1960s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday, Morse engages in a number of investigations around Oxford.
DI Frost is an old-school no-nonsense copper who believes in traditional policing methods. Frost uses what he knows about the street to find answers to crimes as a member of Denton's CID. His home life's complex, but his daily nemesis is the station's commander; Supt. Mullett, who's constantly worrying. He doesn't appreciate DI Frost's rough and ready manner, which doesn't stop him from trotting him out - with his George Cross,bestowed upon him.Written by
Drinking other people's teas and coffees became something of a habit for Frost - a little humanizing moment which chased through the series to make him more than just an efficient cop. This again was an element taken from the original novels, in which Frost would constantly drink colleagues' beverages while their backs were turned, and would also take food or request it (as well as drinks) from witnesses and even suspects, as well as other officers. He did this far more often though in the novels with cigarettes, which he would frequently steal from Mullett and those he came into contact with during the course of his investigations, often resulting in an outraged reaction (to Frost's indifference). See more »
Assuming that Frost had joined the police as a young man, he would have been too short. David Jason is 5'6" and the minimum height for a male police officer in England was at least 5'8" (5'10" in some forces) until 1990. See more »
[Frost has rushed to a river to rescue a teenage boy]
Don't, Jack - You'll drown!
Yes, anything to please you, sir!
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Indeed an excellent series.David Jason who is is well-known to British audiences for his outstanding performance in "Only Fools and Horses" is unique as a true-to-life inspector who combines wit, arrogance, empathy and so many other human traits which are common to us all.No artificial settings here: each episode brings us down to earth by its startling sense of reality.The supporting cast consists of experienced actors with among others an excellent chief-inspector Mullet who is maddened by Frost's seemingly indifferent attitude and in a constant state of extreme tension due to his neurotic desire to please his superiors. The antagonism between Frost and Mullet is the key to many hilarious encounters. Although "Inspector Morse" was also an excellent series, the uncomplicated and sometimes even vulgar Frost offers the advantage of being a character we are more likely to encounter in everyday life. Update: June 2007: David Jason, now 67, has apparently signed a contract to act as Frost in at least two further episodes during the three coming years.
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