A Touch of Frost

10 Best Episodes of A Touch of Frost

Detective Inspector Jack Frost is a disorganised DI for the Denton Police Force and will do anything to see that justice is done, even if he has to break the rules.

Written by Sophie and last updated on dec 11, 2020.

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#15 - Unknown Soldiers (Season 4 - Episode 2)

Frost is held at gunpoint by a drugs dealer, a Territorial soldier is shot dead on an exercise, and a security van is robbed by a shotgun-wielding gang. Frost investigates the three incidents, and tries to find any links between them. His intrusions onto the army base stir up hostility from the commanding officer.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 47 votes.

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#14 - Paying the Price (Season 4 - Episode 1)


Frost's house is burned down, and he moves in with a colleague temporarily. A mysterious, ruthless kidnapper on a motorcycle tests Frost's skills to the limit. It proves a tough case to crack, and for the abducted woman, time is running out.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 53 votes.

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#13 - Dead End (Season 14 - Episode 2)

A bus driver and conductress are abducted. Frost is unhappy at being paired with DS Marsh, who made a complaint about him 15 years before.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 43 votes.

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#12 - No Refuge (Season 3 - Episode 4)


There is an armed robbery at a local family-run glassworks, in which an employee is shot dead. The owner, who is one of the witnesses, is then threatened, and goes into hiding. The family has a tangled web of personal relationships, which Frost has to understand, in order to find who is doing the threatening. Meanwhile, Shirley Fisher's mother dies, and he fails to attend the funeral. DS Lawson lets business and personal relationships mix, with serious consequences.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 45 votes.

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#11 - Another Life (Season 11 - Episode 1)

After a seven-month long suspension, Frost is back on the job. His first case is a floater in Denton River, with £6000 in his pockets. The man also carries with him a list with four sets of mysterious numbers, and the keys to two different cars. The local dance competion is the venue for another drama: a missing con man who recently switched dance partner, and a woman with a Hollywood name and a terrible temper - who keeps on ordering new fridges for her dance partners... But Frost is more interested in getting his teeth back in order after a particularly vicious lollipop.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 53 votes.

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#10 - Benefit of the Doubt (2) (Season 8 - Episode 2)


With the railroad murder solved, Frost tries to come to terms with having an previously unknown daughter. Detective Reid is sent to look for contraband cigarettes, but is found nearly dead on a public toilet. Was he high, or did Frost´s lookalike have anything to do with it? Meanwhile, Frost eliminates suspect after suspect in the surgeon murder, and ends up saving several lives.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 23 votes.

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#9 - Mistaken Identity (2) (Season 9 - Episode 2)

Background enquiries turn up two previous deaths, which appear related to the case. But their initial suspect, armed bank-robber Charlie Lehman, turns out to have died in prison over a year earlier. As they work to profile the killer they are hunting, Frost starts to get close to Hartley personally as well as professionally, though neither realises just how closely she is linked to the case until it is almost too late. Frost has a race against time to find where she is being held.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 33 votes.

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#8 - Held In Trust (Season 10 - Episode 3)


DI Frost pursues a paedophile suspected of abducting a 10-year-old boy from a Denton Town football match. Initially, Frost is unsure whether the lad simply ran away or is genuinely the victim of a kidnapping, but when the boy is found dead and a man is found dead following a hit and run incident, the identity of the latter creates a frightening link to the missing child. When a second child turns up dead in a deserted quarry, Frost is in a desperate race against time to stop a third child being murdered. While Frost is contending with this a note arrives from a secret admirer and Mullet tries to push Frost into a promotion he doesn't want.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 37 votes.

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#7 - Hidden Truth (Season 10 - Episode 1)

A vital witness to a gangland killing goes missing before she can give evidence in court, And frost finds himself under pressure to find her and her son before a hitman can get to them. Frost thinks he has won the lottery but he has lost his ticket!

The episode was rated 7.98 from 53 votes.

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#6 - Dancing In The Dark (Season 11 - Episode 2)


Pole dancers, false passports and murder. A lethal combination of events draws Inspector Jack Frost and his new assistant into a tragic case of lust, greed and death

The episode was rated 8.00 from 40 votes.

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#5 - No Other Love (Season 5 - Episode 4)

Frost investigates two domestic cases. The first is the tragically straightforward murder of a cantankerous old man by his wife. The other is a more cruelly deceptive one, in which a man is killed, and his son and one of his daughters go missing: Frost tracks them down to Blackpool, where she has gone for an abortion - but who was the father? The answer leads him and DS Barnard into a tragic confrontation with an armed and dangerous paedophile.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 48 votes.

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#4 - Endangered Species (Season 13 - Episode 1)


Frost responds to a call for help but, when he arrives at the scene, all he finds is a disembodied leg… and a crocodile!

The episode was rated 8.12 from 34 votes.

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#3 - Stranger in the House (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Frost is invited to join fellow George Cross recipients in London. He is instructed to enlist the aid of WPC Hazel Wallace as a decoy to catch a serial rapist, but it exposes her to serious danger.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 52 votes.

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#2 - If Dogs Run Free (1) (Season 15 - Episode 1)


The first in the final two-part episode in the series sees Frost attempting to crack an illegal dog-fighting ring, only to discover that its manager, a wealthy Denton businessman, has links to a drug-smuggling operation. Frost also begins to form a relationship with RSPCA Inspector Christine Moorhead, and attempts to finally get over the death of his wife.

The episode was rated 8.38 from 34 votes.

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#1 - If Dogs Run Free (2) (Season 15 - Episode 2)

Frost considers retiring from the Police force and plans to get married, ending the series, however DS George Toolan dies of heart failure following a collision outside the church where the wedding is about to take place. It is noteworthy that an alternate ending was filmed, where Frost is killed instead of George, but David Jason chose the 'happier' ending over this one.

The episode was rated 8.45 from 33 votes.

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