Two Weeks of Frost

As ITV3 spends two weeks celebrating the much-loved detective series, A Touch of Frost, David Jason picks out and introduces ten of his favourite episodes in David Jason: Frost and Me. These newly commissioned programmes for ITV3 offer us an insight into the acclaimed actor’s thoughts on one of his best-loved roles. He discusses the moments and memories that make these ten episodes his personal favourites.

On the first night of two special weeks David Jason he introduces Care & Protection, and talks about it being one of his favourites as it was the first ever episode of A Touch of Frost. In the episode we meet Jack Frost, who while investigating the disappearance of a child, inadvertently digs up a 30-year-old skeleton chained to an empty, but locked, strongbox. At the same time as he is working to solve the mystery, Frost is also nursing his terminally ill wife.

Tuesday sees David introduce Not With Kindness, which contains his funniest moment from the long running series. In the episode Denton Police station suffers threats, deaths, arson and a staff shortage but Frost is busy investigating a woman who is receiving threatening phone calls in connection to the murder of a teenage girl.

Wednesday’s episode, No Refuge, sees Frost coming up with a surprising arrest as a result of lateral thinking following four burglaries in four days at the same house. Inspiration is also needed when he and a female Detective Sergeant tackle a team of armed robbers after a robbery and murder at a factory. The owner positively identifies a suspect but a threat on his life forces him into hiding. Frost begins to wonder if the answer may not be closer to home. David Jason has picked it as one of his ten favourites as it contains his favourite leading lady.

On Thursday Frost encounters the world of male escorts in Fun Time For Swingers, an episode David Jason picks as a favourite for the simply reason of it being the most bizarre episode. Frost has a rude introduction to the episode when a woman throws herself from the roof of Denton Church, naked. Frost uncovers a snapshot of a man with whom she had an affair but the next day the man himself is found murdered.

The last night of the first week of the A Touch of Frost Season sees the eponymous detective tackle a two-part mystery in Line of Fire parts 1 and 2. There’s little in the way of Christmas cheer for Jack Frost when a local power station worker plunges to his death in a mysterious accident and on the same day his home is vandalised. To make matters worse, Regional Crime Squad Detective, Tim Fox, is murdered on Frost’s patch all and the evidence points to police corruption. This episode makes it into the top ten as David feels it has the best locations from the series.

For more information on A Touch of Frost, including episode guides and exclusive cast interviews visit www.itv.com/frost

NOTE: David Jason: Frost and Me is on weeknights at 10pm. Episodes of A Touch of Frost follow at 10.05pm.

Monday 3 March 2008 10:00pm – 12:05am on ITV3.

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