A Touch of Frost (1992–2010)
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Close Encounters 

Frost investigates the murder of a security guard at a quarry with an autistic teenager the only witness while DS Wallace helps Frost with an unusual series of burglaries.


Paul Harrison


R.D. Wingfield (characters), Michael Russell (screenplay)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Jason ... Insp. Jack Frost
Bruce Alexander ... Supt. Mullett
Caroline Harker ... DS Hazel Wallace
John Lyons ... DS George Toolan
Jimmy Yuill ... Charles Lightfoot
Maurice Roëves ... Stuart Mackintosh
Jane Gurnett Jane Gurnett ... Janet Carter
Jim Sturgess ... Laurence Burrell
Rob Spendlove Rob Spendlove ... Martin Burrell
Elizabeth Rider ... Helen Burrell
Paterson Joseph ... Colin Stokes
Sheila Whitfield Sheila Whitfield ... Sally Stokes
Sam Graham ... Ben Stokes (as Samuel Graham)
Andy de la Tour ... Oscar Manning (as Andy De La Tour)
Wayne Foskett ... Les Jameson


Autistic teenager Laurence Burrell is the only witness to an attack on a security guard at Denton's last remaining quarry and is hauled in by the police, later escaping back to the quarry, which he threatens to blow up. Frost is also kept busy when a woman claims that her ex-partner has abducted their young son, and Mr. Mullet is anxious that he investigate a series of burglaries which are strangely related. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery








Release Date:

3 March 2003 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Yorkshire, England, UK

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Did You Know?


Dr. McKenzie: There's one odd thing.
Insp. Jack Frost: Odd? That's what I like!
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Frost and the Alien
27 September 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

An autistic boy, obsessed with UFO's, witnesses a murder and an attack on a quarry. While he sees everything, he is unable, because of his condition, to give the police details of the crime. This frustrates Frost and his cohorts and leads them to assume that the boy, who has a temper when confronted, committed the crime. We are made privy to the fact that a real estate developer has designs on the quarry. But it is assumed that most of what happened was due to vandalism. Frost begins to sort out a relationship between the quarry-master and the developer. There is a second plot involving a man who has separated from his wife and is having trouble dealing with issues relating to his son. The son disappears and sets several things in motion. This is a well crafted episode.

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