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Frost: A Touch of Frost

Classic Radio Crime
Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
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Summary

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast drama starring Derek Martin, the precursor to the popular TV series and novels. 

Jack Frost is disheveled, disorganised and disrespectful. His superiors don't like him. He has a habit of doing things his way - and getting results. But when Denton CID is faced with a spate of major crimes, Frost finds himself under pressure. 

A young woman becomes the sixth victim of a multiple rapist, a teenage girl goes missing, there's a robbery at the Purple Parrot nightclub, and an old man is injured in a hit-and-run. With all this on his plate, Frost has little time and less patience for paperwork - but if he doesn't submit the overtime reports, there will be hell to pay. Has Frost bitten off more than he can chew? 

A Touch of Frost gave rise to a hugely successful TV series that ran between 1992 and 2010. This gritty drama, first broadcast on Radio 4 in 1982, features Derek Martin as Jack Frost, with a supporting cast including Haydn Wood, Stephen Thorne and Alan Dudley. 

Classic Radio Crime: presenting vintage detectives for your investigation!

Audio updated as of January 2018

©2017 R D Wingfield (P)2017 BBC Digital Audio

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Poor value for money

Far too short. Story ended abruptly - seemed not to be the end. Very disappointing. Would definately NOT recommend this story.

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Not the full story

Excellent performance from the case but the audiobook is not complete, it finishes just as the story takes an exciting turn it finishes..

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Not the full story

Performances and story are fine but file is incomplete. Original broadcast ran to an hour and a half (as stated in the publishers summary above). CD version is 2 discs, Audible's version is obviously only disc 1. Reported this to customer support on release but seems that the problem has still not been resolved. Audible has fallen down badly here.

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  • PJPackwood
  • 03-07-17

Humph!!!

Not a whole story merely an installment from a radio series. Beginning but no 'end'. Don't waste your money!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-12-18

Good detective, shows flaws but a solid code

Quality story with good voice acting, however, sounds effects were overwhelming at times and some secondary actors spoke too softly. But, overall a great character and story.