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).
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.
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
David Jason and co-stars played pranks of each other during filming. 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 »
[Contractors' signs outside derelict houses]
"Gas off". "Water off". "Electricity off". All that's missing is "Sod off"!
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Another of my favorite shows and one I try not to miss. I just savor every moment of this wonderful series about a rather dowdy little British detective who constantly runs into trouble with his uniformed superiors and everlastingly rocks "the establishment" within the Denton police force. Quirky, eccentric and not adverse to bursting the bubbles of his snobby and stiff bosses, he's really a copper's copper (without the helmet) and always leads us through such an entertaining series of plot twists and turns, it's really quite irresistible. Oh what fun!!
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