A Touch of Frost 12 Seasons 2010

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Season 15
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1. If Dogs Run Free Part 1 TV-14

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.

Starring:
David Jason, Bruce Alexander
Runtime:
1 hour 29 minutes
Original air date:
April 4, 2010

If Dogs Run Free Part 1

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Season 15
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    1. If Dogs Run Free Part 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.

    TV-14 1h 29min April 4, 2010
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    2. If Dogs Run Free Part 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 three alternate endings were filmed, where Frost, Toolan or Mullet die of heart failure in hospital. David Jason chose the 'happier' ending and weds his new love Christine Moorhead..

    TV-14 1h 29min April 5, 2010

Product Details

Genres Drama, Mystery
Director Paul Harrison
Starring David Jason, Bruce Alexander
Supporting actors John Lyons, Arthur White, Adrian Dunbar, Niamh Cusack, Phyllis Logan, Simon Shepherd, Leah Bracknell, Adam James, George Costigan, Fiona Glascott, Chris Overton, Hasan Dixon, James McKenna, Poppy Lee Friar, Stevee Davies, Julia St. John, Branko Tomovic, Jamie Samuel
Season year 2010
Network ITV Productions
Executive Producer Richard Bates
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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful By J. Janssen on November 30, 2010
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Season 15 consists of a single two part episode that by all accounts is the finale of this generally excellent series. It's pretty obvious Frost meanders off into the sunset at the end, but Series 13 was originally to be a finale of sorts and they came back for 2 more years. This episode is ambiguous enough to leave open that possibility repeating itself, though realistically David Jason's age probably takes that option off the table.

The story has a couple different threads that involve a dog fighting ring, a crime spree dating back 20 years, a tragic murder with it's effect on two families and, FINALLY, a successful love life for the good inspector. Like most of the Frost stories there's a certain lack of suspense in the "mystery" part, but the script is involving and well enough acted to pull it off with a bitter-sweet, yet satisfying conclusion. Phyllis Logan in particular gives a nice performance as Jack's love interest and star witness. Most of the series regulars are present and accounted for including Arthur White (David Jason's brother who plays Ernie Trigg), John Lyons (George Toolan), and the absolutely brilliant Bruce Alexander ("Horn-rimmed Henry"). However, notably absent are Carolyn Harker (WPC/DS Hazel Wallace), the late Bill Stewart (Sandy Longford), and Lindy Whiteford (Shirley Fisher).

Long time fans will hardly recognize Denton*. In the earlier episodes it was always portrayed as a gritty backwater of some undisclosed urban center. Recent stories have shown it spruced up, and this one portrays the town as positively yuppified; more characteristic of Morse's Oxford or Barnaby's fictional Causton.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Richard B. Schwartz TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 9, 2010
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A Touch of Frost has been on the British telly for 17 years. All good things must end. British coppers must retire at 60; Sir David is 70 and felt that the series had to end because of the implausibility of Frost still being on the force at his advanced age. Here is the conclusion and what a conclusion it is. Three endings were shot and Sir David was permitted to choose the ending that he preferred. (How often would that have happened in Hollywood?) I believe that he chose the wrong ending. I won't spoil it, but I would have chosen alternate ending number one. (Both alternate endings are included as special features.) All three of the endings are powerful and plausible; I like alternate number one because of its roundedness and because it ennobled. You have to watch to see what I mean.

The concluding episode is a very powerful two-parter, with an A and B plot. The A plot concerns a drug dealer with a dog fighting operation on the side. This very unsavory character is a hateful bully with a sleazoid solicitor, both of whom enjoy badgering Frost. The B plot involves a set of crimes from the past which are being replicated in the present. In effect, the ending represents Frost's future (or lack of it, depending on the ending), the A plot his present, the B plot his past. It is all very tight, very tidy and very moving.

Although we are in the gritty world of Denton, the Thames Valley and slimeball criminals, the A plot nearly takes on the dimensions of Greek drama. The characters are powerful, the acting superb, the conclusions shattering. With every fine story of detection there is often a parallel personal story. In this case, Frost finds a love interest, a woman who cares for the animals who are victimized and who simultaneously witnesses a murder.
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43 of 53 people found the following review helpful By R. Adsit on November 6, 2010
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I literally jumped with joy at seeing a new "A Touch of Frost" season, it is a great show, I own and rewatch them all. But $22 for a single short disk? Not on my stretched budget! This is a great product, but who can afford such prices? Not me, I will have to wait till the price comes down. Shame on the people who are trying to gouge us!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By marjon42 on December 12, 2010
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Outstanding! I love Frost and was so sorry to hear this is his last one. Frost does not let you down in this one. I will be watching this over and over.
So glad to hear Frost may finally be happy. The CD will give you two endings you will have to decide how you want Frost to go out. I will say no more but you will not be disappointed in the final episdoe of Frost. I know all things must come to an end BUT I will surely miss him. TV is getting worse and worse and I find myself watching a lot of the mystery programs. I just wish they would lower their prices a little.

Farewell David Jason, you will be missed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By GEORGE RANNIE on December 30, 2010
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After dealing with a mysterious person from his past that is "out to get him"; after a thug is finally brought to justice in a most unsavory way; after a tragic lost to his team; and with the prospect of love looming very near, detective Jack Frost (wonderfully played by David Jason) in Season 15 becomes very reflective and talks of "giving it all up" and going "into the sunset", thus ending this marvelous series that I have enjoyed for many, many years. PLUS the notes on the cover of this one (1) disc two (2) part season with each part running about eighty-seven and one-half minutes (87.50) says that Season 15 is the "final season". After viewing this superb and extremely exciting season, I really can't accept that it is over. Jack Frost is as feisty as ever in this season and is always very determined to apprehend the culprit(s) no matter what it takes. Jack seems just a little vague about "giving it all up" plus, to me, there is still a lot of "fight" for justice still in him. This season is really very good filed with good mysteries and, as always good acting. I do hope that the series, in spite of a major tragedy, somehow goes on.
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