A Touch of Frost

Widows and Orphans

Series 2 - Episode 2 Widows and Orphans



The crime rate in Jack Frost’s Denton was so high that David Jason had to keep on playing the disorganised detective until the age of 70. That two-part finale, first broadcast in 2010, gets a repeat showing over Thursday and Friday, all part of a Frost Week on ITV3 that takes in a batch of memorable cases. So lots of opportunity to see Frost avoid the scorn of his boss, scoff bacon sandwiches and conduct interrogations that traditionally begin in measured tones but end with his shouting very, very loudly.

You can’t argue with his success rate, though – much to the exasperation of the permanently annoyed Det Supt Mullett (Bruce Alexander).


Jack finds himself working alongside DS Lawson on a delicate case involving a spate of attacks on defenceless senior citizens in their homes. David Jason stars, with Bruce Alexander and Sally Dexter.

Cast & Crew

DI Jack Frost David Jason
DCI Jim Allen Neil Phillips
Supt Mullett Bruce Alexander
DS Lawson Sally Dexter
Ronald Gould Christopher Fulford
Mrs Archer Margery Mason
Shirley Fisher Lindy Whiteford
Dean Hoskins Steven Mackintosh
Kathy Reynolds Clara Salaman
Vicar Graham Turner
Bernard Elliott Peter Benson
Mrs Barrett Pamela Cundell
Mrs Haynes Valerie Lush
Mr Procter Richard Beale
Angela Newcombe Isabelle Amyes
John Newcombe Michael Hadley
Mrs Ryder Rose Hill
Desmond Ryder Max Mason
Director Roy Battersby
Executive Producer David Reynolds
Executive Producer Richard Bates
Executive Producer Philip Burley
Producer Don Leaver
Writer Richard Harris
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