Captain Sorrell goes off to fight in World War I, leaving behind a wife, son and good prospects. When he returns from war, his prospects dim, and his wife deserts him. He then dedicates himself to assuring his son a bright future, no matter the costs to himself.
Detective Inspector Jack Frost is an unconventional policeman with sympathy for the underdog and an instinct for moral justice. Sloppy, disorganized, and disrespectful, he attracts trouble like a magnet. Also includes bonus features.
An old-fashioned, gritty detective show based in England. This brash policeman follows his moral compass, shows compassion for the common man and always solves the case. Starring David Jason, who is regarded as the most popular actor on British TV.
It's the 1950's and Sidney "Pop" Larkin has managed to avoid paying taxes for practically his entire working life. He embarks on a number of ill-fated entrepreneurial ventures and his daughter causes more than one head to turn with her flirtatious ways. But the flamboyant Larkins are thoroughly devoted to each other in good times and bad.
Appropriate adults: When an 8 year old girl disappears near the local woods, foul play is suspected as circumstances point to a seemingly harmless 20 year old with Down's Syndrome. Quarry: Two animal rights activists are murdered following a protest of a fox hunt. Paying the price: A ruthless kidnapper tests Frost's skills to the full - it proves a tough case to crack and, for one woman, time is running out.
Penny for the guy: A manpower shortage and a rash of child kidnapped for ransom force a vacationing Frost back to work partnering with beautiful but ambitious DS Liz Maud. House calls: Jack is in charge of the case of a three month old corpse found in the coal bin of an abandoned farm house. Appendix man: Hazel Wallace returns from her training as the new Detective Sergeant. Supt. Mullett assigns her to sorting the mess left behind by DI Frost while...
Care and protection: DI Jack Frost has to cope with the impending death of his wife as he investigates the disappearance of a young girl and a 30 year old cold case. A minority of one: While Frost is investigating a series of burglaries in a black area of Denton, one of his informants, a single mother, is murdered as Mullett worries about bad press. Widows and orphans: Frost investigates two serial criminals preying on senior women, a burglar and...
While on tour in America, Charles Dickens recalls the moments that shaped his life. From his penniless childhood in Chatham and London during the 1820s to the unprecedented success he later enjoyed on both sides of the Atlantic, he traces his extraordinary experiences which influenced many of his greatest works.