An abrasively eccentric forensic psychologist aids in the solving of difficult police cases.

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 Dr. Eddie 'Fitz' Fitzgerald (24 episodes, 1993-1996)
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 DS Jane 'Panhandle' Penhaligon (23 episodes, 1993-1995)
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 Mark Fitzgerald (21 episodes, 1993-1995)
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 Judith Fitzgerald (20 episodes, 1993-1995)
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 DS Jimmy Beck (20 episodes, 1993-1995)
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 D.C.I. Charlie Wise / ... (15 episodes, 1994-1996)
Tess Thomson ...
 Kate 'Katie' Fitzgerald / ... (12 episodes, 1993-1995)
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 DCI David Bilborough (10 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 D.C. Skelton (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
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This mystery series from the U.K. outlines the adventures of a psychologist employed by the police to aid them in profiling and questioning suspects. "Fitz" (Robbie Coltrane), an avowed drunkard and gambler, has an uncanny knack for boring directly into the hearts and minds of his subjects, many of whom may in fact be saner than he is... Written by Aaron Finkelstein <afink@ix.netcom.com>

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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27 September 1993 (UK)  »

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(1 Episode) | (23 Episodes)

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Trivia

Jimmy McGovern initially pictured Fitz as being a "thin, wiry man with a sense of danger - a John Cassavetes type" who looked like the had spent some time in the army. See more »

Quotes

Penhaligon: You're an emotional rapist, Fitz.
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Featured in The Greatest: 100 Greatest TV Characters (2001) See more »

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Stormy Weather
Written by Harold Arlen (uncredited) and lyrics by Ted Koehler (uncredited)
Sung by Carol Kidd
Music Composed by Julian Wastall
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Excellent crime drama provides insight... and some laughs
21 September 1998 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Unlike the U.S. version, the U.K. version of Cracker is smart, witty, funny, insightful, and often touching. Robbie Coltrane is excellent as Fitz, the criminal psychologist, and the entire cast works together very well. This TV series is worthy of the big screen. I'm hoping they will make more episodes!


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