Cracker (1993–1996)

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

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Cast

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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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 DS Jimmy Beck (20 episodes, 1993-1995)
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 Judith Fitzgerald (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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27 September 1993 (UK)  »

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(1 Episode) | (23 Episodes)

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Trivia

Fitz is never seen driving and is always driven by others. The reason is never explained in the series. But in the book "Cracker: The Truth Behind the Fiction", it says that "He's never trusted himself behind the wheel of a car - its just too tempting to put your foot down and close your eyes and gamble that you won't hit anything before you've counted to twenty". See more »

Quotes

[At a supermarket checkout]
Old Woman: Execuse me... eight items!
Fitz: I have eight items! Three bottles of whiskey constitutes ONE ITEM! 2 loaves of bread constitutes ONE ITEM! 6 frozen lasagnas constitutes ONE ITEM!
Old Woman: SIX?
Fitz: Two dozen eggs constitutes ONE ITEM ...
Old Woman: Security!
Fitz: Four steak and kidney bastard pies constitutes ONE ITEM!
[Security is called]
Fitz: Oh, for God's sake ...
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Stormy Weather
Sung by Carol Kidd
Music Composed by Julian Wastall
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fabulous is exactly right
20 September 2004 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

This is extraordinary TV/film-making. It is as good as Sopranos or Six Feet Under. Complex, deep, filled with the unexpected. I, like others, have found that British drama can be a bit slow, but this is anything but slow. First rate writing and acting all around. I can't add much to what others have said. This is truly the real Magoo. I am amazed that I have not seen this series written up everywhere. Hate to build it up to others, because I came upon it relatively unbuilt up and it just knocked me out. Sorry for all the hyperbole, but this deserves it. Robbie Coltrane is quite the 300 + pound sex symbol. All of of the actors play human beings with strengths and weakness, with complex interactions. The Big Sleep has nothing on this. Prime Suspect is good too, but the characters here are more believable.


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