Cracker (1993–1996)

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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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 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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Robbie Coltrane and Geraldine Somerville would both go on to star in the Harry Potter series. 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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Cracker
29 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I stumbled onto "Cracker" knowing nothing about it nor Robbie Coltrane. After getting into the series, I felt as if I'd died and gone to heaven. Previous writers have written very well about the brilliance of Robbie Coltrane's acting and Jimmy McGovern's writing. "Cracker" and so many other well-directed, -acted, -written British detective series beg the question: Why is Hollywood incapable of this stuff? With few exceptions, the U.S. film industry fails and fails so miserably. Except for the folks at HBO and the Boston PBS affiliate WGBH in collaboration with like-minded professionals in the U.K., "the suits" of the American film industry seem unwilling to gamble on a series like (the British version of) "Cracker." I also highly recommend "Foyle's War," "Touching Evil," and "Second Sight" if you're a fan of brilliant British detective series. "Prime Suspect" remains on my list to watch among some others, all British. I am forever thankful these are all available on DVD.


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