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

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 Mark Fitzgerald 21 episodes, 1993-1995
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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

Jimmy McGovern originally planned to leave after the second series, claiming that he had "nothing more to write about," but was allowed to write the controversial rape storyline, "Men Should Weep", when he agreed to contribute a three-part story to the third series. See more »

Quotes

DS Jimmy Beck: He's throwin' fits, Fitz!
Fitz: I'm in custody, CUSTODY!
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Featured in The 100 Greatest TV Moments (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Summertime
Written by George Gershwin (uncredited), Ira Gershwin (uncredited) and DuBose Heyward (uncredited)
Sung by Carol Kidd
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It was good on television, but on DVD it is awesome!
16 August 2004 | by (Boca Raton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The "Cracker" series was one of the best television series ever. The screenplays, directing, acting, and cinematography were on par with the best crime movies of the past 50 years. The entire series is now available on DVD. The three seasons are divided into three 3 hour Dvds each. That's a lot of "Fitz", almost 27 hours, but you long for more when you are done! With these dvds, you get the uncensored version whose continuity is not broken up by commercial breaks. This adds quite a bit to the enjoyment of the series. I haven't been a big fan of British TV melodramas because I found them a bit slow paced, but not so with the "Cracker" series. In summary, I have seen little on TV to compare to this series.


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