Cracker: Season 3, Episode 4

Best Boys: Part 1 (6 Nov. 1995)

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Stuart Grady, a lonely factory foreman, befriends a young male employee and the disturbed runaway involves them both in murder.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Suzy Yannis ...
Linda (as Susie Yannis)
D.C. Skelton (as Wilbert Johnson)
Aisling O'Sullivan ...
Aileen Beck
Jackie Downey ...
Mrs. Mary Franklin
Dave Hill ...
Mr. Franklin (as David Hill)
Carla Richee ...
Will Knightley ...
Steve Money ...


Bill Preece is a runaway from a childcare facility who finds work in a local factory. He has no place to stay so the foreman, Stuart Grady, offers him his sofa for a night. A dispute with the landlady leads to her being killed and Bill soon drags his new friend into a spiral of crime. He especially wants to exact revenge against those he feels treated him badly as a foster child. Fitz soon realizes that two people are committing the murders, though he believes the perpetrators to be a man and a woman. With the new baby at home, Judith decides that it's time to put herself first. The police are still recovering from the death of Jimmy Beck and Jane Penhaligon in particular is still having difficulty coping. Written by garykmcd

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[Words flashing through Penhaligon's mind]
DS Jimmy Beck: Do you fantasize about rape?
Dr. Eddie 'Fitz' Fitzgerald: When she does, it doesn't include violence.
DS Jimmy Beck: Do you fantasize about rape?
DS Jane 'Panhandle' Penhaligon: Sometimes. Yes, I do.
[Beck laughs]
DS Jane 'Panhandle' Penhaligon: I've been raped, sir.
D.C.I. Charlie Wise: I never heard that.
DS Jane 'Panhandle' Penhaligon: Detective Sergeant Beck raped me, sir.
DS Jimmy Beck: Are you accusing me of rape?
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