Cracker: Season 2, Episode 4

The Big Crunch: Part 1 (31 Oct. 1994)

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A charismatic cult preacher finds that he has impregnated one of his 16 year old students and must silence her to protect his position.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joanne Barnes
Cherith Mellor ...
Norma Trant
Maureen O'Brien ...
Virginia Trant
Michael Trant
Darren Tighe ...
Dean Saunders
Samia Ghadie ...
Doc O'Brien ...
Bus Driver
Colin Tierney ...
Roger Sloman ...
Mr. Barnes


Kenneth Trant is from all appearances a well-respected member of the community. He is the Headmaster of a local school and is leader of his own church, The Fellowship of Souls. That is until his sister-in-law sees him making love to a 17-year old member of the congregation. She tells his wife what is going on and has photographs to prove it but the situation takes an altogether different complexion when the girl, Joanne Barnes, reveals that she is pregnant. At this point, Kenneth, his brother Michael and their wives, devise a complex plot to eliminate the girl and throw the blame on Dean Saunders, a developmentally challenged employee who works at the family's recycling plant. The police think they have their man in Saunders but Fitz doesn't buy it and sets about identifying the true killers. On the personal side, Fitz's wife Judith has put their house up for sale and his relationship with DS Penhaligon goes a step further. Written by garykmcd

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D.C.I. Charlie Wise: Fitz, are they your own teeth?
Dr. Eddie 'Fitz' Fitzgerald: Yeah.
D.C.I. Charlie Wise: Well, look after them, floss them and clean them, and don't ever call me "thick" again.
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Cherith Mellor's character was listed in the credits as Norman Trant rather than Norma Trant. See more »


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