Dr Edward "Fitz" Fitzgerald is a criminal psychologist. He is rather anti-social and obnoxious but he has a gift for solving crimes. Thus he is employed as a consultant by the Manchester Police.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Robbie Coltrane ...  Fitz 24 episodes, 1993-1996
Geraldine Somerville ...  Penhaligon / ... 23 episodes, 1993-1995
Kieran O'Brien ...  Mark / ... 21 episodes, 1993-1995
Barbara Flynn ...  Judith / ... 20 episodes, 1993-1995
Lorcan Cranitch ...  Beck / ... 20 episodes, 1993-1995
Ricky Tomlinson ...  Wise 15 episodes, 1994-1996
Tess Thomson Tess Thomson ...  Katie / ... 12 episodes, 1993-1995
Christopher Eccleston ...  D.C.I. Bilborough / ... 10 episodes, 1993-1994
Wil Johnson ...  Skelton 10 episodes, 1994-1995
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Storyline

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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1993 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

(1 Episode) | (23 Episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The "Men Should Weep" storyline was originally conceived as a plot for Prime Suspect (1991), in which the series' protagonist, Jane Tennison, was raped. See more »

Quotes

[on two Skinheads' urinary habits]
Fitz: You're the artistic kind - it goes everywhere. You're the Luke Skywalker type - straight like a lazer beam. I can't help but take a look - people usually find it disgusting ...
Skinhead: You looking for a broken nose, pal?
Fitz: Yeah, You know someone who can give me one, pal?
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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 jdajdaSee 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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