Cracker (1993–1996)

Men Should Weep: Part 1 

A young black man, product of an interracial marriage, seethes with resentment and turns from being a serial rapist to murder.


Jean Stewart


Jimmy McGovern (written and created by)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robbie Coltrane ... Fitz
Alexander Newland ... Marvin Malcolm
Graham Aggrey Graham Aggrey ... Floyd Malcolm
Julie Saunders Julie Saunders ... Bev Malcolm
Rachel Davies ... Mrs Malcolm
Ludmilla Vuli Ludmilla Vuli ... Trish
Geraldine Somerville ... Penhaligon
Ina Clough ... Elderly Dancer
Jack Randle Jack Randle ... Taxi Driver
Kieran O'Brien ... Mark
John McArdle ... Tom Carter
Marian McLoughlin ... Catherine Carter
Colin Tierney ... Harriman
Lorcan Cranitch ... Beck
Ricky Tomlinson ... Wise


Fitz is assisting the police in identifying a serial rapist. Floyd Malcolm was scarred as a child, both physically and mentally. He now preys on women, often the wives of people he knows. His pattern is always the same: he wears a mask and after raping his victims he chats with them, as if he wants to be their friend. He's also taken to calling in to Fitz's radio talk show for advice. The squad have differing views on how to deal with the rapist and Jimmy Beck in particular is less than sympathetic with the victims. When DS Jane Penhaligon is raped, the police assume it's the same rapist, but Fitz is convinced it's a different man. At home, Fitz finds that his wife Judith has returned and has a bit of a surprise for him. Things become very personal for Fitz when the rapist targets his wife. Penhaligon identifies her attacker and takes matters into her own hands. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery







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21 November 1994 (UK) See more »

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After Floyd escapes out of the bedroom window and on to the roof, a climbing rope can be seen falling behind him. See more »


Floyd Malcolm: Look, I don't need to rape.
DCI Charlie Wise: Yeah, the old ones are always the best, aren't they.
Floyd Malcolm: I drive a cab. I pick up girls full of booze. I get plenty of offers. I don't need to rape. So please, let me go.
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