Cracker

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Cracker is a British crime drama series produced by Granada Television for ITV, created and principally written by Jimmy McGovern. Set in Manchester, the series follows a criminal psychologist, Dr Edward "Fitz" Fitzgerald, played by Robbie Coltrane,... read more
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Cracker is a British crime drama series produced by Granada Television for ITV, created and principally written by Jimmy McGovern. Set in Manchester, the series follows a criminal psychologist, Dr Edward "Fitz" Fitzgerald, played by Robbie Coltrane, who works with the Greater Manchester Police to help them solve crimes. The show consists of three series which were originally aired from 1993 to 1995. A 100-minute special set in Hong Kong followed in 1996 and another two-hour story in 2006. In 2000, the series was ranked 39 on the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes compiled by the British Film Institute.

Original Release

09/27/1993

Cast

Robbie Coltrane Fitz / Dr. Edward 'Fitz' Fitzgerald
Barbara Flynn Judith Fitzgerald
Geraldine Somerville Penhaligon / DS Jane "Panhandle" Penhaligon
Ricky Tomlinson Wise
Kieran O'Brien Mark
Wil Johnson Skelton
Kieran O'Brien Mark Fitzgerald
Colin Tierney Harriman
Lorcan Cranitch Beck / D.S. Beck
Lorcan Cranitch D.S. Beck
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 White Ghost Monday, 28 October 1996
2 Nine Eleven Sunday, 01 October 2006
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Directors

Tim Fywell, Andy Wilson, Julian Jarrold, Jean Stewart, Roy Battersby, Simon Cellan Jones, Michael Winterbottom, Charles McDougall, Richard Standeven

Writers

Jimmy McGovern, Paul Abbott, Ted Whitehead

Creators

Jimmy McGovern

Cast

Robbie Coltrane Fitz / Dr. Edward 'Fitz' Fitzgerald
Barbara Flynn Judith Fitzgerald
Geraldine Somerville Penhaligon / DS Jane "Panhandle" Penhaligon
Ricky Tomlinson Wise
Kieran O'Brien Mark
Wil Johnson Skelton
Kieran O'Brien Mark Fitzgerald
Colin Tierney Harriman
Lorcan Cranitch Beck / D.S. Beck
Lorcan Cranitch D.S. Beck
Robert Cavanah Temple
Christopher Eccleston DCI David Bilborough / D.C.I. Bilborough
Clive Russell Danny Fitzgerald / Danny
Geraldine Somerville D.S. Penhaligon / DS Jane "Panhandle" Penhaligon
Tess Thomson Katie
Geraldine Somerville
Robbie Coltrane Dr. Eddie 'Fitz' Fitzgerald
Barbara Flynn
Christopher Eccleston DCI David Bilborough
Kieran O'Brien

Producers

Sally Head Executive Producer
Delia Fine Executive Producer
Gub Neal Executive Producer
Paul Abbott Producer
Hilary Bevan Jones Producer
Gub Neal Producer
Valery Ryan Producer

Editors

Tony Cranstoun, Oral Norrie Ottey, Edward Mansell, Anthony Ham, Chris Gill, Trevor Waite

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