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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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Jimmy McGovern
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3   2   1  
2006   1996   1995   1994   1993  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Robbie Coltrane ...  Fitz / ... 25 episodes, 1993-2006
Geraldine Somerville ...  Penhaligon / ... 23 episodes, 1993-1995
Kieran O'Brien ...  Mark / ... 21 episodes, 1993-1995
Barbara Flynn ...  Judith Fitzgerald 21 episodes, 1993-2006
Lorcan Cranitch ...  Beck / ... 20 episodes, 1993-1995
Ricky Tomlinson ...  Wise 15 episodes, 1994-1996
Tess Thomson Tess Thomson ...  Katie / ... 12 episodes, 1993-1995
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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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Trivia

Robbie Coltrane was primarily known as a comedic actor before the series. He was cast based on his performance in Screen One: Alive and Kicking (1991). 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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Alternate Versions

All the stories were originally shown on ITV in several parts, each of one hour (including commercials). However they were later released on DVD as a single episode per story, with a combined cast list rather than the one from the end-credit sequence of any of the transmitted parts of the story. See more »

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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 British Crime Shows (2016) See more »

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Stormy Weather
Written by Harold Arlen (uncredited) and lyrics by Ted Koehler (uncredited)
Sung by Carol Kidd
Music Composed by Julian Wastall
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fabulous is exactly right
20 September 2004 | by cstrother-1See all my reviews

This is extraordinary TV/film-making. It is as good as Sopranos or Six Feet Under. Complex, deep, filled with the unexpected. I, like others, have found that British drama can be a bit slow, but this is anything but slow. First rate writing and acting all around. I can't add much to what others have said. This is truly the real Magoo. I am amazed that I have not seen this series written up everywhere. Hate to build it up to others, because I came upon it relatively unbuilt up and it just knocked me out. Sorry for all the hyperbole, but this deserves it. Robbie Coltrane is quite the 300 + pound sex symbol. All of of the actors play human beings with strengths and weakness, with complex interactions. The Big Sleep has nothing on this. Prime Suspect is good too, but the characters here are more believable.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1993 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr Fitz See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1 Episode) | (23 Episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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