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 / ... 22 episodes, 1993-2006
Barbara Flynn ...  Judith Fitzgerald 20 episodes, 1993-2006
Lorcan Cranitch ...  Beck / ... 19 episodes, 1993-1995
Ricky Tomlinson ...  Wise 15 episodes, 1994-1996
Tess Thomson Tess Thomson ...  Katie / ... 12 episodes, 1993-1995
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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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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Jimmy McGovern originally planned to leave after the second series, claiming that he had "nothing more to write about," but was allowed to write the controversial rape storyline, "Men Should Weep", when he agreed to contribute a three-part story to the third series. See more »

Quotes

[to Beck]
Fitz: You're a bit like a doctor, aren't you?
Beck: Sorry?
Fitz: You tend to bury your mistakes.
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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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Soundtracks

Summertime
Written by George Gershwin (uncredited), Ira Gershwin (uncredited) and DuBose Heyward (uncredited)
Sung by Carol Kidd
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In a word: fabulous
3 June 1999 | by Bram-5See all my reviews

I agree with the comments above. This is the best series ever seen on any screen, anywhere. Robbie Coltrane, as Fitz, steals every show, though everyone is excellent. From the start, this has been a cop show with heart and soul. All I can say is more, more more ...


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1993 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Cracker 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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