Cracker is the title of a television crime series in the United Kingdom , made by Granada Television for ITV and created and principally written by Jimmy McGovern . The series concerned a criminal psychologist (or "cracker"), Eddie "Fitz" Fitzgerald, played by Robbie Coltrane . Set in Manchester , it consisted of three series which ran from 1993 to 1995. A 100-minute special set in Hong Kong followed in 1996.
Fitz is a classic antihero , unfaithful to his wife, alcoholic , a chain smoker, overweight, addicted to gambling, manic, foulmouthed and sarcastic; and yet cerebral and brilliant at his speciality: getting into the heads of violent criminals. As Fitz confesses in "Brotherly Love": "I drink too much, I smoke too much, I gamble too much. I am too much."
Each case spanned several episodes and cliffhangers were quite often used, but it was not until the end of the second series that a cliffhanger was employed to tie off the series. Some of the plotlines in the cases took as their starting point real events such as the Hillsborough disaster , while others were purely fictional with only tangential ties to actual events.
Several different psychotic types were explored during the run of the show with increasingly complex psychological motivations that, as the series entered the middle of the second season, began to expand beyond the criminals being investigated to the regular cast members. As the series moved forward the storylines became as much about the interactions of the regulars as it was about the crimes. In many later episodes, in fact, the crimes often became background to intense, provocative explorations of the police officers' reactions to the crimes they investigated. For some viewers the series' increased focus on the regular characters and their interwoven stories, as opposed to the crimes themselves, detracted from the series' story telling. Others, however, believe that the interplay between the regular characters' work environment and the work itself provided drama.
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THE MAD WOMAN IN THE ATTIC
TO SAY I LOVE YOU
ONE DAY A LEMMING WILL FLY
TO BE A SOMEBODY
THE BIG CRUNCH
MEN SHOULD WEEP
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