"Cracker" is a British crime drama series. The series is centered on a criminal psychologist (or "cracker"), Dr Edward "Fitz" Fitzgerald, played by Robbie Coltrane. Set in Manchester, it consists of three series which were originally aired from 1993 to 1995.
Robbie Coltrane and Christopher Ecclestone made this show must-watch tv in the 90s. Looking back, I thought it ran for six seasons, not three, it just seemed longer - especially as there are still reruns. Gritty, no holds barred police procedural that relied on the instincts of Coltrane's character to hammer people, intellectually, into telling the truth about what crimes they had committed. Often at odds with 'proper' police methods, it was always entertaining and when tragedy struck, I was just sobbing (that isn't a spoiler). A good show at the time.