The BEST Episodes of Cracker

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 28, 2019

Network: ITV1

Dr. Eddie "Fitz" Fitzgerald (Robbie Coltrane) is an alcoholic, chain-smoking, womanizer who just happens to be an expert psychologist. In spite of marital and family problems, he is often called to assist the police in difficult cases that cannot be easily solved.

To Be a Somebody (2)

#1 - To Be a Somebody (2)

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 17, 1994

After the death of his father, an ordinary citizen goes horribly wrong.

star 9.08
85 votes
Directors: Tim Fywell
Writers: Jimmy McGovern
To Say I Love You (3)

#2 - To Say I Love You (3)

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 25, 1993

A young boy goes missing and the police suspect murder. Fitz is asked to help investigate.

star 9.05
80 votes
Directors: Andy Wilson
Writers: Jimmy McGovern
To Be a Somebody (3)

#3 - To Be a Somebody (3)

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 24, 1994

After the death of his father, an ordinary citizen goes horribly wrong.

star 8.99
83 votes
Directors: Tim Fywell
Writers: Jimmy McGovern
To Be a Somebody (1)

#4 - To Be a Somebody (1)

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 10, 1994

After the death of his father, an ordinary citizen goes horribly wrong.

star 8.97
121 votes
Directors: Tim Fywell
Writers: Jimmy McGovern
To Say I Love You (2)

#5 - To Say I Love You (2)

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 18, 1993

While his own marriage is falling apart, Fitz goes up against a young couple who would do anything to stay together.

star 8.93
113 votes
Directors: Andy Wilson
Writers: Jimmy McGovern
One Day a Lemming Will Fly (1)

#6 - One Day a Lemming Will Fly (1)

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 1, 1993

A young boy goes missing and the police suspect murder. Fitz is asked to help investigate.

star 8.89
113 votes
Writers: Jimmy McGovern
True Romance (1)

#7 - True Romance (1)

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 20, 1995

Fitz is the target of a secret admirer who is willing to kill—and keep killing—to get his attention, understanding and love.

star 8.74
53 votes
Directors: Tim Fywell
Writers: Jimmy McGovern, Paul Abbott
Best Boys (2)

#8 - Best Boys (2)

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 13, 1995

An instant attraction between a man and a teenage boy leads to murder.

star 8.71
45 votes
Writers: Jimmy McGovern, Paul Abbott
The Mad Woman in the Attic (2)

#9 - The Mad Woman in the Attic (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 4, 1993

A young woman is brutally murdered on a train, suspected to be the victim of a serial killer. Dr. Eddie "Fitz" Fitzgerald is brought in to help.

star 8.71
136 votes
Writers: Jimmy McGovern
One Day a Lemming Will Fly (2)

#10 - One Day a Lemming Will Fly (2)

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 8, 1993

A young boy goes missing and the police suspect murder. Fitz is asked to help investigate.

star 8.64
76 votes
Writers: Jimmy McGovern
Brotherly Love (3)

#11 - Brotherly Love (3)

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 29, 1995

The brutal murder and violation of a prostitute quickly leads to an arrest, but while the suspect is in custody, an identical murder happens. At the same time, the death of Fitz's mother reunites him with his brother Danny, and Jimmy Beck, under long time stress from Billborough's death at Albie Kinsella's hands, finally reaches his breaking point, leading to a devastating climax.

star 8.62
47 votes
Directors: Roy Battersby
Writers: Jimmy McGovern
Men Should Weep (2)

#12 - Men Should Weep (2)

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 28, 1994

.The case of a serial rapist who wears a mask, yet tries to develop a relationship with his victims strikes at the heart of Fitz's personal and professional life when Penhaligon is raped and the rapist, apparently acting on Fitz's advice, starts to kill as well. Meanwhile, Penhaligon begins to discover a connection between her rapist and Jimmy Beck.

star 8.59
46 votes
Directors: Jean Stewart
Writers: Jimmy McGovern
Men Should Weep (3)

#13 - Men Should Weep (3)

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 5, 1994

The case of a serial rapist who wears a mask, yet tries to develop a relationship with his victims strikes at the heart of Fitz's personal and professional life when Penhaligon is raped and the rapist, apparently acting on Fitz's advice, starts to kill as well. Meanwhile, Penhaligon begins to discover a connection between her rapist and Jimmy Beck.

star 8.57
46 votes
Directors: Jean Stewart
Writers: Jimmy McGovern
Brotherly Love (2)

#14 - Brotherly Love (2)

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 23, 1995

The brutal murder and violation of a prostitute quickly leads to an arrest, but while the suspect is in custody, an identical murder happens. At the same time, the death of Fitz's mother reunites him with his brother Danny, and Jimmy Beck, under long time stress from Billborough's death at Albie Kinsella's hands, finally reaches his breaking point, leading to a devastating climax.

star 8.54
52 votes
Directors: Roy Battersby
Writers: Jimmy McGovern
Best Boys (1)

#15 - Best Boys (1)

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 6, 1995

An instant attraction between a man and a teenage boy leads to murder.

star 8.51
53 votes
Writers: Jimmy McGovern, Paul Abbott
True Romance (2)

#16 - True Romance (2)

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 27, 1995

Fitz is the target of a secret admirer who is willing to kill — and keep killing — to get his attention, understanding and love.

star 8.49
47 votes
Directors: Tim Fywell
Writers: Jimmy McGovern, Paul Abbott
Brotherly Love (1)

#17 - Brotherly Love (1)

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 22, 1995

The brutal murder and violation of a prostitute quickly leads to an arrest, but while the suspect is in custody, an identical murder happens. At the same time, the death of Fitz's mother reunites him with his brother Danny, and Jimmy Beck, under long time stress from Billborough's death at Albie Kinsella's hands, finally reaches his breaking point, leading to a devastating climax.

star 8.42
53 votes
Directors: Roy Battersby
Writers: Jimmy McGovern
Men Should Weep (1)

#18 - Men Should Weep (1)

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 21, 1994

The case of a serial rapist who wears a mask, yet tries to develop a relationship with his victims strikes at the heart of Fitz's personal and professional life when Penhaligon is raped and the rapist, apparently acting on Fitz's advice, starts to kill as well. Meanwhile, Penhaligon begins to discover a connection between her rapist and Jimmy Beck.

star 8.37
60 votes
Directors: Jean Stewart
Writers: Jimmy McGovern
The Big Crunch (3)

#19 - The Big Crunch (3)

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 14, 1994

A young girl missing for several days is discovered naked, covered in strange symbols and quoting the Bible. The trail leads to a fringe Christian sect and its charismatic leader.

star 8.23
52 votes
Directors: Julian Jarrold
Writers: Jimmy McGovern, Ted Whitehead
The Mad Woman in the Attic (1)

#20 - The Mad Woman in the Attic (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 27, 1993

A young woman is brutally murdered on a train, suspected to be the victim of a serial killer. Dr. Eddie "Fitz" Fitzgerald is brought in to help.

star 8.12
183 votes
Writers: Jimmy McGovern
The Big Crunch (1)

#21 - The Big Crunch (1)

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 31, 1994

A young girl missing for several days is discovered naked, covered in strange symbols and quoting the Bible. The trail leads to a fringe Christian sect and its charismatic leader.

star 8.09
64 votes
Directors: Julian Jarrold
Writers: Jimmy McGovern, Ted Whitehead
The Big Crunch (2)

#22 - The Big Crunch (2)

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 7, 1994

A young girl missing for several days is discovered naked, covered in strange symbols and quoting the Bible. The trail leads to a fringe Christian sect and its charismatic leader.

star 8.06
52 votes
Directors: Julian Jarrold
Writers: Jimmy McGovern, Ted Whitehead
To Say I Love You (1)

#23 - To Say I Love You (1)

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 11, 1993

While his own marriage is falling apart, Fitz goes up against a young couple who would do anything to stay together.

star 8.04
127 votes
Directors: Andy Wilson
Writers: Jimmy McGovern