Cracker 5 Seasons 1995

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Season 3
(28) IMDb 8.4/10

6. True Romance, Part 1 TV-NR

Fitz takes some teaching work at the University where he begins receiving love letters. Janice, a lab technician, is the writer of the letters and in her depression over her lack of attention from her family, begins murdering make students she has lured into her room. The police want to take Fitz off the case as they understand that the murderer is writing to, and killing, for him.

Starring:
Elizabeth Estensen, Robbie Coltrane
Runtime:
52 minutes
Original air date:
November 20, 1995

True Romance, Part 1

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Season 3

Product Details

Genres Drama, Mystery
Director Tim Fywell
Starring Elizabeth Estensen, Robbie Coltrane
Supporting actors Emily Joyce, Katie Purslow, Kenneth Gilbert, Fleur Bennett, Barbara Flynn, Kevin Dignam, Larry Waller, Ian Curtis, Biddy Hodson, Alan Maher, Iain Mitchell, Jan Linnik, Rosemary Martin, Ricky Tomlinson, Geraldine Somerville, Robert Cavanah, Will Knightley, Wil Johnson
Season year 1995
Network Acorn Media
Producers Hilary Bevan Jones, Sally Head, Valery Ryan, Delia Fine
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Drama with some comedy thrown in, great!
The Onedin Line Lady
Real life on the small screen, quite a treat.
E. M. Keith
Couldn't go wrong to purchase the DVD's.
D. Murphy

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Kendra on December 31, 2008
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First of all, I want to say straight out that every Cracker episode prior to this one definitely deserves 5 stars. This one, however, is the final compilation (in UK, it's released as series 1 and 2-- not divided into 3 seasons) and, it's a complete let down to the earlier episodes. White Ghost, the finale (not including the 2006 episode that also has nothing to do with earlier episodes)is the poorest conclusion for a character-driven series that I've ever seen.

During the series, we met Fitz, a brash, alcohol-guzzling, chain-smoking psychologist. He is brilliant. He understands everything going on around him and can read a person like a book. Watching him is an experience. The stories are so well-written and the characters so intense, that this entire series (up until what is sold here as the Third Season) is a joy.

But, the third and final season just doesn't tie up any of the loose ends. It gives some suggestion, but nothing really. And, by Fitz' mention of Penhaligan in the last episode here, any question that you might have felt had been answered was obviously incorrect.

In the episode just prior to White Ghost, we find out Penhaligan has given her resignation. We find out how Cracker truly feels about his wife (well, kind of-- as he walks out of the hospital leaving her standing alone). And, that's that.

In the last episode, we never see any closure. And, Fitz calls home, too, and his wife lives there! And, he asks for Penhaligan to be sent to Hong Kong to help with his case, and she can't come. But, that's all. So, we never find out how these three are now interacting with eachother and that's the biggest letdown after all this character buildup from the prior episodes.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Straight-8 on June 1, 2007
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Great wind-up to the series. The casting is perfect. As always, the stories are thought-provoking and gritty, but told with humour and compassion. Buy all three series, and watch them in order, or you'll miss the carefully crafted progression through the main characters' lives.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By JMF JR on April 11, 2008
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To those that have never seen this british crime series I say buy it you won't regret it, I had seen it off and on on PBS for years but this was the first time I came accross the entire collection.Robbie Coltrane ( from Harry Potter Fame) is an outstanding talent in the series and it is done so well, for those that don't know him, he has been a very popular stage and screen actor in Great Britan for years .
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Murphy on March 8, 2007
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Love the series bought all three. Couldn't go wrong to purchase the DVD's. Great acting, very well written.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Roberta L. Kirk on March 26, 2009
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Excellent service. The items arrived quickly and I totally enjoyed all the episodes. I wish they had more seasons to buy (I've bought all of the cracker seasons I could find on the amazon website, and hated for them to end.)
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As the episodes continue on, the violence and pathology escalate. People's behavior becomes more and more extreme and improbable. That said, this is still a delightful series, far above most TV crime material.
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By Jeff Hammond on May 4, 2014
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I like this series. It's an excellent price & the quality is perfect. It's well worth the 5 star rating.
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Wonderful, all of these series. Great actors like Shaun Evans Roger Allam, Robbie Coltrane, backed by by a fine ensemble of actors in the best tradition of British theater. We are spoiled by this level of quality. So give us more.
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