The compelling Cracker is among the more exciting
British mystery series from the 1990s, featuring a hero so flawed he's just as
likely to end up inside a jail cell as outside chasing bad guys. Robbie
Coltrane, perhaps best known for playing Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry
Potter movies, is unconventional psychologist Eddie "Fitz" Fitzgerald, a
rotund teacher who exhorts students to look within their dark hearts and who
gleefully embraces his own addictions to gambling, booze and nicotine.