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Cracker

1995

Cracker is a British crime drama series produced by Granada Television for ITV, created and principally written by Jimmy McGovern. Set in Manchester, the series follows a criminal psychologist (or "cracker"), Dr Edward "Fitz" Fitzgerald, played by Robbie Coltrane, who works with the Greater Manchester Police to help them solve crimes. The show consists of three series which were originally aired from 1993 to 1995.Series 3 (1995)

Episode 20 "Best Boys (Part One)" Bill Preece/Nash, a 17 year old boy who is living in a children’s care home, breaks into the factory where he is doing work experience and is found by the foreman, Stuart Grady. (note the use of two names - device) There is an unspoken but chemistry between the two and Grady lets Bill sleep on the floor in his flat. They then kill together, the young boy from the hostel being portrayed as the ringleader. This leads to the arrest of the foreman, Stuart.

Episode 21 "Best Boys (Part Two)": An accident leads the police to apprehend Grady while Nash is still at large. As the police close in on him, Nash tracks down his former foster carer, Diane and her son (whose birth prompted her to abandon Bill just before she was meant to adopt him).