Cracker was a UK series that aired on ITV1 from September 1993 through November 1995 and included 9 multi-part episodes over 3 seasons. Specials based on the series were aired in 1996 and 2006.
The series starred Robbie Coltrane as Dr. Eddie "Fitz" Fitzgerald as a criminal psychologist who has the ability to "see" into the minds of the criminally disturbed (not unlike the character of Clarice in Silence of the Lambs, which no doubt inspired this series.)
A remake of the series aired in the US on ABC during the 1997 / 1998 television season. It starred Robert Pastorelli (of Murphy Brown fame) as the renamed Dr. Gerry "Fitz" Fitzgerald and the then virtually unknown Josh Hartnett as his son Michael. The DVD includes 4 episodes never shown during the series original run.
(Trivia: It may be hard to recognize him, but Robby Coltrane went on to play Hagrid in the Harry Potter movies.)
Original air dates: 09/27/1993 to 11/08/1993
Original air dates: 10/10/1994 to 12/05/1994
Original air dates: 10/22/1995 to 11/27/1995
The Complete US Series
Original air dates: 09/18/1997 to 01/24/1998