Cracker: Barbara Flynn

WILL Robbie Coltrane ever star again in Cracker?
Manchester criminal psychologist Fitz returned to mixed reviews in a one-off ITV1 film screened in October 2006.
Some, including me, loved it.
Others questioned whether writer Jimmy McGovern’s script was one of his best.
Actress Barbara Flynn, seen last night in the final episode of Cranford, plays Robbie’s screen wife Judith.
I met up with her recently at the launch of festive film Christmas At The Riviera.
She plays another long-suffering wife in the ITV1 comedy, this time called Rita, married to retired policeman Maurice (Warren Clarke).
Does she think there will be any more Cracker?

“I don’t know. We did that extra one,” she replied.
“I’m a great believer in punctuation.

“When I picked up the first script, you knew that was something else.
“Jimmy’s writing then was right on the money.
“I don’t know. I question whether you can be fervent about something for that long.
“He has a right to do other things, I think.”
Other things, of course, including award-winning Salford drama The Street, which has just finished a second BBC1 series.
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