Cracker – tape 2069

Another slightly shorter tape today. First, Cracker, with what looks like the second part of the story True Romance.

A woman is taunting Fitz with letters after killing mature students at the college he’s lecturing at. And it all gets very close to home when she targets his son.

It’s always interesting to watch these shows, at the cusp of mobile phones, so phone boxes are still a major part of the plot.

Things get tense when they catch her, but can’t find his son, so Fitz has to get her to tell him where his son is.

She tells him in time, although the poor boy is being electrocuted when they find him, so it was all a bit last minute. But we didn’t get any sense of that countdown in the show – the timer was never established until we see it go off, so it’s there merely to punish the victim.

After this, there’s a whole episode of News at Ten, with the lead stories being the Guinness fraud trial, a woman dead from Creutzfeld Jakob Disease, Deadlock in the Northern Ireland Peace Process, Stagnant Housing Market, and terrifying venomous spiders.

Venomous Spiders

The recording ends after the news.


  • trail: Unlawful Entry
  • Tampax
  • Safeway
  • Strepsils
  • Pantene
  • Oxo
  • Viglen Computers
  • Galaxy
  • Boots
  • Lemsip Power +
  • Veetee
  • Nokia
  • Guinness
  • Galaxy
  • trail: Home & Away
  • trail: Inspector Morse
  • trail: 007 The Return
  • Apple
  • Argos
  • Sacred Spirit
  • Golden Wonder – Shouldn’t Ready Salted be red? Blue is Salt and Vinegar.


  • De Beers
  • Orange
  • trail: Clive James in Buenos Aires
  • Teachers
  • Cellnet – John Simm
  • Safeway
  • Disney Video
  • Microsoft Office
  • trail: The Cook Report
  • Apricot Computers

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