CRACKER’S BEST VILLAINS
In his first major TV role, a shavenheaded Robert Carlyle (above) played vengeful Hillsborough survivor Albie Kinsella in the 1994 story To Be a Somebody. Following the death of his father, he went on a killing spree, stabbing DCI Bilborough to death.
Long before Downton Abbey’s upright Mr Carson, Jim Carter was creepy cult leader Kenneth Trant in 1994’s The Big Crunch, with a pre-band of Gold Samantha Morton as his victim, Joanne Barnes.
In his breakthrough role, John Simm was troubled teenager Bill, who took revenge on his foster parents in the 1995
two-parter Best Boys.