...drummer Stephen Morris and his wife, keyboard and guitar player Gillian, are writing the soundtrack for the Manchester-set series.
"I was a fan when Cracker was last on TV so it's great to be doing the music for the new series," Stephen says.
"The writer Jimmy McGovern asked us to do it. It also means we'll be two of the first people to see it."
: No word on how this will effect progress on New Order's 2006 album but it's New Order so it's not like they do much in the way of announcing plans in advance.