The Cleaner

The Cleaner. Paul 'Wicky' Wickstead (Greg Davies).

The Cleaner

Greg Davies stars as a crime scene cleaner in this UK adaptation of a hit German show

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Sitcomfan64

  • Friday 10th September 2021, 10:01pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 878 posts

Greg Davies' new sitcom. I enjoyed it, lots of laughs. Slightly uneven in the dramatic parts but overall I look forward to seeing where he takes it, especially as it seems to be an anthology show.

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Billy Bunter

  • Friday 10th September 2021, 10:38pm [Edited]
  • The Sussex Coast, England
  • 1,800 posts

I made it as far as the toilet scene. Then the off button performed its raison d'etre with the greatest urgency.

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octothorpe

  • Friday 10th September 2021, 11:30pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 posts

Really enjoyed it, which I wasn't expecting as it looked awful from the trailer; watched the second episode on iPlayer too. Maybe it does lean into the drama side of it too much, but it does have some laugh-out-loud moments and the classic sitcom trope of the main character encountering characters and situations that stymie and impede him. Probably on too early IMO, and seems more like the post-news, 10:35pm type of comedy that used to be on BBC1 before the Three brand took over late-night; I think its slightly surreal nature - and the fact it's non-standard for a sitcom with it being an anthology and the only continuity between episodes the main character, will be off-putting for some. A shame it probably won't do much ratings-wise, given the Friday 9:30pm timeslot has been the death knell for new comedy for a few years now (with the added detriment for its linear performance with the iPlayer boxsetting).

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Friday 10th September 2021, 11:53pm
  • England
  • 19,846 posts

I also did wonder how the murderess managed to get past a police ring fence and into the house so easily. Or are we meant to suspend our belief for the sake of plot.

Helena Bonham Carter, though - what a coup for Greg, and a lady that never seems to age. Lovey

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Chappers

  • Saturday 11th September 2021, 8:50am
  • Surreyish., England
  • 32,492 posts

Interesting concept because you hear about crime scenes but then you never think that someone has to clean it up.

Made all the more watchable with the lovely HBC.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Saturday 11th September 2021, 9:11am
  • England
  • 19,846 posts
Quote: Chappers @ 11th September 2021, 8:50 AM

Interesting concept because you hear about crime scenes but then you never think that someone has to clean it up.

I've seen at least two documentaries on the subject.

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beaky

  • Saturday 11th September 2021, 10:17am
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,884 posts

Harvey Keitel in Pulp Fiction

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Jaicee

  • Saturday 11th September 2021, 11:02am
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • 226 posts

Excellent as you'd expect from the big fella .

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beaky

  • Saturday 11th September 2021, 12:19pm
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,884 posts

I met him once. He was standing outside a media company building smoking a cigarette.
"What's the weather like up there, Greg?" I quipped.
"F**k off." he replied.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Saturday 11th September 2021, 12:22pm
  • England
  • 19,846 posts
Quote: beaky @ 11th September 2021, 12:19 PM

I met him once. He was standing outside a media company building smoking a cigarette.
"What's the weather like up there, Greg?" I quipped.
"F**k off." he replied.

:D

You asked for that. I remember Osman saying something similar, and how tiresome it gets.

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Sitcomfan64

  • Sunday 12th September 2021, 9:10am
  • England
  • 878 posts

I laughed more at the second episode, great part for David Mitchell.

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beaky

  • Sunday 12th September 2021, 12:01pm
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,884 posts

Mitchell does a good Deranged

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Jeff Arthur

  • Tuesday 14th September 2021, 7:50pm
  • United States
  • 1 posts

During episode 2 (the David Mitchell ep) there is a french rock/pop song playing when Greg is around the book shelf. does anyone know the name of the song or the artists? I really liked it and wnat to track it down. Thanks in advance

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Aaron

  • Thursday 16th September 2021, 12:57am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,905 posts
Quote: Sitcomfan64 @ 10th September 2021, 10:01 PM

Greg Davies' new sitcom. I enjoyed it, lots of laughs. Slightly uneven in the dramatic parts

Yeah, it felt an odd balance between comedy and more serious elements to me. But the funny was very funny and I laughed out loud a lot. Really looking forward to seeing the rest of the series.