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

The Cleaner

BBC One sitcom about a crime scene cleaner. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2021. Stars Greg Davies and Zita Sattar.

Next new episode is on Friday at 9:30pm. Episode 4
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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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6   (1 series)
Ingrid Lausund
Greg Davies and Zita Sattar
Greg Davies
Tom Marshall
Sam Ward

Paul 'Wicky' Wickstead, is a state-certified cleaning technician with a very special field of work: as a crime scene cleaner he is responsible for the removal of any signs of death.

Wicky works for Shropshire-based cleaning contractors Lausen and is usually found, together with his baby-blue pickup truck, at crime scenes after the police have concluded their detective work.

Armed with chemicals, scrubbing brushes and cleaning rags, Wicky removes the gruesome mess at the scene of the crime. When carrying out his duties, he stumbles across the strangest of people: from the victim's relatives, employers, neighbours and acquaintances, to occasionally even the murderers themselves. And because he's a sociable type, he sometimes gossips more than he cleans.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Der Tatortreiniger (Original German title)
  • Licence To Clean (Working title)
  • Crime Scene Cleaner (German title translation)
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 10th September 2021 on BBC One at 9:30pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 24th September 2021 on BBC One at 9:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes

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