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

The Cleaner

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2021
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Greg Davies stars as a crime scene cleaner in this UK adaptation of a hit German show. Also features Zita Sattar.

  1. 17th January via British Comedy Guide: Comedy.co.uk Awards 2021 shortlist
The Cleaner. Paul 'Wicky' Wickstead (Greg Davies)

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2021
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Creator
Ingrid Lausund
Stars
Greg Davies and Zita Sattar
Writer
Greg Davies
Directors
Tom Marshall and Laurie Mahon
Producers
Sam Ward, Vivien Muller-Rommel, Ben Caudell and Rhun Francis
Companies

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.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Crime Scene Cleaner (German title translation)
  • Licence To Clean (Working title)
  • Der Tatortreiniger (Original German title)
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 10th September 2021 at 9:30pm on BBC One

Recording details

  • London
  • Windsor - Episode 3 riverside scenes

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