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

The Cleaner

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2021 - 2023
  • 13 episodes (2 series)

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

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Series 2, Episode 2 - The Clown

The Cleaner. Image shows left to right: Strazzamo (John MacMillan), Paul 'Wicky' Wickstead (Greg Davies)
Wicky is called to a theatre, where a male strip show has got out of hand, resulting in a 40-woman brawl.

Further details

Wicky is called to a theatre, where a male strip show has got out of hand, resulting in a 40-woman brawl.

However, a blood-splattered auditorium is the least of his problems when a self-important clown, a whimsical theatre manager, a feckless assistant and a broken fire alarm all combine to create a nightmare day at work.

John MacMillan interview

The Cleaner. Strazzamo (John MacMillan)

Can you tell us a bit about your character and what attracted you to the role?

I'm a huge fan of Greg Davies and The Cleaner, so I was thrilled at the opportunity to get to work with him. I love characters that straddle the line between comedy and pathos and Greg had written such a wonderful example of that with Strazzamo.

What was it like working alongside Greg?

Greg is without a doubt one of the funniest people I've ever met. He had me crying with laughter on several occasions on set. He is a very generous and open person to work with so it was just a pleasure to work with him really.

How do you think you would fare as a crime-scene cleaner?

I have great respect and gratitude for crime scene cleaners. I don't know how good I would be at the job!

Broadcast details

Friday 31st March 2023
30 minutes


Cast & crew

Greg Davies Paul 'Wicky' Wickstead
Guest cast
Simon Callow Mr. Abahassine
John MacMillan Strazzamo
Jemma Carlton Selina
Rebecca Lee Tara
Cassius Thompson Joe
Writing team
Greg Davies Writer
Paul Howard Allen (as Paul Allen) Writer
Production team
Tom Marshall Director
Sam Ward Producer
Vivien Muller-Rommel Executive Producer
Ben Caudell Executive Producer
Lesley Cruickshank Line Producer
Gareth Heal Editor
Polly Aspinall Production Designer
Tracey Gillham Casting Director
Ross Marshall Director of Photography
Claire Wilson Costume Designer
Alyn Waterman Make-up Designer
Samuel Karl Bohn (as Samuel Bohn) Composer
Bethan King Graphics
Claire Grossmith 1st Assistant Director


Are you sure you want an honest opinion?!

Clowns: you either love them or hate them.

Featuring: Greg Davies (Paul 'Wicky' Wickstead) & John MacMillan (Strazzamo).

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