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 3 - The Night Shift

The Cleaner. Image shows left to right: Paul 'Wicky' Wickstead (Greg Davies), Kai (Asim Chaudhry)
Wicky is called to a shooting in a technology shop, where he finds himself sharing the night shift with Kai, a shelf-stacking conspiracy theorist.

Further details

Wicky is called to a shooting in a technology shop, where he finds himself sharing the night shift with a shelf-stacking conspiracy theorist who is preparing for the end of the world - which he insists is just around the corner. Wicky isn't sure whether the man is paranoid or just being sensible, but either way he has to decide where his own priorities lie.

Asim Chaudhry interview

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

My character's name is Kai. He's a conspiracy theorist with a good heart. I've always wanted to play someone with greasier skin than I have in real life.

What was it like working alongside Greg?

Absolute legend. I used to call him Papa G on Taskmaster and sit on his lap and I very much did the same thing on this set.

Do you have a favourite moment from filming your episode?

Greg and I have an amazing chase scene and by amazing I mean slow and pathetic.

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

Really bad. I'm always touching everything and sniffing stuff. The scene would be contaminated within seconds.

Broadcast details

Friday 7th April 2023
30 minutes


Cast & crew

Greg Davies Paul 'Wicky' Wickstead
Zita Sattar Ruth
Guest cast
Asim Chaudhry Kai
Amy Morgan Manager
Writing team
Greg Davies 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

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