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Cleaning Up 

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | TV Series (2019– )
Struggling mum Sam discovers access to lucrative stock market information while working as an office cleaner at Canary Wharf.

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Mark Marlow
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Sheridan Smith ...  Sam 6 episodes, 2019
Jade Anouka ...  Jess 6 episodes, 2019
Robert Emms ...  Glynn 6 episodes, 2019
Anya McKenna-Bruce ...  Lily 6 episodes, 2019
Kristy Philipps ...  Alice 6 episodes, 2019
Uriel Emil ...  Viktor 6 episodes, 2019
Branka Katic ...  Mina 6 episodes, 2019
Matthew McNulty ...  Dave 6 episodes, 2019
Neil Maskell ...  Warren 6 episodes, 2019
Hero Fiennes Tiffin ...  Jake 6 episodes, 2019
Rosie Cavaliero ...  Frances Howard / ... 5 episodes, 2019
Theo Barklem-Biggs ...  Chris 5 episodes, 2019
Doc Brown Doc Brown ...  Blake 5 episodes, 2019
Lloyd Owen ...  Swanny 4 episodes, 2019
Angela Wynter Angela Wynter ...  Amber 4 episodes, 2019
Con O'Neill ...  Graham 2 episodes, 2019
Shobu Kapoor ...  Barsha 2 episodes, 2019
Naomi Ackie ...  Beth 2 episodes, 2019
Milanka Brooks ...  Daniela 2 episodes, 2019
Clare Higgins ...  Mary 2 episodes, 2019
Sophie Carmen-Jones ...  Daisy / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Alex Jordan ...  Money Mike 2 episodes, 2019
Tina Harris ...  Christine 2 episodes, 2019
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The characterful drama focuses on an ordinary working class woman, Sam, who is caught between two worlds - the everyday life of a devoted and loving Mum and the darker, dangerous world of insider trading. Sassy office cleaner Sam is one of an invisible army of cleaners on a zero hours contract who mop, sweep and vacuum in the early hours. Struggling with an on-line gambling addiction, Sam realises she has access to lucrative Stock Market information which if used correctly could be the answer to all her prayers. Set in the contrasting worlds of shiny Canary Wharf and the realities of modern suburbia, Cleaning Up, explores how far Sam will go to survive, claw back some self-respect and get her life back on track. Written by ITV

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Crime | Drama

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Not Rated
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Official Sites:

Sister Pictures

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 2019 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Clean Break See more »

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Trivia

The idea of cleaning ladies gaining access to sensitive stock market information through their work has been used previously in Ladies Who Do (1963). See more »

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Referenced in Granada Reports: 5 April 2019: Evening Bulletin (2019) See more »

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Terrible for so many reasons
14 February 2019 | by rjcwebsterSee all my reviews

This series was truly, truly awful. It is hard to know where to start, but my biggest gripe (setting aside the plot holes) is that it didn't seem to know what it was trying to say. Sheridan Smith, (who's acting ability I am now seriously starting to question), smirks and heavy-breathes her way through the role, creating a dishonest, and thoroughly unlikable lead character for whom we end up having no sympathy - even when her children leave her. As Smith's character's gambling addiction spirals towards rock-bottom, it would seem the writers had finally plumped for a 'cautionary tale'.approach...only to ditch this in the later stages and adopt an 'underdogs getting one over on the establishment' crime caper. The trouble is, this only works (like say for the Italian Job or Oceans 11) if the audience has actually warmed to the protagonists over the course of the series. By the end I was rooting for Smith's character to be caught and prosecuted, to protect her from others as well as herself. Utter drivel - avoid..


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