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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.


Mark Marlow








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
Lloyd Owen ...  Swanny 5 episodes, 2019
Rosie Cavaliero ...  Frances Howard 5 episodes, 2019
Theo Barklem-Biggs ...  Chris 5 episodes, 2019
Angela Wynter Angela Wynter ...  Amber 4 episodes, 2019
Naomi Ackie ...  Beth 4 episodes, 2019
Ben Bailey Smith ...  Blake 4 episodes, 2019
Con O'Neill ...  Graham 2 episodes, 2019
Shobu Kapoor ...  Barsha 2 episodes, 2019
Milanka Brooks ...  Daniela 2 episodes, 2019
Gabrielle Glaister ...  Mrs. Evans 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
Obie Matthew Obie Matthew ...  Security 2 episodes, 2019


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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Did You Know?


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 »


Featured in Jeremy Vine: Episode #2.9 (2019) See more »

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30 January 2019 | by Gemma-barnesSee all my reviews

Although it's not the best drama ITV have ever proffered I'm thoroughly enjoying it and looking forward to episode 4 tonight. It's gritty, and the gruelling struggle of the working class underdog juxtaposed with London's wealthy elite makes for engaging viewing. The show has a good pace, mounting tension and a funny, relatable and watchable lead played superbly by Sheridan Smith. Im surprised to see so many unfavourable reviews!

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9 January 2019 (UK) See more »

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