The UK’s favourite crime scene cleaner is back for a second series, with a new set of larger than life guest stars, and even bigger crime scenes to scrub.
Co-written by and starring Greg Davies, the comedy series The Cleaner follows Paul ‘Wicky’ Wickstead, on more of his eventful cleaning jobs. Armed again with his chemicals, scrubbing brushes and cleaning rags, Wicky removes more gruesome remains at the scenes of new crimes, including in a theatre, an electrical goods store, and a stately home.
It is here he meets some more unusual characters and gets sucked into their worlds as he can’t help but gossip as he cleans, all the while trying to get down to the pub.
The cast for The Cleaner Series 2 includes: Zoë Wanamaker (Britannia), Asim Chaudhry (People Just Do Nothing), Harriet Walter (This Is Going to Hurt), Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral), John MacMillan (House of the Dragon), Alex Lawther (The End of the F..ing World).
Plus, Susannah Fielding (This Time With Alan Partridge), Roisin Conaty (After Life), Mark Lewis Jones (Outlander), Rudi Dharmalingam (The Split), Joshua McCord (The Tuckers), Louis Emerick (Zapped), Amy Morgan (Mr Selfridge), Charlie Rawes (Dune), Jemma Carlton (Maxine), Shakin’ Stevens, Rebecca Lee (Call the Midwife), Cassius Thompson and Zita Sattar returning in her role as PS Ruth Edwards.
Greg Davies says: “I’m so thrilled that Wicky is back for another round of clean ups and delighted that he is doing so on BBC One. The cast for this series are brilliant and that there are so many distinguished actors amongst them leads me to believe that The BBC have secrets that they are using as leverage. Me, the writing and production teams are very grateful for this support.”
Ben Caudell, Commissioning Editor for BBC says: “It’s fantastic to see such a compelling line-up of guest stars in this new second series of The Cleaner, each creating a unique comic character to lock horns and spar with Greg as Wicky. Every episode is a terrific TV treat.”
Vivien Muller-Rommel, SHUK, says: “We’re delighted that our beloved Wicky is back for a series 2, together with an ensemble of guest stars that we still can't quite believe said yes to watching Greg scrub blood off the floor. Hold onto your mops, everyone”
Series 2 is co-written by Paul Allen, Barry Castagnola, Meg Salter and Mike Wozniak. The series is directed by Tom Marshall and Dominic Brigstocke. The Cleaner is based on the multi award winning long-running German comedy series Der Tatortreiniger created by Mizzi Meyer.
The Cleaner series two (6x30') is produced by SHUK, and was commissioned by Jon Petrie, Director of Comedy for BBC.