Sam is a struggling mum with an online gambling addiction, desperately trying to keep her life together after separating from her husband. With her ex, Dave, threatening to take her daughters away, Sam wants to prove she's a dependable parent to her two daughters, Alice and Lily. But getting back on track looks impossible for Sam with spiralling debts and having to a work zero-hour contract on the minimum wage as a cleaner in Canary Wharf making
Sam's life is thrown into disarray when she discovers access to lucrative and illegal stock market information at the office she cleans. Realising this could be the answer to her prayers, Sam starts delving into the high-stakes world of the stock market. Persuading her best friend Jess to come in on the secret, the two cleaners start to navigate dangerous new territory.
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.
Cleaning Up - Series 1, Episode 1 Synopsis and Schedule