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* AloneWithThePsycho: The plot of "The Widow"; as Wicky is cleaning up the crime scene alone, the murderer comes back and holds him at gunpoint. They seemingly develop a connection and the widow decides to head away with Wicky. [[spoiler:However, it's eventually revealed that he used the opportunity to call the police when she wasn't looking.]]
* AlwaysMurder: Subverted. Even though Wicky is a ''crime'' scene cleaner, some of the episodes have him cleaning up scenes where the death was accidental (albeit rather gory).

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* AloneWithThePsycho: AloneWithThePsycho:
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The plot of "The Widow"; as Wicky is cleaning up the crime scene alone, the murderer comes back and holds him at gunpoint. They seemingly develop a connection and the widow decides to head away with Wicky. [[spoiler:However, it's eventually revealed that he used the opportunity to call the police when she wasn't looking.]]
** In " The "Night Shift" Wicky spends the night cleaning up a crime scene at a home appliance store and has to interact with the night shift restock guy. The guy starts to creep Wicky out and then [[spoiler: pulls out a gun]]. It ends up being [[spoiler: a subversion as the gun was fake and the guy thought that he and Weicky were doing a survival drill. The guy is weird but utterly harmless]].
** In "The Dead End" Wicky is sent out to Wales to clean up a grisly murder scene. However, the killers are still hanging around.
* AlwaysMurder: Subverted. Even though Wicky is a ''crime'' scene cleaner, some of the episodes have him cleaning up scenes where the death was accidental (albeit rather gory). In "The Statue", there is no death and his job is to clean up a statue covered in goose blood as a form of protest.


The entire first series was made available at once on the BBC [=iPlayer=], and a Christmas Special aired on 23rd December, 2022.

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The entire first series was made available at once on the BBC [=iPlayer=], and [=iPlayer=] on 10th September, 2021, with a Christmas Special aired airing on 23rd December, 2022.
Christmas Eve 2022. A second series followed suit on 24th March, 2023, and was once again released all at once.


The show is not to be confused with the 2008 Creator/AAndE series ''Series/TheCleaner'', or the [[CleanupCrew trope of a similar name]] that this show uses as its framing device.

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The show is not to be confused with the 2008 Creator/AAndE series ''Series/TheCleaner'', ''Series/TheCleaner2008'', or the [[CleanupCrew trope of a similar name]] that this show uses as its framing device.


** Robert's father in "A Clean Christmas" claimed to be busy at a job, so ditched him at a placement. Despite this, Robert still believes that his father will come back to him, although Wicky is skeptic.

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** Robert's father in "A Clean Christmas" claimed to be busy at a job, so ditched him at a placement. placement home. Despite this, Robert still believes that his father will come back to him, although Wicky is skeptic.sceptical.


The entire first series was made available at once on the BBC [=iPlayer=].

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The entire first series was made available at once on the BBC [=iPlayer=].
[=iPlayer=], and a Christmas Special aired on 23rd December, 2022.


* ChristmasEpisode: In "A Clean Christmas", Wicky is looking forward to a Christmas raffle, but has to deal with cleaning up an ice cream parlour and a diligent customer first.



* ParentalAbandonment: Hosea's parents wanted to move to another country but he refused to leave. They decided that he was old enough to live on his own so they gave him the house and plenty of money and left the country without him.

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* ParentalAbandonment: ParentalAbandonment:
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Hosea's parents wanted to move to another country but he refused to leave. They decided that he was old enough to live on his own so they gave him the house and plenty of money and left the country without him. him.
** Robert's father in "A Clean Christmas" claimed to be busy at a job, so ditched him at a placement. Despite this, Robert still believes that his father will come back to him, although Wicky is skeptic.

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* CleanupCrew: Wicky is a one-man cleanup crew, making sure no traces of death remain when he's done. In a twist to the trope, he's providing a legitimate service and working on the right side of the law, since he gets called in ''after'' the police have finished; someone's gotta do it, after all.

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* CleanupCrew: Wicky is a one-man cleanup crew, making sure no traces of death remain when he's done. In a twist to the trope, he's providing a legitimate service and working on the right side of the law, since he gets called in to clean up ''after'' the police have finished; finished with the scene; someone's gotta do it, after all.


* CleanupCrew: Wicky is a one-man cleanup crew, making sure no traces of death remain when he's done. In a twist to the trope, he's providing a legitimate service and working on the right side of the law.

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* CleanupCrew: Wicky is a one-man cleanup crew, making sure no traces of death remain when he's done. In a twist to the trope, he's providing a legitimate service and working on the right side of the law.law, since he gets called in ''after'' the police have finished; someone's gotta do it, after all.


* ShipTease: It's gradually implied that Wicky has developed feelings for Ruth, a police officer who we see at several scenes who appears to be a friend of his.



** The Widow stabbed her husband 38 times. Wicky complains of the mess so many stab wounds make, saying five is plenty to do the job.

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** The Widow stabbed her husband 38 times. Wicky complains of the mess so many stab wounds make, saying five is plenty to do the job. [[spoiler: Interestingly, later in the episode he gets an opportunity to tell the Widow his feelings on the subject after she kidnaps him, and she concedes the point.]]


''The Cleaner'' is a [[Creator/{{BBC}} [=BBC=] One]] BlackComedy which first aired in 2021. A ForeignRemake of the German comedy ''Series/DerTatortreiniger'', it stars Creator/GregDavies as a Crime Scene Cleaner named Paul 'Wicky' Wickstead. Wicky works for the Shropshire-based cleaning service Lausen on cleaning up crime scenes. As he does, he usually encounters people related to the said victim, from their relatives and employers, to even their murderers.

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''The Cleaner'' is a [[Creator/{{BBC}} [=BBC=] One]] BlackComedy which first aired in 2021. A ForeignRemake of the German comedy ''Series/DerTatortreiniger'', it stars Creator/GregDavies as a Crime Scene Cleaner named Paul 'Wicky' Wickstead. Wicky "Wicky" Wickstead, a professional crime scene cleaner who works for the Shropshire-based cleaning service Lausen on cleaning Lausen. Each episode is about what happens when he goes to clean up crime scenes. As a place where someone has died. While trying to clean up, he does, he usually encounters people related to the said victim, from victim -- their relatives and employers, to their neighbours and sometimes even their murderers.



* BlackComedy: A lot of laughs are mined out of death and decay even in episodes that don't feature blood and gore.

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* BlackComedy: A lot of laughs are mined out of death and decay decay, even in episodes that don't feature blood and gore.



* BloodyHorror: Since Wicky is a crime scene cleaner, this is a given, which most of the locations that he visits having blood everywhere.

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* BloodyHorror: Since Wicky is a crime scene cleaner, this is a given, which most given. Most of the locations that he visits having have blood everywhere.



* CoolOldLady: Vivian from "The Aristocrat", who stood up to a burglar with a ''very'' long knife and [[spoiler: clubbed him to death with a golf club. Subverted with the reveal of the latter she could have helped him but chose to finish him off because he damaged her sofa, which Wicky rightfully points out is inexcusable.]]

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* CoolOldLady: Vivian from "The Aristocrat", who stood up to a burglar with a ''very'' long knife and [[spoiler: clubbed him to death with a golf club. Subverted with the reveal of the latter -- after the burglar was badly injured, she could have helped him but chose to finish him off because he damaged her sofa, which Wicky rightfully points out is inexcusable.]]



* FanOfThePast: Hosea (the influencer from the titular episode ) is a big fan of the 1980s and has merchandise of it all around his room.

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* FanOfThePast: Hosea (the influencer from the titular episode ) in "The Influencer" is a big fan of the 1980s and has merchandise of it from that decade all around his room.



* InsistentTerminology: Wicky insists he's a ''crime-scene'' cleaner.

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* InsistentTerminology: Wicky insists he's a ''crime-scene'' cleaner.''crime scene'' cleaner. He also dislikes the term "mopping up" to describe what he does, as he never uses a mop.


* ConditionedToAcceptHorror: A fair amount of the show's humor comes from Wicky's nonchalant reactions to cleaning up blood-doused scenes caused by a murder.

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* ConditionedToAcceptHorror: A fair amount of the show's humor humour comes from Wicky's nonchalant reactions to cleaning up blood-doused scenes caused by a murder.



* DrunkDriver: Wicky encounters a person in a wheelchair who was left paralyzed as a result of self-inflicted drunk driving in "The Neighbour".

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* DrunkDriver: Wicky encounters a person Helena in a wheelchair who was left paralyzed "The Neighbour" is wheelchair-bound as a result of self-inflicted drunk driving in "The Neighbour".driving.



* TheNicknamer: Wicky himself, who refers to most of his friends by nickname only.

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* TheNicknamer: Wicky himself, who refers to most of his friends by nickname only.only and his himself usually referred to by his nickname.


* DoomedAutographedItem: Wicky accidentally destroys the Writer's autographed book of Creator/DylanThomas's collection of poetry by dropping it into cleaning liquid in "The Writer".

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* DoomedAutographedItem: Wicky accidentally destroys the Writer's autographed book of Creator/DylanThomas's collection of poetry by dropping it into cleaning liquid in "The Writer". [[spoiler: At the end, the Writer confesses that he doesn't actually like Thomas's poetry all that much.]]

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* BadInfluencer: Hosea is a SpoiledBrat influencer who plans to livestream a bloody crime scene for online clout and shows no empathy for the guy who died in his house.

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* TheGhost: Wicky's friend Weasel. Even though he's apparently one of Wicky's best mates, it's hinted that he is actually an example of TheFriendNobodyLikes.


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* TheNicknamer: Wicky himself, who refers to most of his friends by nickname only.

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