Next Episode of Cleaning Up is
Season 1 / Episode 1 and airs on 09 January 2019 21:00
If you had one shot at a clean break, a chance to turn your life around, to make a fortune and secure a new life, a better life for you and your family, would you take it? And if so, just how far would you be willing to go?One night in the office, hidden in plain sight, Sam overhears an illegal trade being made; the initial shock giving way to the realisation she has direct access to highly confidential financial information. Inside information, which could afford her the break she so desperately needs. With her life in free-fall, Sam has everything and nothing to lose. Armed only with a copy of Trading for Dummies and a gamblers nerve, this ordinary devoted and loving Mum makes a few tentative steps into the dark, dangerous and illegal world of insider trading, but just how far is she willing to go to turn her fortunes around?
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.
Sam's money-making plan starts to bear fruit, but it comes at a great cost. Frustrated by her mum's constant absence and the new lodger living in her bedroom, Alice seeks refuge at her dad's house. Sam's new lodger, Glynn, grows closer to Lily and babysits her when Sam has a job interview. But the trouble at home is affecting Sam's youngest daughter, and Lily gets them into trouble. Devastated by the possibility of losing her daughters, Sam's addiction takes hold and threatens to ruin her friendship with Jess. When Sam's listening device is found in the office, an investigation is launched and the women's information source is cut off. Desperate to make amends with Jess and bring in some money, Sam follows an inside lead and enlists the help of a fellow cleaner, Mina, to execute a risky scam in another office.
While the net closes in on their illegal activities, Jess makes a pivotal discovery in the office. Sam takes a chance on a new contact and gets in deeper with the insider trading network.
After a shock appearance at the Network meeting, Sam tries not to let her mask slip. The gang attempt to acquire some secret information as Sam organises a Birthday party for Lily.
Sam struggles to deliver on the promises she makes to Swanny as the two of them grow closer. Meanwhile, Jess and Mina are put under pressure to come clean.
As Sam risks losing everything, she faces the disastrous consequences of her actions. Running out of options, Sam must confront the network of insider traders.
Simone Kirby(Annette Rane)
Aidan McArdle(Desmond Rane)
Damien Molony(Danny Dempsey)
Adam Fergus(Frank Mallon)
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