ATV Today Editor Doug Lambert picks his telly highlights, for Wednesday 13th February including the last episode of Cleaning Up from ITV.
One to Watch: Cleaning Up, 9pm, ITV, STV and UTV
The six-part drama series for ITV created by screenwriting newcomer Mark Marlow comes to a close this evening. Starring Sheridan Smith, it has followed the story of Sam, an office cleaner who struggles to maintain her life as a devoted mum after becoming addicted to online gambling. Set in contemporary London the drama has explored how far some will go to survive – and at what cost.
With Swanny on her back desperate for his money, Sam’s world falls apart when her landlady returns with some devastating news. Time is up for Sam as she faces the disastrous consequences of her actions and is separated from her girls. Coming clean to Dave could solve Sam’s problems, but she risks losing her family.
Jess is heart-broken when her business plan for a new café falls through. With no job and no home, Sam moves in with Jess and together they concoct a brilliant but dangerous idea of how to get their lives back on track. Realising they have been double-crossed, the Network hunt Sam down and will go to any lengths to protect their names. Knowing that they have run out of options, Sam, Jess and Mina plan to confront the criminal unit.
What will happen to Sam in the final edition of Cleaning Up? Tonight at 9pm on ITV.