A year and a half after it first arrived on the BBC, the arresting and caustic comedy The Cleaner is back for a sophomore season. Starring BAFTA-nominated comedian Greg Davies, the series – which is based on the German series Der Tatortreiniger – follows cleaner Paul ‘Wicky’ Wickstead as he faces a batch of blood-soaked murder scenes. As Wicky gets stuck in with his bleach and scrubbing brushes, he’s forced to contend with the chaotic, oddball characters that always seem to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Like its predecessor, the sophomore season of the sitcom features an impressive number of A-list Brit guest stars. Look out for Asim Chaudhry, Harriet Walter, Simon Callow, Roisin Conaty, Rudi Dharmalingam and Zoë Wanamaker, while Zita Sattar is also back as police officer PS Ruth Edwards. Created by Davies, he wrote this second season in collaboration with a series of talented co-writers, including Paul Allen, Meg Salter, Barry Castagnola, Ronan Blaney and Mike Wozniak
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No one produces detective stories quite like the Brits. Not only do they impress with gritty, edge-of-your-seat thrillers like Happy Valley and Line of Duty, but they’re equally adept at bringing audiences addictive, lighthearted drawing room mysteries like Midsomer Murders and Father Brown—series just right for a cozy night in front of the telly. And luckily for fans, there never seems to be a shortage of either kind!
Strongly a part of the later grouping, Father Brown spin-off series Sister Boniface Mysteries, is back for a second series after its acclaimed first run. Starring Lorna Watson as Vespa-driving, crime-solving Catholic nun Sister Boniface, the series follows her exploits in the 1960s as she works alongside the Great Slaughter Police Department in solving the most dastardly of murder cases.
That Shelf is partnering with BritBox to bring you this exclusive trailer for the upcoming season, which begins on the streaming platform April 4. Watch it below now and mark the date in your calendar:
No one does detective dramas quite like the Brits. With a particularly fine history of gritty, female-led crime dramas like Prime Suspect, Unforgotten, and The Tower, our interest is immediately piqued whenever we hear of a new show coming our way. Luckily for us, and like-minded viewers, there never seems to be a shortage of quality whodunnits available—the latest of which is a three-part adaptation of Scottish author Val McDermid’s best-selling Karen Pirie novels. No stranger to the small screen, her mysteries and original ideas have formed the basis of popular series like Wire in the Blood and Traces.
Based on McDermid’s 2003 novel A Distant Echo, this first run of episodes follows a newly promoted DS Pirie as she’s put in charge of a re-opened Scottish cold case that’s drawing major media attention due to a controversial true crime podcast. Starring Outlander‘s Lauren Lyle and Father Brown‘s Emer Kenny, who also adapted the story for Britain’s ITV network, there appears to be more than enough twists and unexpected turns in this 25-year-old murder investigation to keep even the most jaded of mystery fans riveted.
That Shelf is partnering with BritBox to bring you this exclusive trailer for the upcoming series, which begins on the streaming platform on October 25. Watch it below now and mark the date in your calendar:
Read the full synopsis for the mystery below:
Adapted by Emer Kenny from the celebrated crime writer’s best-selling series of novels, the drama centers of DS Karen Pirie, a truly contemporary and brilliant young Scottish detective with a quick mouth and tenacious desire for the truth. In this opening story, based on the first Karen Pirie novel A Distant Echo, newly promoted Karen is tasked with reopening a murder investigation that has been the subject of a controversial true crime podcast. When teenage barmaid Rosie Duff was found brutally murdered in a St. Andrew’s graveyard in 1996, suspicion fell on the three students who discovered her body. But with a lack of forensic evidence, no charges were brought, and the investigation floundered. Twenty-five years on, someone is willing to risk everything to keep the secrets surrounding the case hidden. DO the three men know more than they previously revealed? How flawed was the original investigation? And can Karen uncover the truth of what happened to Rosie that fateful night?