The Cleaner Series 2: Interview with Susannah Fielding who plays Fran

Can you tell us a bit about your character and what attracted you to the role?

Fran Culpepper isn’t my usual casting and that’s exactly what excited me about playing the role. She’s a holey cardigan wearing, cat loving, vegan shoe wearing, do gooder who entirely lacks a sense of humour and takes her job as council officer extremely seriously. She takes absolutely no nonsense from wicky and tries to update him on her version of woke…he proves a challenging student…

What was it like working alongside Greg?

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He’s tall isn’t he? And also the loveliest bloke on telly. He had me in stitches from 5am in the morning til we wrapped every night.

Do you have a favourite moment from filming your episode?

I think marching Greg across the bleakest town square in the UK (much like where I grew up!) whilst blindly singing the praises of the town centre ‘improvements’. This episode makes some brilliant points on the sad state of our town centres and the lack of human interest shown by many of the people planning them. But as usual it’s done in a clever, funny way that hits just the right note.

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How do you think you would fare as a crime-scene cleaner?

Oh I’d be absolutely terrible… I’ll leave that to wicky. He’s certainly found his calling.


Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.