Sheridan Smith is the only believable thing in this absurd drama

Sheridan Smith is the only believable thing in this absurd drama

No one does emotional unravelling like Sheridan Smith, and episode two of Cleaning Up (ITV), the story of a contract cleaner and single mother working at a stockbrokers who dabbles in a bit of insider trading to pay off her debts, gave Smith plenty of woes to work with.

It was as if the writer, Mark Marlow, was stabbing pins in to a Smith voodoo doll. Ha, take that online gambling addiction Shezza! Stab! Just when you thought it was safe to pay off the gambling debts, here comes a shifty loan shark! Ha! Now see if you can deal with your daughter falling in with the wrong crowd while your trading scam implodes and your youngest child starts playing up and you’ve sold out your only friend and so…

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