Sam looks set to lose more than money when she gambles with best friend Jess’ cash…
Look out for Colin Salmon as Noah Taylor, a head teacher struggling with the death of a pupil in a meth-lab explosion. Samantha Womack also joins the cast as DI Kate Ashton, who collaborates with the team…
Cleaning colleagues Sam and Jess believed they were onto a winner when they delved into the murky world of ‘insider trading’ in last week’s opener of Cleaning Up. But now it looks like Sam’s risk-taking could ruin their friendship.
Jess has her heart set on starting up a mobile catering business and, with the dodgy moneymaking plan working, Sam
Smith) tries to convince her best pal that fortune favours the brave and they should keep buying shares. But
Jess is unsure…
‘Jess is pragmatic and reluctantly agreed to get involved with Sam’s scheme,’ says Jade Anouka, who plays Jess. ‘She knows what they’re doing isn’t completely above board and she thinks about the potential consequences.
But Sam is very persuasive.’
One night shift, Sam and Jess secretly listen in as trader Blake (Ben Bailey Smith) discusses a deal to buy shares in a 3D-printing company – all the friends need to do is find out the name of the firm and invest, too!
However, soon Sam’s gambling addiction rears its head and she needs to fund her habit.
Later, Jess visits Sam with the news that she’s found the perfect van for her catering business, which she plans to buy with her savings and the money in their joint shares account. That’s when Sam drops the bombshell that she’s spent all their cash!
A wily scheme
Feeling guilty, Sam stages an elaborate ruse to find out the name of the 3D-printing company, so she can buy shares and, hopefully, earn Jess’ money back. But will Sam’s latest gamble pay off or will it end in disaster?
‘Sam and Jess are best friends, so it’s easy to see why Jess would go along with someone she knows and trusts,’ says Jade. ‘Every relationship isn’t always smooth sailing, even when you know someone so well.’
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