Spotless (TV series)

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Created by
  • Ed McCardie
  • Corinne Marrinan
Country of origin
Original language(s)English, French
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
Running time60 minutes
Original networkCanal+
Original releaseMarch 16 (2015-03-16) –
April 13, 2015 (2015-04-13)
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Spotless is a French dark comedy-drama[1] television series co-created by Ed McCardie and Corinne Marrinan, and produced by Tandem Communications (StudioCanal) in association with Rosetta Media.[2][3] It premiered in France on Canal+ on March 16, 2015 and aired ten episodes through April 13, 2015. The series stars Marc-André Grondin, Denis Menochet, Miranda Raison, Brendan Coyle and Tanya Fear.[3]


In London, Jean Bastière has been leading a quiet family life with his wife and two children for fifteen years. Perfectly integrated, he manages a crime scene cleaning business.

The balance of the harmonious existence is disrupted, however, when the brother, Martin, whom he has not seen for years, reappears. With this bulky brother, the secrets and wounds of Jean's past resurface. Faced with old demons he had chosen to bury, Jean will also face other problems. When Martin arrives with the body of a woman hidden in his van, neither one suspects a year with serious consequences is about to start.



Spotless is an Anglo-French production. It was co-created by Ed McCardie and Corinne Marrinan, and was produced by Tandem Communications (StudioCanal) in association with Rosetta Media.[2][3] The first series was shot at West London Film Studios. The series was renewed for a second season by the Esquire Network in April 2016,[4] before Esquire Network became defunct in 2017.


The series was aired by Esquire Network in the United States from November 2015 to January 2016. Internationally it was distributed by Netflix as a Netflix Original; it was later also carried by Netflix in the United States.


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"One Hand Clapping"Pascal ChaumeilCorinne Marrinan & Ed McCardieMarch 16, 2015 (2015-03-16)
A cleaner of crime scenes is pulled into London's criminal underworld by the actions of his irresponsible older brother.
2"Carrot & Stick"Pascal ChaumeilCorinne Marrinan & Ed McCardieMarch 16, 2015 (2015-03-16)
The brothers are forced into a dangerous partnership with Nelson Clay; Martin creates tension at home and in the neighborhood; Julie decides to take control of her future.
3"Not a Place, a Circumstance"Pascal ChaumeilCorinne Marrinan & Ed McCardieMarch 23, 2015 (2015-03-23)
Nelson reveals details of Jean's first clean-up job; Martin makes plans to leave London after learning that French gangsters are following him.
4"Someone's Son, Somebody's Daughter"Pascal ChaumeilCorinne Marrinan & Ed McCardieMarch 23, 2015 (2015-03-23)
Nelson calls on Jean when a politician's drug-fueled night with an escort ends in tragedy; Maddy plays truant on the same day Julie opens her new business; Jean discovers a terrible secret about Victor.
5"The Power of No"Pascal ChaumeilCorinne Marrinan & Ed McCardieMarch 30, 2015 (2015-03-30)
Jean takes a stand and refuses to do a requested clean, when Nelson pushes the boundaries too far. Fearing retaliation, Martin takes steps to protect them from Nelson, but ends up getting them into even deeper trouble.
6"Fallowfield"Pascal ChaumeilCorinne Marrinan & Ed McCardieMarch 30, 2015 (2015-03-30)
Martin's past catches up to him; Jean finds an ally in new Detective Chief Inspector Squire; Julie receives a commission from an unexpected client.
7"Say What You See"Pascal ChaumeilCorinne Marrinan & Ed McCardieApril 6, 2015 (2015-04-06)
Jean hopes that DCI Squire can help him break his partnership with Nelson; Martin begins an ill-advised affair; Julie investigates Jean's secrets.
8"True Love Weighs"Pascal ChaumeilCorinne Marrinan & Ed McCardieApril 6, 2015 (2015-04-06)
Jean uses his skills to help Maureen through a personal tragedy; Victor learns Martin's secret; Maddy is intrigued by an online friendship; Nelson plans to kill Jean in the woods.
9"Rebound"Pascal ChaumeilCorinne Marrinan & Ed McCardieApril 13, 2015 (2015-04-13)
Jean tries to return to normality and fix his family, but Julie has other plans. Meanwhile, Maddy's friendship with Steven leads her into big trouble; and Martin decides that Victor needs to die.
10"To Victor, the Spoils"Pascal ChaumeilCorinne Marrinan & Ed McCardieApril 13, 2015 (2015-04-13)
Jean and Martin set out to frame Victor, hoping that Nelson will kill him as a result. Meanwhile, Julie prepares to leave London; and Martin tells Jean a crucial piece of information about their father's death.


  1. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (June 23, 2014). "Tandem and Canal Plus Unveils International Cast of 'Spotless'". Variety. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  2. ^ a b Roxborough, Scott (April 7, 2014). "MIPTV: Canal Plus Gives Series Order to Brit Crime Drama 'Spotless'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2015-06-07.
  3. ^ a b c Wagmeister, Elizabeth (May 7, 2015). "Esquire Network Greenlights First Original Scripted Series". Variety. Retrieved 2015-06-07.
  4. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (April 6, 2016). "'Spotless' Renewed for Season 2 at Esquire". Variety. Retrieved 2018-03-28.

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