Stath Lets Flats

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Stath Lets Flats
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Title card
Genre Sitcom
Created by Jamie Demetriou
Written byJamie Demetriou
Robert Popper
StarringJamie Demetriou
Natasia Demetriou
Katy Wix
Christos Stergioglou
Kiell Smith-Bynoe
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series2
No. of episodes12 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time22–25 minutes
Production companyRoughcut TV
Release
Original network Channel 4
Picture format 1080i
Audio format Stereo
Original release27 June 2018 (2018-06-27) 
present
External links
Website
Production website

Stath Lets Flats is a British television sitcom co-written and created by Jamie Demetriou, who also co-wrote the first 3 episodes of series one with Robert Popper. The show premiered on Channel 4 on 27 June 2018 and stars Demetriou as a stupid, incompetent, socially inept Greek-Cypriot letting agent in London who only has his job because his father is the owner and manager of the company. [1] [2] [3]

Contents

Stath's sister Sophie is played by Demetriou's sister Natasia Demetriou. [4] The show also stars Katy Wix and Christos Stergioglou. Alex Beckett also had a role and the show was dedicated to him following his death between production and broadcast. A third series was announced in October 2020. It Is likely that it will air in late 2021. [5] [6]

Cast and characters

ActorCharacterSeries
12
Jamie Demetriou Stath Charalambos Main
Natasia Demetriou Sophie Charalambos Main
Christos Stergioglou Vasos Charalambos Main
Katy Wix Carole Collins Main
Al RobertsAl Clark Main
Kiell Smith-Bynoe Dean Townsend Main
Alex Beckett Marcus Main Does not appear
Ellie White Katia Recurring Main
Dustin Demri-Burns Julian Recurring Main
Tom Stourton Robbie Recurring
Haruka Abe Tomoko Recurring Does not appear
David MumeniCemDoes not appear Recurring
Jimmy RoussounisStephenDoes not appear Recurring
Kayode EwumiBitsDoes not appear Recurring
Nick Mohammed Anthony StappanDoes not appear Recurring

Episodes

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1 6 [7] 27 June 2018 (2018-06-27)1 August 2018 (2018-08-01)
2 619 August 2019 (2019-08-19)23 September 2019 (2019-09-23)

Series 1 (2018)

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions)
11"A Pushy Boy" Tom Kingsley Jamie Demetriou 27 June 2018 (2018-06-27)0.97[ citation needed ]
Stath needs to impress his dad Vasos, who is also his boss, and let some flats after losing his patience and pushing a customer. Stath unsuccessfully attempts to gain more viewings to impress Vasos after he announces he is retiring. In the process he accidentally breaks his coworker Al's nose and then steals a viewing from another coworker, Carol, in order to try and let a flat, while Sophie and Al try to travel to A&E, despite not knowing the way. Stath then volunteers to get rid of a pigeon from tennant's flat.
22"A Absolutely Garden"Tom KingsleyJamie Demetriou4 July 2018 (2018-07-04)0.81[ citation needed ]
Stath goes out to help Sophie when his dad calls and ask him to let a house with a garden in a desirable area. Stath thinks this will be an easy win but it all goes wrong even with help from Sophie and Al.
33"A Job Is a Change"Tom KingsleyJamie Demetriou11 July 2018 (2018-07-11)0.78[ citation needed ]
After Stath accidentally burns down a property, he falls out with his exasperated dad. So he gets a job at the slick agency next door but struggles to fit in.
44"A Completely Football"Tom KingsleyJamie Demetriou18 July 2018 (2018-07-18)N/A
Stath takes desperate measures to get on the annual inter-agency football tournament when he finds out he's been dropped from the team while Katia tries to attract his romantic attention
55"A Romance of Love"Tom KingsleyJamie Demetriou25 July 2018 (2018-07-25)N/A
After a night of drunken passion with former rival Carole, Stath is infatuated, Carole is less keen. And it's college results day for Sophie.
66"It's a Manager Day"Tom KingsleyJamie Demetriou1 August 2018 (2018-08-01)0.63[ citation needed ]
It's Vasos' 70th birthday party and he has to decide who he will hand the business over to, Carole and Stath battle it out meanwhile Al is paid a surprise visit by his Japanese girlfriend.

Series 2 (2019)

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleOriginal air date
71"A Dreadfully New Time"19 August 2019 (2019-08-19)
New boss Julian is making changes at Michael & Eagle and Stath feels left behind. When Julian unveils a slick new promo with no mention of the family, Stath decides to make his own rival video. Meanwhile Sophie tries to move on from Al and focus on her music.
82"Where Can I Flat?"26 August 2019 (2019-08-26)
When his dad announces that he needs to move out, Stath is forced to experience flat hunting from the other side. Sophie agrees to look with him but has mixed emotions when Stath invites newly single Al to join them.
93"An Completely New Girl"2 September 2019 (2019-09-02)
Stath is struggling with the smart new clients brought in by Julian, until he meets Harriet, a well-meaning middle-class millennial, who takes a shine to him. But Stath soon finds himself out of his depth with her intellectual friends. Meanwhile Al uses his singing talents to get close to Sophie.
104"A Battle of Our Lives"9 September 2019 (2019-09-09)
Michael & Eagle is under threat from a rival agency burning their signs. When their keys are stolen too, Stath is challenged to prove his bravery. Sophie finds herself caught up in the lettings agency war, when she falls for fellow dogsbody, Cem.
115"A Stressfully Date"16 September 2019 (2019-09-16)
Stath is excited about his annual siblings dinner with Sophie, until she decides to invite new boyfriend Cem. Stath has to face up to the terrible state of his own love life, while Sophie gets second thoughts after a fun day out with Al.
126"Congratulations, Please"23 September 2019 (2019-09-23)
Michael & Eagle are nominated for a local letting agents award, thanks to Julian's improvements. With their new partners and success for the family business, everything seems to be rosy for Stath, Sophie and their dad. But shocking revelations at the awards dinner threaten their happiness.

Reception

Critical reception for series 1 was highly positive. Sam Wollaston of The Guardian gave it a positive review saying that there was "plenty to like". [8] Guy Pewsey of The Evening Standard said that it contained "moments of classic, unmistakably British, humour". [9] Elisa Bray of The i said that it "roared along at speed with energy and absurdity". [10]

In January 2019, Channel 4 announced that Stath Lets Flats had been recommissioned for a second series. [11] It began broadcasting on 19 August 2019. Upon airing, the second season received wide acclaim, winning multiple BAFTAs.

Awards and nominations

AwardCategoryNominee(s)ResultRef.
2018 I Talk Telly AwardsBest New Comedy ProgrammeStath Lets FlatsNominated [12]
2019 Broadcast Awards Best Comedy ProgrammeStath Lets FlatsNominated [13]
2019 I Talk Telly AwardsBest Returning Comedy ProgrammeStath Lets FlatsNominated [14]
2019 British Academy Television Awards Best Scripted ComedyStath Lets FlatsNominated [15]
2019 British Academy Television Awards Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme Jamie Demetriou Nominated [15]
2020 British Academy Television Awards Best Scripted ComedyStath Lets FlatsWon [16]
2020 British Academy Television Awards Best Male Comedy Performance Jamie Demetriou Won [16]
2020 British Academy Television Craft Awards Best Writer: Comedy Jamie Demetriou Won [17]
2020 Broadcast Awards Best Comedy ProgrammeStath Lets FlatsNominated [18]
2020 Edinburgh International Television Festival awardsBest Comedy SeriesStath Lets FlatsNominated [19]

Adaptation

In December 2020, it was reported that Fox was in developing an American adaptation of the series, titled Bren Rents with Joe Mande as writer and executive producer. [20]

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