Stath Lets Flats (TV Series 2018– )

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Stath Lets Flats (TV Series 2018– )

'STATH LETS FLATS' is a brand new 6x30min sitcom for E4, written by and starring one of the UK's leading young character comedians, JAMIE DEMETRIOU (Fleabag, Paddington) - described by the Independent as 'a Steve Coogan in the making.' Main character Stath is a chaotic but well-meaning lettings agent, working for his Greek-Cypriot father in North London. Across the series, Stath tries to prove himself a worthy heir to the family business, 'Michael and Eagle', despite his epic incompetence and divisive personality. Against the backdrop of London's crazy property market, STATH is a highly original workplace comedy with family at its heart, which offers a unique glimpse of Greek-Cypriot life in the city. The series is co-written by Robert Popper (Peep Show, Friday Night Dinner) and directed by Tom Kingsley, director Pls Like (BBC3) and BAFTA-nominated feature Black Pond.
UK
IMDb  7.5 /10
Creators
Creator Tom Kingsley
Creator Jamie Demetriou
Creator Robert Popper
Information
Release Date2018-06-27
Runtime30mins
GenreComedy
Content Rating
Awards3 wins & 4 nominations.
CompanyRoughcut TV
CountryUK
LanguageEnglish
Stath 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Al 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Sophie 11 episodes, 2018-2019
Dean 11 episodes, 2018-2019
Vasos 9 episodes, 2018-2019
Carole 8 episodes, 2018-2019
Julian 7 episodes, 2018-2019
Stephen 6 episodes, 2019
Robbie 5 episodes, 2018-2019
Marcus 5 episodes, 2018

Stath Lets Flats

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.

Stath's sister Sophie is played by Demetriou's sister Natasia Demetriou. 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.


Cast and characters

ActorCharacterSeries
12
Jamie DemetriouStath CharalambosMain
Natasia DemetriouSophie CharalambosMain
Christos StergioglouVasos CharalambosMain
Katy WixCarole CollinsMain
Al RobertsAl ClarkMain
Kiell Smith-BynoeDean TownsendMain
Alex BeckettMarcusMainDoes not appear
Ellie WhiteKatiaRecurringMain
Dustin Demri-BurnsJulianRecurringMain
Tom StourtonRobbieRecurring
Haruka AbeTomokoRecurringDoes not appear
David MumeniCemDoes not appearRecurring
Jimmy RoussounisStephenDoes not appearRecurring
Kayode EwumiBitsDoes not appearRecurring
Nick MohammedAnthony StappanDoes not appearRecurring

Episodes

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1627 June 20181 August 2018
2619 August 201923 September 2019

Series 1 (2018)

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions)
11"A Pushy Boy"Tom KingsleyJamie Demetriou27 June 20180.97
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 20180.81
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 20180.78
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 2018N/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 2018N/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 20180.63
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
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
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
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
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
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
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". Guy Pewsey of The Evening Standard said that it contained "moments of classic, unmistakably British, humour". Elisa Bray of The i said that it "roared along at speed with energy and absurdity".

In January 2019, Channel 4 announced that Stath Lets Flats had been recommissioned for a second series. 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
2019 Broadcast AwardsBest Comedy ProgrammeStath Lets FlatsNominated
2019 I Talk Telly AwardsBest Returning Comedy ProgrammeStath Lets FlatsNominated
2019 British Academy Television AwardsBest Scripted ComedyStath Lets FlatsNominated
2019 British Academy Television AwardsBest Male Performance in a Comedy ProgrammeJamie DemetriouNominated
2020 British Academy Television AwardsBest Scripted ComedyStath Lets FlatsWon
2020 British Academy Television AwardsBest Male Comedy PerformanceJamie DemetriouWon
2020 British Academy Television Craft AwardsBest Writer: ComedyJamie DemetriouWon
2020 Broadcast AwardsBest Comedy ProgrammeStath Lets FlatsNominated
2020 Edinburgh International Television Festival awardsBest Comedy SeriesStath Lets FlatsNominated

Adaptation

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