Recognising the wide variety of behind-the-screens talent that goes into making television programming, this year’s ceremony was held via an online stream amidst the coronavirus outbreak, and hosted by Stephen Mangan.
Demetriou beat off fellow nominees Sam Leifer (Plebs), Phoebe Waller-Bridfe (Fleabag), Danny Brocklehurst (Brassic), Tom Basden (Plebs).
Jamie thanked his fellow Stath cast members and production team in response to his win. Jamie responded in a video: “Thank you Bafta Craft for this award it’s made me feel very grown up and scared. Congrats to my fellow nominees, thank you so much to everyone at Channel 4. Thank you to the ‘Stath Lets Flats’ team Sed Barwell, Tom Kingsley, Ash Atalla, Jon Petrie, thank you for your support and guidance and to my reps… and thank you so much to the exquisite cast of ‘Stath Lets Flats’ without whom the brilliant scripts would make no sense, to my brilliant sister Natasia [Demetriou], Alastair, Kiell, Katy, Christos, Dustin, Ellie, Nick, David…”
Star-of-the-show, “Stath” Mr Demetriou is playing an incompetent, impulsive and ambitious letting agent, at ‘Michael & Eagle Lets’, a dodgy London lettings agency [owned] by his father, Vasos, (Christos Stergioglou). The father who in series 2, is at home and retired is as still ever-watchful over his son’s antics.
The “British-Cypriot sitcom” with its lead characters siblings Jamie and Natasia Demetriou, is a quirky and off-beat comedy. The cast seem to compliment the subtle jokes and kind of British eccentricity, really well.
Jamie is in the running to take home a BAFTA Television Award for Best Scripted Comedy, Writer: Comedy category and Male Performance in a Comedy.
The British Academy Television Awards ceremony will air on Friday July 31st on BBC One.