The “British-Cypriot” sitcom, ‘Stath Lets Flats’ is in the running to win a Bafta for Best Scripted Comedy.
The programme has screened a second series last year and is a quirky, off-beat, eccentric comedy with a somewhat dry sense of humour.
The Channel 4 show, co-written by London-Cypriot Jamie Demetriou, with Tom Kingsley, Seb Barwell And Ash Atalla, is shortlisted alongside ‘Derry Girls’, ‘Fleabag’ and ‘Catastrophe’.
Jamie Demetriou is also nominated for the ‘Writer (Comedy)’ category as well as for ‘Male Performance in a Comedy’.
Mr Demetriou picked up a Bafta Craft Award for Comedy Writing for ‘Stath Lets Flats’, earlier this month.
Jamie thanked his fellow cast members and production team in response to the award saying, “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 [and love] to my parents…”
The lead character, “Stath”, (Jamie Demetriou) plays an imbecilic lettings agent working at ‘Michael & Eagle Lets’, an apparently chaotic London lettings agency run by his father, Vasos, [Christos Stergioglou).
The set-up is that Stath comes across as incompetent, impulsive and ambitious – in equal measure, and is desperate to prove himself to his Greek-Cypriot father who is retired and at home in series two but still as ever-observant and watchful over his son’s antics.
Demetriou is awaiting a possible confirmation to a third series from TV chiefs at Channel Four.
The British Academy Film & Television Awards ceremony will air on Friday 31st July on BBC One.
In accordance with current restrictions, the awards will take place in a closed studio, with winners invited to accept their awards ‘virtually’.