The Bafta-nominated letting agent comedy Stath Lets Flats returned, as unapologetically daft as ever. It's co-created by siblings Jamie and Natasia Demetriou, who play another pair of siblings, idiotic Stath and dopey Sophie (it took me a while to recognise Natasia as Nadja, the minxish vampire from What We Do in the Shadows).
Stath Lets Flats sticks to a retro sitcom format, with plenty of gags and physical comedy from the desperate, delusional Stath. He yearns to impress his father (Christos Stergioglou) enough to take over the family business, but thus far has been foiled by the brash new manager (Dustin Demri-Burns), and Stath's bitchy, ambitious former fling Carole (Katy Wix).
There's a side-plot involving a flirtation between Sophie and her bashful colleague, Al (Alastair Roberts), which could yet turn into the greatest filing cabinet-flanked romance since Tim and Dawn in The Office. For now, most of the comedy revolves around Stath's innate stupidity - on finding out that Carole was "preggo", he gasped: "Are you the mother?" Well, I laughed.Barbara Ellen, The Guardian, 25th August 2019
The spirit of Rentaghost is resurrected in this recent BBC sitcom, the highest rated British TV comedy series of 2019 thus far.Chris Hallam, Chris Hallam's World View, 30th May 2019