News Round Up
Channel 4 are busy promoting their latest sitcom: Stath Lets Flats, one of five new sitcoms to be screened by the channel this year.
The new 6-part comedy following Stath (Jamie Demetriou – Fleabag, Tracey Ullman’s Show, Gap Year), an incompetent lettings agent, on his day to day antics at ‘Michael & Eagle Lettings’, a dodgy London lettings agency run by Stath’s father.
It’s a real family affair; while his equally inept sister Sophie (Jamie’s real life sister Natasia Demetriou – Morgana Robinson’s the Agency), dreams of being a professional dancer, Stath has big ambitions to take over the family business one day -but is hampered by his general ability and overall personality. In modern, overcrowded London, the business of finding tenants to rent flats should be pretty easy, but Stath makes it a struggle.
The series is also written by ‘Friday Night Dinner‘ creator Robert Popper and stars Katy Wix (The Windsors, Not Going Out), Dustin Demri-Burns (Cardinal Burns, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa) and Tom Stourton (Siblings, Decline and Fall).
Staiths Lets Flats airs on Channel 4 27th June at 10pm
BBC Have An Appointment With The Doctor
BBC have announced the date of the much anticipated new series of Doctor Who. Jodie Whittaker will make her debut 23rd September 2018 in a ten part series to run until 21st December 2018. No mention of any Christmas Special and as yet no official trailer.
Fifty Years Since We Lost Tony Hancock
It was 25th June 1968 when the news broke of the death of Tony Hancock. The event was given rather low key coverage considering how important his shows were to the sitcoms we all enjoy today. However there was an article in The Independent and BBC Radio 4 Extra delivered with their regular helping of Hancock’s Half Hour and a comedy club special in which comedian and Hancock fan Paul Merton introduced his two favourite Hancock’s Half Hour episodes.
Follow Tony’s radio exploits on BBC Radio 4 Extra Mondays or catch up on i player.