New TV comedy set to satirise letting agents

first_imgTV channel E4 has commissioned a new TV comedy series featuring a fictional incompetent letting agent working in north London.Set to run for six episodes and air next year the comedy will star Jamie Demetriou playing Stath, a hapless intern working for his family’s poorly-run agency Michael & Eagle Lets.E4 says the comedy will follow letting agent Stath (pictured) as he struggles to climb the career ladder in London’s cut-throat property market.The character first appeared three years ago as a short sketch on a Channel 4 shorts series called Comedy Blaps but has now been developed by Demetriou and co-writer Robert Popper, who is best known for his 2011 Channel 4 sitcom Friday Night Dinner.Called simply Stath the programme is to be produced by Roughcut TV but is unlikely to portray letting agents in a good light.According to its producers the plot is going to revolve closely around the ineptitude of both Stath and his ‘equally inept’ sister Sophie. “In a modern, overcrowded London the business of finding tenants to rent flats should be pretty easy but Stath makes it a struggle”, a Roughcut TV spokesperson said.“Jamie is one of the UK’s best new writer performers and hopefully his character will become a firm favourite with viewers.”Channel 4 has form in this genre. In 2002 it broadcast The Estate Agents about the lives of three fictional agents working in South London for Embassy Properties starring Cliff Kelly and Adam Goodwin. And in 2007 ITV joined the agent-bashing fray with Sold, a drama about a group of back-stabbing agents working for fictional Colubrine Estate Agents starring Kris Marshall and Bryan Dick.Jamie Demetriou Robert Popper Channel 4 e4 TV comedy November 4, 2016Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » New TV comedy set to satirise letting agents previous nextNew TV comedy set to satirise letting agentsProducers reveal it will take well worn path and show ‘incompetent agent’ working in LondonNigel Lewis4th November 201603,120 Viewslast_img read more

Lennon helps Toffees bounce back

first_img The defeat is QPR’s fifth in a row since Chris Ramsey was confirmed as permanent manager just over a month ago and it places added importance on their next two matches away to fellow strugglers West Brom and Aston Villa. Everton, who bowed out of the Europa League to Dynamo Kiev on Thursday, may start looking up the table as two consecutive league victories, combined with a kind looking run-in, should see Roberto Martinez’s side avoid a nail-biting relegation scrap. Rangers set their stall out early with a number of long balls into the away side’s penalty area and the direct approach caused problems as Bobby Zamora, Nedum Onuoha and Charlie Austin all went close. Everton came through a bruising opening quarter unscathed, however, and in the 18th minute the visitors opened the scoring with their first meaningful attack. Arouna Kone’s cut-back arrived at the feet of Leon Osman who, turning down the chance to shoot, played right to Coleman and the full-back’s guided finish flew into the net off the far post. Undeterred, Rangers continued to float balls up for Zamora, but they wouldn’t drop for the striker, whose only clear-cut chance came from an Austin cross shortly after the half-hour and he failed to connect with the header. The start of the second half brought no respite for Everton, who had the linesman’s flag to thank when Junior Hoilett’s bending effort hit the bar and Zamora eventually bundled home the rebound. The visitors, unable to impose their usual possession game, dropped deeper and deeper into their own area and in the 64th minute, Rangers found the breakthrough. Press Association Aaron Lennon scored a late winner as Everton beat QPR 2-1 to move nine points clear of the relegation zone and deal a heavy blow to Rangers’ own hopes of survival. Seamus Coleman’s excellent finish put Everton ahead against the run of play in the first half before substitute Eduardo Vargas slammed home a Rangers equaliser shortly after the hour. The hosts piled forward in search of a winner but Lennon provided a sucker-punch 13 minutes from time with his first goal for the Toffees to give Everton a much-needed victory that leaves Rangers four points adrift of safety. Everton failed to clear Joey Barton’s corner and in the ensuing chaos the ball ended up with Vargas, who thrashed the ball into the roof of the net from close range. The hosts could have made it two soon after when Zamora broke free of Phil Jagielka but with only the keeper to beat, the Rangers striker blazed over. The missed opportunity would prove costly as the Toffees restored their advantage in the 77th minute. Coleman’s cross was half-cleared by Onuoha under pressure from Kone, but the ball fell straight to Lennon who side-footed home for his first goal in an Everton shirt. The goal seemed to knock the stuffing out of Rangers but there was still one final chance in injury-time as a long ball up-field spilled out to Adel Taarabt. The Moroccan ‘s shot look destined for the far corner but instead it clipped the bar and sailed over to send the home supporters away deflated again. last_img read more