Toast of London

Toast Of London. Steven Toast (Matt Berry). Copyright: Objective Productions.

Toast Of London

Sitcom starring Matt Berry as Steven Toast, an occasionally successful actor who finds himself in a series of tricky situations

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zooo

  • Friday 15th February 2013, 4:04pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,189 posts

I just watched that clip. It's pretty funny!

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AlanC

  • Friday 15th February 2013, 4:21pm
  • The Frozen North, England
  • 2,969 posts

Hurrah, I loved the pilot :)

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G180e

  • Friday 15th February 2013, 6:21pm
  • Wolverhampton, England
  • 3,313 posts

I wasn't keen on the pilot for those of you that did. Good News!

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Saturday 16th February 2013, 10:15am
  • Aldershot, England
  • 6,037 posts

The title's the only good thing about this. Well that and the fact that if that pilot can get a sitcom commissiond on a major channel then there is hope for all of us. In theory.

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Tim Azure

  • Saturday 16th February 2013, 11:48am
  • Kent, England
  • 2,037 posts
Quote: Alfred J Kipper @ February 16 2013, 10:15 AM GMT

The title's the only good thing about this. Well that and the fact that if that pilot can get a sitcom commissioned on a major channel then there is hope for all of us. In theory.


Pilots have meant shows have been commissioned for decades, Kipper. Not quite sure what you're trying to say.

It's another show about "behind the scenes of TV". Usually, they are a bit reliant on guest stars, of limited appeal. Not that limited appeal is always a bad thing, of course.

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Saturday 16th February 2013, 5:58pm
  • Aldershot, England
  • 6,037 posts

I mean that particular pilot getting a series made, if it has, though I'm not that surprised, being it's C4. I'm pretty sure it must be the two writers' strong ascociation with them that's done it, that and C4 being known for making quirkier sitcoms and taking a few risks. Not a bad sitcom situation but the style was hideous, with that juddery camera direction and silly CBB type visuals welded onto a loud adult humour audio track. Annoyed Viz does this sort of thing much better than TV.

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Nick

  • Saturday 16th February 2013, 9:12pm
  • Japan
  • 818 posts
Quote: Alfred J Kipper @ February 16 2013, 5:58 PM GMT

I mean that particular pilot getting a series made, if it has, though I'm not that surprised, being it's C4. I'm pretty sure it must be the two writers' strong ascociation with them that's done it, that and C4 being known for making quirkier sitcoms and taking a few risks. Not a bad sitcom situation but the style was hideous, with that juddery camera direction and silly CBB type visuals welded onto a loud adult humour audio track. Annoyed Viz does this sort of thing much better than TV.


Or maybe people enjoyed it.

I did for one.

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dtmcc

  • Saturday 16th February 2013, 10:41pm
  • Northern Ireland
  • 63 posts

Absolutely loved it, glad it's been commissioned! Can see how it wouldn't be to everyone's taste though.

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Chappers

  • Saturday 16th February 2013, 11:04pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,705 posts
Quote: Alfred J Kipper @ February 16 2013, 10:15 AM GMT

The title's the only good thing about this. Well that and the fact that if that pilot can get a sitcom commissiond on a major channel then there is hope for all of us. In theory.


The only problem is getting a Pilot made.

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Nick

  • Thursday 11th July 2013, 5:36am
  • Japan
  • 818 posts

Chuffed to see that this has started filming now. Looking forward to the series.

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Maurice Moss

  • Thursday 11th July 2013, 6:14am [Edited]
  • England
  • 120 posts

Wow, Arthur Mathews, Berry sitcom? Totally missed this! :)

Off to watch the pilot now. Good to hear anyways, regardless of whether I like it or not.

Edit: Watching it now, and I really do think this would've worked better as a classic studio sitcom.