Swiss Toni. Swiss Toni (Charlie Higson). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions
Swiss Toni

Swiss Toni

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Three
  • 2003 - 2004
  • 16 episodes (2 series)

Sitcom about an eccentric second-hand car dealer and his staff. Stars Charlie Higson, Simon Day, Rhys Thomas, Matilda Ziegler, Emma Rydal and Elizabeth Spriggs

Swiss Toni. Swiss Toni (Charlie Higson). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2003 - 2004
Channels
BBC Three
Episodes
16 (2 series)
Creators
Bob Mortimer and Charlie Higson
Stars
Charlie Higson, Simon Day, Rhys Thomas, Matilda Ziegler, Emma Rydal and Elizabeth Spriggs
Writers
Charlie Higson, Simon Day, Gareth Roberts and Rhys Thomas
Directors
Ben Kellett and Dominic Brigstocke
Producers
Charlie Higson, Geoffrey Perkins, Lucy Lumsden and Philippa Catt
Companies

Swiss Toni is a 50-something used car dealer going through a midlife crisis. To Toni almost any situation in life is best understood as being "like making love to a beautiful woman", in some rather implausible ways.

With his blonde quiff standing to attention and his grey shot-silk suit sparkling under the showroom lights, Swiss Toni is the emperor of his car emporium; and yet the guy cannot sell an Allegro, is being taught to drive by his long-suffering wife Ruth and is consistently out-performed by his alcoholic employee, Geoff. Swiss Toni is cheesy, out-of-date and chauvinistic - which is why everyone loves him.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 10th February 2003 at 10:30pm on BBC Three

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