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

Toast Of London

Channel 4 sitcom about an unlucky actor. 19 episodes (pilot + 3 series), 2012 - 2015. Stars Matt Berry, Robert Bathurst, Doon Mackichan, Harry Peacock and others.

Series 1, Episode 2 - Afternoon Tea

Toast comes into conflict with the director of his latest stage role; a man said to have killed difficult actors in the past. He attempts to escape his worry by engaging the services of an escort.

Further details

Toast Of London. Image shows from L to R: Steven Toast (Matt Berry), Ray Purchase (Harry Peacock). Copyright: Objective Productions.

Toast's excitement at winning a part in a new play is tempered by two facts. One, his nemesis Ray Purchase is also in it. Two, there's a rumour his director, Acker Herron, has a history of murdering difficult actors.

Romantically, Toast has to choose between his old RADA contemporary, the fun-loving and beautiful Greta Cargo and a prostitute...


This episode is based on the pilot.

Broadcast details

Sunday 27th October 2013
Channel 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Matt Berry Steven Toast
Robert Bathurst Ed Howzer-Black
Doon Mackichan Jane Plough
Harry Peacock Ray Purchase
Shazad Latif Clem Fandango
Tim Downie Danny Bear
Guest cast
Emily Bruni Kika Bright
Geoffrey McGivern (as Geoff McGivern) Acker Herron
Harry Rogers Young Toast
Cosima Shaw Greta Cargo
Writing team
Matt Berry Writer
Arthur Mathews Writer
Hannah Mackay Script Editor
Production team
Michael Cumming Director
Kate Daughton Producer
Rachel Springett Executive Producer
Ben Farrell Executive Producer
Andrew Newman Executive Producer
Lee Hupfield Executive Producer



Toast annoys Acker Herron.

Featuring: Matt Berry (Steven Toast), Geoff McGivern (Acker Herron), Harry Peacock (Ray Purchase).

Mastering the Basics

Acker and Toast go fencing.

Featuring: Matt Berry (Steven Toast), Geoff McGivern (Acker Herron).


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