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

Toast Of London

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 2012 - 2015
  • 19 episodes (3 series)

Sitcom starring Matt Berry as Steven Toast, an occasionally successful actor who finds himself in a series of tricky situations. Also features Robert Bathurst, Doon Mackichan, Harry Peacock, Shazad Latif, Tim Downie and Tracy-Ann Oberman

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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.

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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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 3rd November 2013 1:20am 4seven
Wednesday 1st January 2014 1:30am C4
Tuesday 5th March 2024 10:00pm Gold
Wednesday 6th March 2024 12:50am Gold
Saturday 30th March 2024 10:30pm Gold
Sunday 31st March 2024 2:00am Gold

Cast & crew

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
Adam Bokey Editor
Rosy Thomas Production Designer
Matt Berry Composer



Toast annoys Acker Herron.

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

Mastering the Basics

Acker and Toast go fencing.

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

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