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
    Adam Bokey Editor
    Rosy Thomas Production Designer
    Matt Berry Composer



    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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