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 2, Episode 2 - Desperate Measures

Ray Purchase snitches on Toast to the 'Tax People', meaning he is forced to do some particularly unattractive jobs to pay off his bill.

Further details

After Ray Purchase snitches on him to the 'Tax People', Toast receives a massive bill. He is forced to do some particularly unattractive jobs to pay off the amount, including an advertisement directed by belligerent director Norris Flipjack, a similarly distasteful campaign for African cigarettes, and playing a wizard in a Harry Potter show.

However, an offer to appear in the hit show Calendar Girls presents an exciting new career opportunity after the show's director and producer meet a sticky end.

Guest starring John Nettles OBE as himself.

Broadcast details

Monday 10th November 2014
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
    Trevor Laird Nick Swivney
    Geoffrey McGivern (as Geoff McGivern) Norris Flipjack
    Penelope Beaumont Jennifer
    Gus Brown Bob Fennison
    Paul Darrow Duncan Clench
    John Nettles (as John Nettles OBE) Self
    Writing team
    Matt Berry Writer
    Arthur Mathews Writer
    Production team
    Michael Cumming Director
    Kate Daughton Producer
    Ben Farrell Executive Producer
    Andrew Newman Executive Producer
    Adam Bokey Editor
    Rosy Thomas Production Designer
    Matt Berry Composer


    Let's Make an Advert

    Ray and Steven are filming an advert with Norris Flipjack.

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


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