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


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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