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 3, Episode 3 - Hamm On Toast

Toast insists that charisma is a 'complete myth' - until he meets Jon Hamm. His day only gets worse when he and Blair must visit their dying father.

Further details

Toast starts his day by falling through the stairs outside his bedroom and straight through the kitchen ceiling. Refusing to go to hospital he insists that just wearing a bandage on his head will suffice.

Later, he's unimpressed to hear that his agent Jane is meeting the Mad Men star Jon Hamm (played by himself), and insists that charisma is a 'complete myth'. But when Toast meets Hamm, everything changes. It seems Hamm's charisma is far from myth and leaves Toast immune to the charms of increasingly forward actress and model Pooky Hook (Heida Reed).

Things come to a head when Toast and his brother Blair have to visit their dying father (Brian Blessed) in his castle to find out who will inherit the Toast fortune.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 2nd December 2015
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
Brian Blessed Col. Gonville Toast
Gus Brown Solicitor Claude
Heida Reed Pooky Hook
Adrian Lukis Blair Toast
Jon Hamm Self
Writing team
Matt Berry Writer
Arthur Mathews Writer
Hannah Mackay Script Editor
Production team
Michael Cumming Director
Izzy Mant Producer
Andrew Newman Executive Producer
Kate Daughton Executive Producer
Ben Caudell Executive Producer



A tumble down the stairs leaves Toast confused.

Featuring: Matt Berry (Steven Toast), Robert Bathurst (Ed Howzer-Black).

West Hamm

Toast falls under the spell of Jon Hamm.

Featuring: Matt Berry (Steven Toast), Jon Hamm.


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