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
    Adam Bokey Editor
    Rosy Thomas Production Designer
    Matt Berry Composer



    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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