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Toast Of London

Toast Of London

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 2012 - 2015
  • 19 episodes (3 series)

Sitcom starring Matt Berry as Steven Toast, an occasionally successful actor who finds himself in a series of tricky situations. Also features Robert Bathurst, Doon Mackichan, Harry Peacock, Shazad Latif, Tim Downie and Tracy-Ann Oberman

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Series 3, Episode 4 - Bob A Job

Toast takes part in a Royal Variety Performance hosted by Bob Monkhouse.

Preview clips

Further details

Persuaded by Jane at the promise of a potential role as the 'British Attaché' in Kevin Spacey's House Of Cards, Toast takes part in a Royal Variety Performance hosted by Bob Monkhouse.

Whilst Toast is trying to cope with Monkhouse's constant jokes and the strain of working with Ray Purchase yet again, Scramble Studio's Danny Bear is getting ready for a life changing operation. When it's time to go under the knife however it seems Ed's recommended 'surgeon' may cut a few corners to save a bob or two.

Although Toast's legendary Sand Dance performance might go well he still doesn't have a clue what Monkhouse is on about.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 9th December 2015
Channel 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 16th April 2016 3:00am C4

Cast & crew

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
Tracy-Ann Oberman Mrs Purchase
Guest cast
David Arnold Shane Fulorgy
Simon Cartwright Bob Monkhouse
Ben Caudell Derek Biddings
Eddie Pillar Dennis Fogg
Pat Shortt Larry Muggins
Bob Mortimer 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
Adam Bokey Editor
Rosy Thomas Production Designer
Matt Berry Composer


Are you fucking deaf?

Stephen Toast gets explicit in his latest advert for Clem Fandango and Danny Bear.

Featuring: Matt Berry (Steven Toast), Shazad Latif (Clem Fandango) & Tim Downie (Danny Bear).

Controversial Advert

Toast is concerned with the constant use of 'effing'.

Featuring: Matt Berry (Steven Toast), Shazad Latif (Clem Fandango) & Tim Downie (Danny Bear).


Toast of London: series 3, episode 4 - Bob a Job review

An impressive episode of TOL. Very 'stream on consciousness' writing, classic loosely connected plot, and featuring a live performance of the usual musical interlude.

Sam Polti, On The Box, 10th December 2015

Berry set to make history by playing theme tune live

Toast of London star Matt Berry will be playing the theme tune to his Channel 4 series live on Wednesday, in what the broadcaster says is a global television first. The BAFTA award-winner, who plays eccentric actor Steven Toast, will be performing Take My Hand - the series' theme tune - live from a studio over the end credits of episode four, which airs on 9th December. According to Channel 4 this kind of live performance has "never been done before".

Ben Dowell, Radio Times, 7th December 2015

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