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.

Press Clippings

Matt Berry to return as Steven Toast in new BBC series

The BBC is making Toast In America, a spin-off from Channel 4's Toast Of London, featuring Matt Berry as his actor character Steven Toast.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd November 2020

13 best British comedy shows on Netflix right now

The beauty of British comedy is how fleeting it is. The US version of The Office dragged on into nine interminable seasons. The British original? Fourteen episodes and done.

Esquire, 22nd August 2020

Top 20 British sitcoms of 21st century: Toast of London

Just after he appeared in The IT Crowd but before he started appearing in TV's What We Do In The Shadows, Matt Berry played jobbing actor Stephen Toast in this enjoyably zany Channel 4 sitcom written by Father Ted co-creator, Arthur Mathews and Berry himself.

Chris Hallam, Chris Hallam's World View, 9th April 2020

Matt Berry plans more Toast Of London

Matt Berry has confirmed that he plans to write a new series of Toast Of London - but doesn't know when.

British Comedy Guide, 5th June 2019

America's IFC network picks up Toast of London

The cable broadcaster has picked up all three seasons of the show, totalling 18 episodes, in a deal with All3Media International.

Peter White, Deadline, 12th September 2018

Matt Berry films 1880s police sitcom

Matt Berry is filming a sitcom pilot set around the police force in the 1880s.

British Comedy Guide, 11th October 2017

Binging: Toast of London

Think toast is just a breakfast vehicle for delicious toppings? Think again, says Lucy Reynolds, who can't get enough of Matt Berry's sitcom vehicle for delicious laughs.

Lucy Reynolds, Standard Issue, 17th August 2016

Radio Times launches a poll to name the best sitcom since 2000

Radio Times has launched a poll to name the best British TV sitcom broadcast since the year 2000. There are 40 shows in the shortlist.

British Comedy Guide, 19th July 2016

Women take the comedy throne at Channel 4

Game of Thrones aside, it is the women who catch the eye in Channel 4's forthcoming comedy line-up.

John Plunkett, The Guardian, 5th June 2016

Radio Times review

Radio Times Top 40 TV Shows of 2015, #19:

Matt Berry's ghastly, narcissistic but strangely lovable actor has now blared his way through three series, but the inventiveness and sheer silliness of this surreal sitcom shows no sign of getting less funny. The ideas kept coming in series three, which saw the luvvie take on the "feminists" by judging a beauty competition, and then fall for the charisma of Jon Hamm: getting the Mad Men star was quite a coup, but he loves this show. Toast Of London showed that old fashioned daftness still has a place - both in the hip late-night schedules of C4 and the comedy world in general.

Ben Dowell, Radio Times, 29th December 2015