Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that started in 2012 and was aired on Channel 4 with lots of positive reviews – Toast of London

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Opening Sequence / Theme Tune

About the Show

Summary of Plot

Steven Toast, an eccentric middle aged actor with a chequered past, spends more time dealing with his problems off stage than performing on it. –IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

3 seasons

Characters:

 

Matt Berry – Steven Toast

Shazad Latif – Clem Fandango

Robert Bathurst – Ed Howzer-Black

Doon Mackichan – Jane Plough

Tim Downie – Danny Bear

 

Trivia

  • In episode 3 of the first season, co-writer Arthur Mathews appears in the 2nd picture of possible suspects.
  • After the episode shown on the UK’s channel 4 on the 9/12/15 Matt Berry and the Maypoles performed the theme song live
  • Daisy Ridley made a very small guest appearance in an episode. According to Matt Berry, he wanted to bring her back on the show, but couldn’t get in touch with her. It later turned out that she had been cast in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), which made her unavailable for some time. Berry remarked “We couldn’t really compete with Daisy being in Star Wars.”.
  • Artwork for Matt Berrys album ‘Music for Insomniacs’ can be seen on the wall of Jane Ploughs office.

 

Classic Clips

 

Best of Steven Toast

 

Dinky Freankbuster

 

Best of Jane Plough