Sunday 27 October | 10:40 PM | Channel 4
Steven is excited to win a part in a new play, but there are two problems – his arch-enemy Ray is also in it, and there’s a rumour the director has a history of murdering difficult cast members.
Romantically, the actor faces a choice between a girl from drama school and a prostitute.
Comedy, starring Matt Berry, Harry Peacock, Geoff McGivern and Cosima Shaw
Sunday 20 October | 10:40 PM | Channel 4
Comedy following the life of an eccentric actor with a chequered past, starring Matt Berry.
Things are looking up for Steven Toast – his agent Jane Plough reveals he’s won an award in a trendy magazine and he’s getting a lot of attention from the opposite sex, in particular celebrity journalist Susan Random and the slightly unhinged Jemima Gina.
Co-starring Doon Mackichan, Emma Fryer, Morgana Robinson and Robert Bathurst
A new sitcom written by Arthur Mathews (Father Ted and Big Train) and starring Matt Berry (the IT Crowd), who also stars as the lead.
Steven Toast (Matt Berry) is a successful actor. Now in his forties, Toast regularly appears in prestigious television dramas, and on the London stage. However, he has made a recent career faux pass by electing to star in a new controversial west end stage play. The play is considered so outrageous, that Toast is frequently attacked by appalled members of the British public.
Recently divorced, Toast is staying with his friend Ed Howzer- Black and Ed’s elderly mistress, the agoraphobic Goodhouse.
Matt Berry says: “Toast was a pleasure to play mainly because I was playing a man in his late 40s so obviously I had to look fat. I ate everything I could see for a month before we shot and got back onto the larger which I’d stopped drinking after being on the dole some years ago”
In the pilot episode Toast is asked to audition for the long running television series, ‘Summer Time Murders’. However, the producer has been recently imprisoned for racial chanting on the set of his own production, so Toast has to audition for the part of a gay corrupt detective during prisoner’s visiting time.
Phil Clarke, Objective says: “Making Toast of London was great fun, and I hope that sense of playfulness comes across in the show. It was a delight to make it for Channel 4′s Funny Fortnight, and an honour to be included in such venerable company.”
Director is Michael Cumming, Producers are Phil Clarke and Rachel Springett, and Executive Producers are Ben Farrell and Andrew Newman.