Toast of London – the acclaimed, BAFTA winning Channel 4 sitcom written by and starring Matt Berry – is now available on Netflix worldwide.
Co-written and co-created by Father Ted and Big Train writer Arthur Matthews, and directed by Michael Cumming (Snuff Box, Brass Eye) the series features Berry as Steven Toast: an eccentric middle aged actor whose attempts to find work are often scuppered by the increasingly bizarre situations he finds himself in.
Along for the ride are Toast’s idle landlord Ed Howzer-Black (Cold Feet‘s Robert Bathurst), his unhelpful agent (Doon Mackichan); homophobic rival actor Ray Purchase (Harry Peacock) and his prostitute wife Mrs Purchase (Tracy Ann Oberman); and hipster voice-over director Danny Bear (Tim Downie) and his assistant Clem Fandango (Star Trek Discovery‘s Shazad Latif).
Also featuring recurring appearances from Snuffbox and Brian Pern star Alan Ford, plus TVO regulars Morgana Robinson and Geoffrey McGivern, and a hilarious self-parodying turn from Doctor Who actor Peter Davison, the series also boasts guest appearances by composer David Arnold, Monty Python regular Carol Cleveland, Hollywood stars Jude Law and Jon Hamm, Doctor Who‘s Louise Jameson, acting legend Brian Blessed, Sherlock‘s Martin Freeman, Bond director Sam Mendes and the late, great Tim Piggot-Smith. Oh, and the always brilliant (Who the f*** is) John Simm, too.
Fellow TVO faces also have a habit of cropping up in the show: Rufus Jones, Matthew Holness, Cariad Lloyd, Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Alex Lowe, Paul Whitehouse and Steve Pemberton have all made appearances along the way.
Toast of London began life as a pilot episode in 2012, with the first series following in 2013 and two more runs in 2014 and 2015. At present, a fourth series is looking unlikely, but hasn’t been ruled out entirely by either the broadcaster or the writing team.
Now in a special deal with Netflix, the series is available in every single Netflix territory worldwide. To find details of your local service, visit www.netflix.com now.