C4 wants another slice of Toast

Matt Berry's sitcom set for series

Matt Berry’s Channel 4 pilot Toast Of London is set to be commissioned for a full series.

The broadcaster has ordered additional scripts following the success of the first episode, which aired as part of its Funny Fortnight season last August.

And if they pass muster, the show will return for a full series.

Toast Of London stars Berry as divorced actor Steven Toast, who becomes the target of abuse after starring in a controversial West End play. Berry wrote the pilot with Father Ted co-creator Arthur Mathews.

Channel 4 has already ordered a full series of Dallas-style spoof Bad Sugar and a second run of prank show I’m Spazticus following their runs as part of Funny Fortnight.

A Channel spokeswoman told trade magazine Broadcast: ‘Following on from the successful pilot in last’s years’ Funny Fortnight, we have commissioned additional scripts for Toast of London.’

The show is made by Peep Show production house Objective.

Here’s a clip from the pilot:

Published: 15 Feb 2013

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