BBC confirms Toast of Tinseltown | Matt Berry's alter-ego is back after six years – and on a new channel © BBC

BBC confirms Toast of Tinseltown

Matt Berry's alter-ego is back after six years – and on a new channel

The BBC has confirmed that it has picked up a new series of Toast Of London – six years after it last aired on Channel 4.

As co-creator Arthur Mathews originally revealed at the Chortle Comedy Book Festival in November, the new series will revolve around Matt Berry’s actor attempting to make it in Hollywood.

The six-part series is provisionally titled Toast of Tinseltown and will air on BBC One.

Berry said: ‘I couldn't be more thrilled to not only be working with Arthur and the rest of the Toast family again, but to also be taking the show to the BBC which I know Toast himself would very much approve.’

Mathews added: ‘It was a thrill to be writing Toast again after a long gap. Hollywood is a brave new world for Toast. There will be triumphs and tribulations (but mostly tribulations - and indeed humiliations).’

Three series of Toast of London originally aired between 2013 and 2015, with Berry scooping a Bafta for Best Male Comedy Performance for his role. 

Broadcast details of the new series, and supporting cast, have yet to be announced.

Shane Allen, the BBC’s controller of comedy commissioning said: ‘This sitcom is one of the stand-out comedy gems of the last decade. His name belongs in the pantheon of celebrated British comedy character buffoons - Partridge, Brent and Toast.’

Toast Of Tinseltown production credits

Made by: Objective Fiction production in association with Wiip
Created and written by: Arthur Mathews and Matt Berry
Commissioned by: Shane Allen, controller of BBC comedy commissioning and Kate Phillips, acting controller BBC One.
Executive producers for Objective: Ben Farrell, Matt Berry and Arthur Mathews 
Executive producers for Wiip: Paul Lee and David Flynn
Commissioning editor for the BBC: Kate Daughton

Objective Fiction is part of Objective Media Group, an All3Media Company.

Published: 10 Feb 2021

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