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Review: BBC iPlayer Funny Valentines – Matt Berry: Wild Love

I don’t know if Matt Berry has ever done the voiceover for a real wildlife documentary but, boy would it liven them up if he was given free reign by the nature department’s Clem Fandangos. Following the success of Berry’s previous comedic short, Lone Wolf, he is on more romantic ground with this Valentine’s Day follow-up, Wild Love, looking at nature’s mating rituals. Mostly brightly coloured birds and frogs doing what comes naturally.

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News: Toast of London Gets Third Series

Toast of London is to return for a third series. It has been announced today that the C4 sitcom starring Matt Berry as hapless actor and voiceover merchant Steven Toast has been recommissioned.

Channel 4’s Comedy Head Phil Clarke paid tribute to the quirky comedy which started out as a one-off episode: "Channel 4 has always backed original comedy, the type of shows you wouldn't find anywhere else, and Toast of London represents a significant new chapter in that story, and in our comedy heritage."

News: Matt Berry Live Gig

Matt Berry, currently riding high with his sitcom Toast of London on C4, is to perform a one-off concert at The Forum, Kentish Town on Friday, 13 February, 2015.

News: Toast of London Tops British Comedy Awards Nominations

Matt Berry’s C4 sitcom Toast of London has received six British Comedy Award nominations. The sitcom, co-written by Arthur Mathews, is nominated in the Best Sitcom, Best New Comedy and Best Comedy Moment categories, with three of its stars getting acting recognition.

Berry is also nominated for his roles in BBC sitcom House of Fools and his internet short Lone Wolf.

TV Review, Toast of London, C4

Matt Berry really could keep you hooked by reading the telephone directory. The owner of that distinctive syrupy, lubricious, posh James Mason bellow returns for the second series of Toast of London, in which he plays Steven Toast, a dodgy actor with a dodgy past still looking for that lucky break but making do, somewhat inevitably, with voiceovers. One day that big role may come. Yeah right, and a porker just flew past my window.

TV Review: Uncle, BBC3

It's not surprising that there is a strong whiff of deja vu watching Uncle, the first episode of the new sitcom starring Nick Helm written by newcomer Oliver Refson. A one-off pilot went out on C4 in 2012 and the first episode of this BBC3 series is basically the same scene-setting plot, tarted up and with Helm sporting a slightly tidier haircut. 

TV Review: House Of Fools, BBC2

Update 18/3/14: Throw your hats in the air and dance a jig. A second series of House of Fools has been commissioned by the BBC. 

TV Review: Toast of London, C4

Typical. You wait ages for a sitcom about an unhinged actor and then two pitch up. Hot on the heels of Count Arthur Strong comes Matt Berry as Steven Toast, first seen in a C4 pilot in 2012. And there is another uncanny spot of synchronicity too. Strong is co-written by Steve Delaney and Graham Linehan, Toast is co-written by Berry and Linehan's Father Ted chum Arthur Mathews.

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