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Toast (2010)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Comedy, Drama  |  30 December 2010 (UK)
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The ultimate nostalgia trip through everything edible in 1960's Britain.

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(as S J Clarkson)

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, (memoir)
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Wolverhampton,1967: nine year old Nigel Slater loves his mother though she is a hopeless cook, her finest offering being toast whilst he has great culinary aspirations. When she dies of asthma Nigel is left with a distant father but worse is to come when the 'common' Mrs. Joan Potter arrives as the Slaters' cleaner. Nigel fears, rightly, that her aim is to be the next Mrs. Slater and soon he has a new stepmother and is whisked away to the country. Joan is, however, a superb cook but this only makes for rivalry as Nigel, the only boy in his cookery class at secondary school, competes with her to find the way to his father's heart. A weekend job in a pub kitchen introduces Nigel to an older boy, another great cook and gay like himself, who gives him the confidence and inspiration to leave home after his father's death and head for the hotel kitchens of London. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The story of a boy's hunger.


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The UK audience for the BBC1 transmission of Toast on December 30, 2010 averaged 6.2 million viewers, a 25.3% share, with another 10,000 viewers watching a later showing on the BBC HD channel. See more »

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When Nigel plays the 7 inch single towards the end of the drama, he pulls out a record with a 'Harvest' label. Dusty Springfield was never on this label. See more »

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Mrs. Potter: I brought you a cup of tea, nice with a cake.
Nigel Slater: I don't want to, I don't have to have it. I don't want you in my life anymore!
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its taste...
29 September 2013 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

its taste is basic propriety for memory. not for the fact because it seems be about food, family, fights, a success story or adaptation of real facts but for its magic. the cast, the music, the story - all is seductive. and really smart. far to be a case, it is a common story with nuances of fairy-tale. it is easy to present it. but the essential remains out of words. it is nice, bright, a little cruel and optimist. not motivational but good kick to be yourself at any age. its humor, the Helena Bonham Carter as ideal spice, Ken Stott , special performance of Oscar Kennedy are points of a interesting and touching, lovely and wise movie about life and fundamental options.


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