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The ultimate nostalgia trip through everything edible in 1960s Britain.

Director:

S.J. Clarkson (as S J Clarkson)

Writers:

Lee Hall, Nigel Slater (memoir)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oscar Kennedy ... Young Nigel Slater
Victoria Hamilton ... Mum
Colin Prockter Colin Prockter ... Percy Salt
Ken Stott ... Dad
Matthew McNulty ... Josh
Frasier Huckle Frasier Huckle ... Warrel
Kia Pegg Kia Pegg ... Milk Girl
Rielly Newbold Rielly Newbold ... Leonard
Roger Walker Roger Walker ... Gardener
Rob Jarvis ... Fishmonger
Amy Marston ... Primary School Teacher
Helena Bonham Carter ... Mrs. Potter
Selina Cadell ... Ruby
Freddie Highmore ... Nigel Slater
Louise Mardenborough Louise Mardenborough ... Rachel
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Storyline

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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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Mesterkokken See more »

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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In the opening scene, Nigel states that his mother had an aversion to fresh vegetables and that he has "never had a vegetable that didn't come in a tin," but in the picnic scene at the beach the family clearly has fresh butter lettuce leaves and half a tomato in their lunch, and they have vegetables planted in their garden in the back yard. See more »

Quotes

Nigel Slater: It is impossible not to love someone who makes toast for you.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits in the grocery store consist of the names of the writers, producer and lead actors printed on actual products, the title, and the director's name shown on a scale. See more »

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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 13 December 2010 (2010) See more »

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Little By Little
Written by Buddy Kaye (uncredited), Bea Verdi (uncredited) and Eddie Gin (uncredited)
Performed by Dusty Springfield
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Unappealing protagonist
18 June 2017 | by grnhair2001See all my reviews

I had never heard of this food "celebrity," though I am not immune to the charms of cooking and food.

In order to enjoy a movie I have to feel some sympathy with the main character. They don't have to be the most likable person on the planet, but I have to have a connection to them somehow. Even if they are a strange evil genius, I can usually find my way in and relate.

But this main character was hideous: A spoiled, whiny, bizarre little kid, who expected the world to revolve around him. There is an attempt to make a saint of his inept, sickly mother, but she was despicable as well. The child loathed the father, but despite seeing the father through the lens of that hatred, I felt the most sympathy for that character. Surely he had thoughts of infanticide but did not act on them. Now there's a saint.

In no sense that this provide any insight into the human experience. I didn't care about anyone. I was glad when it was over.


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