Adapted from Nigel Slater's autobiographical novel by screen writer Lee Hall (Billie Elliot), Toast was a highlight of the BBC1 schedule for Christmas 2010; to broadcast on 30th December 2010 at 9pm.
Starring Helena Bonham Carter as Nigel's stepmother and Freddie Highmore as the fifteen year old Nigel with Ken Stott as Nigel's father and Victoria Hamilton as his mother: Toast is an evocation of all the tastes and smells that the food writer associated with his painful coming of age. A nostalgia trip through everything edible in 1960's Britain set to the songs of Dusty Springfield.
Most of all, the direction ensured a narrative that was emotionally nourishing wtihout ever being over the top. Sarah Vine
The Times Full Review
What a triumph!...Toast never puts a foot wrong Alison Graham
Radio Times Full Review