COMEDY TOAST OF LONDON
1 0. 3 0PM, S BS2
Matt Berry ( TheMightyBoosh, TheITCrowd) stars as the pompous, eccentric Steven Toast – reportedly the “second-best high-wind actor in England”. It’s not the same league as those two classic comedies, but worth a look, if only to see a man spit-roasting a fox and to hear Berry singing one of his strangely earnest songs.
DEADLINE GALLIPOLI 8. 3 0PM, S HOWCASE With bigger stars, a shorter running time and a faster narrative – about journos trying to get the truth home about Gallipoli – this is an easier sell and more entertaining than Nine’s overly familiar miniseries. Hugh Dancy gets the lion’s share of good scenes as rule-breaking Brit Ellis AshmeadBartlett but newcomer Joel Jackson also impresses as Aussie journo Charles Bean.
CRISTELA 7. 3 0PM, FOX8 Despite an aggressive laugh track and an overly familiar feel, there are at least a few decent gags in every episode of Cristela. Sister Daniela starts nagging Cristela to get healthy but it turns out she just wants her to slim down: “How you going to find a man, looking like that?” she asks her. “I just think it’s important to look feminine.” Ouch.