It started as a feature on Shaun Keaveny's BBC 6 Music Breakfast Show and has taken the UK by storm. Well, okay, not by storm exactly, but the response was phenomenal - it quickly found its way into the hearts of 6 Music listeners and became a firm favourite. So much so, in fact, that now there's a book - R2D2 Lives in Preston.
Toast the Nation invites listeners 'toast' their hometown by listing its proudest achievements, stupidest facts and most famous (or infamous) residents. From the factual to the farcical, from the sublime to the ridiculous, wherever you live, there's always a reason to be gosh-darn proud of it. For instance, did you know that:
Clitheroe has the largest pigeons in the UK?
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first agreed to form a band on the platform of Sidcup railway station?
And that Derry entered Guinness Book of World Records in 2007 for the biggest gathering of Santas - 13,000 in the one place?
Of course you didn't! So join us on a tour around the map of Britain to our favourite places, from the biggest city to the tiniest village – with not a crap town among them. And when we get there, raise a glass to their achievements – whether humble, hilarious, genuinely impressive or downright weird …
Most importantly, if you feel your abode is lacking a toast, click the 'Make a Toast' link and make amends. Go on, there's no time to lose!