Milton Jones reveals his favourite TV shows

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Milton Jones brings his Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft show to Brighton Comedy Festival this autumn.

The show will take place at 8pm on 23 October at the Brighton Dome Concert Hall.

This year’s Brighton Comedy Festival will feature 70 performances across 16 days at the Dome, Komedia and The Old Market.

> Buy tickets now on the official website.

Other acts will include Dara O Briain, Ed Byrne, Lee Nelson, One Man Breaking Bad, Nina Conti, John Lloyd, Tommy Tiernan, Jason Byrne, Rob Beckett, Festival of the Spoken Nerd, Hardeep Singh Kohli, James Acaster, Nish Kumar, Joe Lycett, Beardyman, Alfie Moore, Fred MacAuley, The Thinking Drinkers Club and Sean Kelly from Storage Wars.

We caught up with Milton to find out what he likes to watch to relax between shows…


TV show that reminds you of your childhood:

“On just before the BBC early evening news, The Magic Roundabout was the last of the children’s TV for the day. I swear the theme tune still makes me wary of someone telling me to ‘go to bed’.

“Unapologetically odd characters doing very little. Strangely gripping. Nobody has dared name a child ‘Zebedee’ since (although there seem to be a lot of Dougals in Scotland).”


TV show that reminds you of being a teenager:

The Muppets – a reality puppet show, about some puppets putting on a show. But so imaginative and knowing you couldn’t help but love it.

“Great jokes, pathos and a big guest who was best advised to just to play along.”


TV show that you find most addictive:

Ivor the Engine – a simple animation about a train in Wales driven by ‘Jones the stream’.

“It’s the Wales I like to think still exists – valleys, choirs and a dragon called Idris. Once I made some people in Cardiff stand for the Welsh national anthem, and then played the theme tune.”


Favourite TV show to watch hungover:

Pingu – an animated penguin who’s best friend is a seal play in the snow. But they live in an igloo and drive sledges. This makes David Attenborugh very angry.

“The best bit is they talk a sort of Danish gibberish. We’ve all done it.”


Axed TV show that you most wish would return:

Desert Crusader – the tales of a half French Knight galloping round the round the Middle East during the Crusades.

“Actually maybe it shouldn’t be return. No, that could go very badly wrong indeed. Great theme tune though.”


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