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Publisher's Summary

Milton Jones, Milton Jones - so good, they named him. The most popular living comedian on Radio 4 and officially Britain's funniest Milton is here with the complete three series of his award-wining show that leapt from late night to prime time - a show which costars regular guests Alexander Armstrong (Pointless, Armstrong & Miller), Dave Lamb (the voice of Come Dine with Me) and Joanna Scanlan (The Thick of It, Getting On).

No-one knows where he's from - "as a child, I always remember my father saying to me, 'Son, to pay for your education your mother and I had to make a lot of sacrifices'. Because they were both druids." No-one can predict what he gets up to - "I'm not getting on with my yoga teacher at the moment...which frequently puts me in a very difficult position". And no-one can tell what made him the way he is - "you see when the boys in the playground found out that I had a potentially fatal allergy to peanuts they used to shove me up against a wall and make me play Russian roulette with a bag of Revels". Each week, Milton Jones faces his own death. His life flashes before his eyes. We hear everything that's happened to him and anything that might have happened to him. His hopes, his dreams, his fears. We invite you to enter the Sony Award-winning The Very World of Milton Jones. Your mind will never be the same again.

The show is also a hotbed for writers who went on to fame and fortune with contributions from Tony Roche (The Thick of It, Veep) Jon Holmes (The Now Show), Mark Evans (Bleak Expectations)and James Bachman (Mitchell & Webb).

Plus bonus series - The House of Milton Jones - costarring Olivia Colman.

Milton stars in his own sitcom set in a houseshare with his sister Susan (Olivia Colman - Peep Show), her slightly useless husband Ian and his daffy Aunt Dilys (Rosemary Leach) whilst in the basement lives the ever-smooth Anton (Tom Goodman-Hill - Humans, Mr. Selfridge).

©2018 David Tyler (P)2018 BBC Digital Audio

Critic Reviews

"He's immensely quotable, chucking out one-liners like bread for brids... A strange and brilliant comic mind." ( The Observer)
"...makes the studio audience whoop with delight." ( The Telegraph)
"If you haven't caught up with Jones yet - do so!" ( Daily Mail)

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Classic Milton Jones

Great to hear some of Milton Jones' first few series. The whole lot is a delight of terrible puns, mini sketches, running gags and the loosest of plots, tied together with the constant threat of Milton perishing (spoiler: he doesn't). Also a good chance to hear some cracking UK comedians in supporting roles: Mel Hudson, Dave Lamb, Olivia Colman, Alexander Armstrong and more. The only things missing are jokes relying on snippets of pop music, cut presumably because the rights to the music would be too expensive.

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  • Andrew Wragg
  • 16-12-2018

Masterful

Milton at his best. One liner after one liner, at times I was belly laughing.the comedy was so well written.
The house of Milton Jones is funny as hell and at times you will end up rewinding parts as you missed certain lines as the audience was laughing so much.
The the writing is taken to the next level with THE VERY WORLD OF MILTON JONES. For the money it’s a fantastic bargain.
You will end up buying more of his work and again you won’t be disappointed. Gone buy and put that smile on your face.
My face hurts that much from smiling and ribs also are killing me from belly laughing way to much.

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  • Robin Banks
  • 21-04-2018

A Comedy Treat

I particularly like Milton Jones brand of gentle humour, the situations are funny and some jokes made me laugh out loud. This is a great antidote to The News in 2018 and perfect for listening to at night or whenever you would like to be cheered up.

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  • Slogger
  • 24-12-2020

Not the best of Milton Jones

I'm a big fan of Milton Jones with his stand up comedy but these scotch pieces are very lame

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  • mrmcthin
  • 09-10-2020

always makes me laugh

Such a funny guy, seen him do standup and never disappoints. Well worth a listen.

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  • Janbo127
  • 18-01-2020

Milton as seen on tv

You have to like Milton Jones in all his wackiness. Although well thought out I would say that this grates after a time, the length is down to the individual listener.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-04-2019

Loved every minute of this

These comedy books are brilliant.
They really make a dull day much happier.
I hope more are made.

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  • ross
  • 16-04-2018

disappointed

i normally like Milton jones. but i found this very disappointing.
some of the material i’ve heard before.
i found his sketches a bit poor.
i find his quick one liners funny, but this book for me didn’t make cut it for me.

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