The Very World of Milton Jones
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Each programme would begin with Jones facing certain death in some bizarre circumstance or other, such as being put before a firing squad in Mexico, or being faced with a cobra in the jungles of South America. At the moment before his death, a guardian angel would appear and freeze time, then spend the rest of the show reviewing and interpreting the events which had led up to his impending demise, as well as covering hypothetical situations that Milton could have been involved in (such as selling Watchtowers in Arthurian England). At the end of the show, the angel would leave, at which point Jones would be blessed with an incredibly narrow escape from death, usually related to jokes in the show (for example, in the "Firing Squad" episode, Milton is revealed as a supermarket worker, and he is saved from death when the bullets rebound from his Tesco clubcard), thus setting him up for the next episode.
In addition to Jones himself, various other performers frequently appeared on the show. These were Alexander Armstrong, Melanie Hudson, Dave Lamb, Alistair McGowan, Joanna Scanlan and former Week Ending comedian Sally Grace.
All three series were produced and directed by David Tyler.
All three series are available to download as audiobooks from Audible.com.
|Original Air Date ||Episode Title|
|13 Aug 1998||1. Falling Through the Air Without a Parachute|
|20 Aug 1998||2. Chased by a Bull|
|27 Aug 1998||3. Bitten by a Cobra|
|04 Sep 1998||4. Shot in the Head by Gangsters|
|11 Sep 1998||5. Choking To Death on A Twix|
|18 Sep 1998||6. Tied to a railway track|
|26 Oct 1999||1. Shot by a Firing Squad|
|02 Nov 1999||2. Struck by Lightning|
|16 Nov 1999||3. Freezing to Death whilst looking for Santa|
|16 Nov 1999||4. Hit by a Car at Cannes Film Festival|
|23 Nov 1999||5 . Crushed by a Newspaper Printing Press|
|30 Nov 1999||6. Attacked by a Shark|
|19 Apr 2001||1. Leaking Spacesuit|
|26 Apr 2001||2. Boiled to Death in Sharksfin Soup|
|3 May 2001||3. Falling from a New York skyscraper|
|10 May 2001||4. Out on the Town in New Alexandria|
|17 May 2001||5. Heat Exhaustion in a Marathon|
|24 May 2001||6. Falling into a river.|