Comedian and host John Robins picks his dream viewing…
I’ve finished watching the Bake Off final on catch-up, and I was Team Rahul from the start, so that felt great – but all of the contestants were good. I love Prue Leith, too. I’m a real Great British
Menu completist, so as sad as I was to see Prue leave that show, it’s nice to have her on Bake Off – she’s got such energy, and she’s so colourful and fun.
The things I watch to relax are programmes like Traffic Cops and Police Interceptors, or a documentary about the A1! So much of my job is spent travelling, and I’m quite a pernickety driver, so there’s a lot of wishfulfilment where you see the people who ruin your day on the roads finally getting arrested!
I don’t really watch stand-up or panel shows on TV, although I do watch Would I Lie To You?
every so often, I really like Bob Mortimer on it. I have favourite sitcoms that I watch again and again, like I’m Alan Partridge and Bottom. I also really enjoyed Flowers.
When I was young I watched things like French & Saunders and Russ Abbot’s Madhouse – all the sketch shows. And Cracker, which I think is the best show ever made. I used to stay up and watch that with my mum, probably when I was too young to have been watching it…
I’d love to be a judge on Great British Menu, but I certainly wouldn’t be eating any meat. Or I’d like to do a tour of the UK’S service stations as if it was the Holiday programme – that would be an absolute dream!
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