Adam Buxton lands new solo show
Published 11/03/2010 | 17:11
Adam Buxton has landed his own new show after disappearing from a regular slot on an indefinite "sabbatical".
With co-host and old friend Joe Cornish, the duo hosted one of the most popular shows on threatened station BBC 6 Music, and it's become one of the corporation's most listened-to podcasts.
Now Adam has revealed in his BBC blog that he's to present a two-hour weekly show, Adam Buxton's Big Mix Tape, until Joe returns from working on his movie-directing debut.
Joe has also scripted Steven Spielberg's forthcoming Tintin movie.
Adam and Joe presented their last show in December and have been on a break since, although their Saturday morning slot is being kept open with stand-ins.
Digital service 6 Music - which is celebrating its eighth birthday - faces the axe under the BBC's strategic review, and the proposal has prompted a storm of criticism from fans and listeners.
Artists Damien Hirst and Gary Hume, Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis, Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie and Julian Barratt from The Mighty Boosh are among those who have sent birthday cards for the station to register their protests at the proposed closure. The birthday cards were displayed on a Save 6 Music page on Facebook.
Adam was recently seen challenging BBC director general Mark Thompson to a fight on Channel 4 News.
Adam said of his TV challenge to Mark over the plans: "All the stirring and important stuff I'd been planning went out of the window as soon as I heard the man in my earpiece telling me we were live in five seconds. After that it was just a question of not weeping or swearing."
He said the Adam And Joe Show would return to the station later this year.