ADAM & EDITH ON 6 MUSIC NEWS!

Starting Saturday 17th November I’m doing 7 shows on BBC 6 Music with Edith Bowman as my co host. The shows will be in the 10am to 1pm slot every Saturday thereafter. These will be the first radio shows I’ve done on 6 Music since Joe and I were in Glastonbury in June 2011.

Joe is now busy with film projects pretty much full time now, which makes it hard for him to commit to doing the radio show regularly, which is a drag. I miss it/him. We could do the odd one-off I suppose, and I hope we will some time, but doing the live show with interaction from people listening week on week is hard to beat so I thought I’d give it a go with someone completely different and see what happens. FAQs: Why not Garth or someone from the comedy world? Garth is also busy with a new film and I wanted to avoid trying vainly to create a new comedy double act. I like the fact that Edith is more of a mainstream media person. It’ll just force things to be different I think.

It’s hard to avoid feeling like a parent undergoing a separation from their spouse and trying to explain to the children that I’m not trying to replace Daddy with the Scottish lady I’ve brought home. Daddy Cornballs will always be your Daddy and will always pour buckets of scorn on any fun things you’ve brought home to show him, but sometimes Mummies (albeit manly, bearded Mummies) just need to er, try doing a radio show with someone totally different because Daddy’s busy doing exciting films and Edith’s been really nice stepping in to help me out so please be nice to her. I guess you could think of her as Mrs Doubtfire. No wait, that would imply that Joe has come back masquerading as a weird Scottish nanny, and would also infer that Edith is like Robin Williams in drag, so that’s no good at all.

Anyway I’m doing my best to make these shows with Edith as different as I can without throwing out too many babies with the Cornballwater. In practical terms that means there’ll be some new jingles and ‘Text The Nation’ will be called ‘Memory Bank’. I don’t think Joe will mind if the odd familiar feature pops up now and then though; Edith has musical connections and is a legendary singer too of course so a ‘Song Wars’ bout isn’t out of the question for example. We’ll see how it goes.

CONTRIBUTE TO THIS SATURDAY’S SHOW!

Speaking of Text, I mean Memory Bank, our inaugural topic this Saturday (17th) will be MEETING YOUR HEROES so if you have any good stories you have on the subject please send them in. Could be times that meeting someone you greatly admire went well or times that you ended up wishing you hadn’t bothered for whatever reason.

The address for those stories and any other correspondence throughout our 7 week run is:

adamandedith@bbc.co.uk

Clicking on that link should open up a new message in your mail app but if not, just paste the address into a new message.

OTHER FAQs

WILL THERE BE A PODCAST?
  • Yes. I’ve been making some new jingles and I’m looking forward to returning to my shed with a glass of wine to check them out each week. Not sure yet how soon after the live show they will be uploaded. Should know by Saturday so will say on air.
WILL YOU AND JOE DO ANY MORE SHOWS TOGETHER?
  • No plans but not saying never. Unlikely to be any time soon though.
WILL BOGGINS OR THE QUEEN RETURN?
  • Despite my best efforts, they are seldom far away from me.
DO YOU STILL HAVE A LOT OF NECTAR POINTS?
  • Indeed. It occurred to me that my original idea of just squandering them all on a junk food party might be a bit irresponsible on the verge of the fiscal cliff. Send any more philanthropic ideas to adamandedith@bbc.co.uk.
WHY DOES THE ACTION MOVIE APP KEEP CRASHING ON MY IPOD TOUCH?
  • That’s what I want to flipping know. I’ve reinstalled it and tried reinstalling everything from the back up but still no joy. It’s very distressing.

OK, that’s it for now. Off to make more jingles…

Til Saturday then!

love you byeeee!

Dr A Buckles.

Posted by: Adam on @ 11:15 am
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51 Comments

  • As a slightly younger chap, I absolutely loved your TV shows with Joe. I am ashamed that I didn’t know about your radio show at the time as I was not a particular radio fan, so had only brief reminders of your brilliance when I recognised you in various films. However, a week ago I came across your podcasts, and introduced you (and Joe) to my kids (16, 13 & 10) and like me, they absolutely love your work. I don’t know the reasons for you guys doing separate things, but there are 4 guys here waiting patiently for the day you and Joe grace the radio/TV air waves once more. In the mean time, I shall keep a much better eye on what you are doing. Thanks for the many hours of laughter you have brought and will bring in the future.

    Comment by Ian — February 6, 2013 @ 10:18 pm

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