Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Adam Buxton IS The Persuasionist.

Tomorrow night brings episode one of The Persuasionists on BBC2 at 10pm. A few of the papers have run short pieces. The Mail, The Californa Chronicle (don't ask me!) but the jewel in the promotional crown must be this interview with Adam from Saturday's Times.

The BBC got their microsite up and running a few days ago where you can even find a clip from the first episode. For overseas fans, they've put that on YouTube for your international enjoyment, so I'll put it here too.

I'm not sure if I've linked this before but for some time now, there has been a fan site for the show.

There was a lot of Twitter chatter last week when Jonathan Ross announced that he was not going to renew his contract in July.
The names of Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish, both individually and as a duo, lit up the search engines with their pining fans trying to be the first to suggest how amply they could fill the various poncy boots that Mr Ross would leave littered around the place. I raked over some old press clips and was amused by Joe's thoughts on Radio2 at the end of this article. I'm not sure he would feel exactly the same today but what do I know?

In other Adam Buxton news, the BBC Comedy Blog continued to post Adam's Alone In The Shed segments with deliciously silly notes from the beardy one himself. Even if you watched this when it was on telly, take a moment to read what Adam has to say as it's typically funny stuff. If you're struggling to watch these clips because you're a member of Exotic Squadron, the BBC have also popped them into their YouTube channel which is very thoughtful of them.

On Friday, we had a welcome surprise from James at the 6Music Blog with the news that Commander Cornballs would rescue Black Squadron from their disparate wanderings with a command during Danny Wallace's Saturday sitting-in-for show. The fruits of the Squadron's work were swiftly posted by Lovely Lucy. Remember, you can still submit photos until next Saturday, 16th January.

In the absence of any real news from Joe, I'm going to throw a curve ball and link to a couple of pages at Edgar Wright's blog.

A clever fellow called Joel Vallie has grabbed all of Edgar's photo-a-day snaps from 2009, warmed them in his hands like so much plasticine and fashioned a beautiful video from them. If you're paying attention, you'll see Joe's happy face more than once. While we're in the Wright place, he's put his 30 Tracks of 2009 together complete with Spotify playlist.

Not sure if I've linked this before but I can't stop watching this made-on-a-shoestring delight from Hammer and Tongs....hmm although the YouTube link says it was Garth on his own and who am I to doubt?


If you are foolish enough to miss The Persuasionists tomorrow, many regions are repeating it at the weekend, The microsite will give details for where you are. You might feel moved to join and post your thoughts at this fan forum. I'm sure I've missed something but I'll come back for a fiddle later on.

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