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Adam Buxton Adam Buxton | 13:49 UK time, Wednesday, 16 March 2011

As you may know, Joe and I have announced that we're starting a 12 week run of shows on 6 Music from Saturday 2nd April (2011) in our usual slot (10am - 1pm). I'm mainly nervous that the chest infection I've had for the last few weeks (the stubborn legacy of my Christmas stint of illin') will mean that every time I laugh listeners will be treated to a wheez that sounds like a tramp trying to start a car that he and his tramp friends have just hauled from a pond. The doc (not Dr Sexy sadly) gave me some Amoxycillin yesterday so I'm sure that'll clear it right up in no time (is my pro-biotic sarcasm dripping through OK?) Even if it halts the wheezing by the time I'm back on the radio there may be evidence of lightheadedness, insomnia, confusion, anxiety, sensitivity to lights and sounds, and unclear thinking. A normal show in other words! Ha ha ha.


Speaking of the show, we are in the process of completely reinventing the entire programme. There'll be 10 guests every hour, all of them plugging their new book/CD/TV show/film/charity exercise/unhinged philosophy, and every interview we conduct with them will leave you confused and depressed. In between interviews there'll be a lot of music by Bruno Mars who is also providing us with new jingles and a new theme song. Features like Text The Nation and Made Up Jokes are to be replaced with new interactive features like Where You Callin'? wherein people tell us where they are calling from then hang up, and Weather Whot, which gives callers an opportunity to tell us very briefly about the weather where they are (I thought of this and I think it's a good one).


We'll also have of a lot of stuff about Charlie Sheen. There'll be regular 'Sheenews' updates, 'Winning!' mashups and Charlie jingles along with a lot of Sheen based humour and banter. Joe wasn't really up for this stuff but I forced it through and I think it's a winner because everyone is focused on Charlie right now and you need to give people what they want if they don't realise they want it or don't need it or even really want it.


Needless to say I can't wait to be back. I've missed doing the show a lot. On a serious note (not that the other stuff about all our new features wasn't serious of course) Joe and I are both heavily indebted to Andrew Collins & Richard Herring who stepped in for us all those months ago then ended up making our lovely warm slot their own despite not really knowing how temporary or not the arrangement was, quite an enervating position to be in I'll warrant. I don't imagine for a second our 3 month return spells the end of the line on 6 for them, but anyway, wanted to say thanks.


In the meantime, you can help us with our first show back by getting in touch with any personal anecdotes you may have accrued in the last 15 months(!) since we've been away. I know that's a bit vague but if your message is sufficiently interesting we will almost certainly fit it in to a special edition of 'Annecdotties' between the Charlie Sheen stuff and whichever Bruno Mars songs we're playing.


E-mail your enjoyable anecdotes to AdamandJoe.6music@bbc.co.uk and please use the subject header ANNECDOTTIES!


  • Comment number 1.

    Very pleased you are both comming back, I wish it were a longer contract, one that you can't get out of, ever. Oh God, sorry, this is a web comments section, the above should read:

    U Shud Nevah Leev. I luv Ur show.


  • Comment number 2.

    Adam - you have cheered me up on two counts. You are back and I too am suffering from the same crappy chest infection and feel your pain.

    Hoping you are not too funny as don't want to cough up my lungs onto my tea and toast.

  • Comment number 3.

    I feel your pain, had pnemonia(sp?) a few years ago, not fun at all, still managed to go to a Dragonforce gig with it though, even though I ended up drinking Lucozade and felt like I was dying but it was worth it.

    Great to hear you're both back to enlighten us with your sage like wisdom.


  • Comment number 4.

    So glad you're back Adam (and Joe). Tell him he was in brackets.

    Byeee... love you! ... bye...!

  • Comment number 5.

    Thank you! It was a pleasure.

  • Comment number 6.

    What you really mean is that you're filling in for few weeks while Richard is touring and Andrew writes an award winning drama :)

    Your anecdotties request is so broad and I'm frightened. I really need a smaller remit so it is your great fortune that I'll not fill your inbox with the hilarious events from the last fifteen months of my tawdry little life.....well, maybe one or two.....just to be supportive.

  • Comment number 7.

    Looking forward to the show - can't you start a bit sooner - gatecrash Collins & Herring and produce an award winning Uber-show ?

    STEPHEN !!!!!

    P.S. I was going to recommend the name "Sheen-anigans", but my originality is obviously somewhat lacking as it got 189,000 hits when searching on Google.

  • Comment number 8.

    I was a fan... but the beeb didn't let me comment

  • Comment number 9.

    So glad you're back! We really, really, really, really missed you!

  • Comment number 10.

    Excellent news.

  • Comment number 11.

    Oh I see.

    You disappear for 15 months & then just come waltzing back in like nothings happened.


    You never wrote, you never called.


    Well I hope for your sake that you have have something ruddy special up your collective sleeves gentlemen, or you can expect a stiff letter of complaint.

    I shall be listening very carefully.

  • Comment number 12.

    I saw a video on youtube where Charlie Sheen gave Jimmy Kimmel a t-shirt with a tiny fluffy ginger kitten on it with his 'I have tiger blood in me' printed on it... perhaps if you could get hold of one of those and give it to Joe then he might come round to the idea? Bribe him with cats :)

  • Comment number 13.

    Can't wait for a Black Squadron mission! My missus is not an early riser at all and yet has volunteered for her first mission, be gentle with the rookie...

  • Comment number 14.

    If your stuck for a few ideas, there's a show called "Glee" that's popped up since you've been gone. Maybe you to do a show about that - tour round the studio, interview the stars.
    After all "Glee" could do with a little more coverage, after all there are still a couple of spots in this world that it's not oozed all over.


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