Cult broadcaster was the face of Channel 4's 'The Adam And Joe Show'
Nigel Buxton father of Adam Buxton from former Channel 4’s The Adam And Joe Show has died.
The 91-year-old acquired cult status as ‘BaaadDad’, the culture critic on the comedy series which ran from 1996-2001. It drew in a peak audience of 1.5 million viewers.
In the first series, BaaadDad reviewed music videos by groups that he knew nothing about: “I’m not sure which of these individuals has a radio for a head, but he ought to try Classic FM and calm down,” he observed of one offering by Thom Yorke and co’s band.
In later shows, he ventured into the field, taking a Club 18-30 holiday in Ibiza, going undercover at a public school ball, travelling to Los Angeles for a rap lesson from Coolio and smoking cannabis for the first time at the Tribal Gathering music festival.
His son Adam Buxton posted a compilation of his father’s finest moments in a video you can watch below.
Buxton also previously worked as a travel editor for The Sunday Telegraph and wine writer.
One of a family of six sons and one daughter, Nigel Edward Buxton was born on May 29 1924 and brought up in Cowfold, a village in Sussex.
Educated at Collyer’s grammar school, Horsham, and later at the Imperial Service College, Windsor, where he won prizes for English essays, after leaving school he volunteered for military service and in 1942 became a War Office cadet at Glasgow University.
Buxton also wrote a series of books including A Penguin Guide To Travel In Europe (1965), America (1979) and Walking In Wine Country (1993), which won the Lanson Prize for best wine book of the year.
Shortly before his death he completed a memoir, The Road To Fleet Street.
He married in 1966 and had a daughter and two sons.