The wait is nearly over. Adam Buxton's Bug premieres on Monday, 9th July, 9.30pm on Sky Atlantic!
And you can watch a preview of the TV show right now at the Sky website and also check out some of additional content about the show its webpage at sky.com/bug.
Adam has actually found some free time to write a nice piece on his own blog, explaining exactly how the TV show came to pass – and why it's being broadcast on Sky Atlantic HD (basically, the people at Sky liked our live event enough to take a chance and commission it, which was very nice of them).
Adam also offers a sneak preview of the brilliant new content made especially for the show – no less than seven music videos that have been created for some of his own songs, plus a few tunes that he felt needed their own amazing video. And we've recruited some of BUG's favourite directors to make them, including Cyriak Harris, Dougal Wilson, David Wilson and the Layzell Brothers.
One of Adam's favourite songs, Japanese punk band Guitar Wolf's unhinged cover of Eddie Cochran's classic Summertime Blues, has provided the inspiration for the video being shown in the very first episode of Adam Buxton's Bug on Monday, 9th July. It was directed by Adam's old friend Garth Jennings – half of Hammer & Tongs, director of Son Of Rambo and many classic music videos – and Garth and Adam talk about the making of the Summertime Blues vid (below right) and generally goof around in a Meet The Director film at sky.com/bug.
That's not all. After a very nice piece in the Guardian's TV blog yesterday hailing BUG (the live event) before highlighting some of Adam's funniest TV moments to date, Adam has written his own piece in The Guardian Guide today (Saturday, 7th July), providing his list of 7 'Music videos for every mood' (including at least six big BUG favourites...).
It's all leading up to this coming Monday night (9th July), when Adam Buxton's Bug begins its first series on Sky Atlantic HD. There are eight shows – so please watch them all, BUG fans! And, if possible, watch them 'live'. That way, your viewing will show up nice and big on the audience ratings...