Nigel Buxton

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Nigel Edward Buxton (born 1924) is a British travel writer and wine critic, also known for appearing as BaaadDad in the Channel 4 comedy series The Adam and Joe Show, which was written and presented by his son Adam Buxton along with Adam's friend Joe Cornish.[1]

The comedy behind the character of BaaadDad is the juxtaposition of the fact that he is clearly an elderly and upper middle class man with the topics that he discusses, which relate to youth culture - clubbing, drug use, and so on. In this character, he featured in the video for Frank Black's single Dog Gone.

After a grammar- and public-school education followed by Glasgow and Oxford Universities,[2] at the latter of which he read history, Buxton became travel editor of the London Sunday Telegraph in 1961.[3] During the Second World War Buxton was a decorated junior officer, serving in France and Germany. Prior to his journalistic career, Buxton also served as assistant adjutant in India during the last days of the British Raj.[4]

Buxton has a Twitter account and tweets as @baaaddad and blogs at

Buxton has written several books, including "Travel '67", published by Follett in 1967,[5] and "Walking in Wine Country", published by Weidenfeld and Nicholson in 1993.


  1. ^ TV and Radio: The Adam and Joe show | Culture | The Guardian
  2. ^ Browne Astor: Her Life and Times, Peter Stanford, 2000, Harper Collins, pg 70
  3. ^ Saturday Review, vol. 50, Saturday Review Associates, 1967, pg 64
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  5. ^ World's Press News and Advertisers' Review, vol. 77, 1967, pg 5