Start of show: "Howdy pards. Once again this is John Peel on the Nachtexpress, and I was hoping to leave the recording of this programme until after Liverpool's match against Swarovski Tirol in Innsbruck, but deadlines got too close, and the match is actually tonight.  But if Liverpool lose, it's because of their ludicrous injury problem. If they win, of course, it's because they're superior."
Virtually complete show: only a few minutes lost due to tape flip.
(JP: 'I'm one of those people, I have to admit, who really dislikes the whole Christmas period, mainly because it's the time of the year at which we become incredibly sentimental about children, and the old, and also the homeless by and large, whereas the rest of the year round, of course, we couldn't give a toss about them. I really hate that: it's their one day a year they really needed us. The rest, forget it. I'm sure it's not the same in Austria. Is it, I wonder, the same in Japan?')
(JP: 'It's difficult to get into the swing of these programmes, you know, when you're only doing like one a month on the Nachtexpress, even harder whe there's no mail to which you can respond, and my little heart breaks each month when absolutely no mail comes to me from Austria, but I live in hope. I'm that kind of a chap, really.')