- Peel gives the transmission dates for this year's Festive 50.
- The BBC duty officer calls John during the show to report that a listener in Nantes in southern Brittany has rung in to report that due to atmospheric conditions, tonight they're getting the programme in stereo. Peel is quite pleased about this.
- The Trainspotters was the band fronted by DJ Mike Read.
- No session. Record only show.
- JP: "Well I've been listening to the LP most of the day, off and on, and it really is very, very good stuff indeed."
- Rentals: New York (b-side 'I Got A Crush On You' 7") Rental
- Outcasts: I'm In Pittsburgh (And It's Raining) (LP - Pebbles Vol. 1) BFD
- DNV: Death In Venice (7") New Pleasures
- Pinpoint: Richmond (7") Albion
- The Beat: Rankin' Full Stop (b-side 'Tears Of A Clown' 7") 2 Tone
- Shadow: Dat Soca Boat (12") Tackle
- The Shadows: The Rise And Fall Of Flingel Bunt (7") Columbia
- Lurkers: Shadow (single) Beggars Banquet
- Mikey Dread: Saturday Night Style (LP – African Anthem (The Mikey Dread Show Dubwise)) Cruise
- Mikey Dread: Industrial Spy (LP – African Anthem (The Mikey Dread Show Dubwise)) Cruise
- Original Mirrors: Could This Be Heaven? (7") Mercury
- Kapital Punischment: Save Your Kisses For Me (LP - Hybrid Kids - A Collection Of Classic Mutants) Cherry Red
- Psychedelic Furs: Pulse (b-side We Love You 7") Epic
- Metropak: You're A Rebel (7") PAK
- Purple Hearts: Frustration (7") Fiction
- Roland Alphonso: Nuclear Weapon
- JP: "Mike Read usually hangs around in the studio when he's finished his programme, picking up hints on presentation, style, makeup and dressmaking, all the usual things. But tonight he had a couple of young women with him in the studio and as soon as he was finished, he cleared off, which is absolutely typical. But if he's listening now, here's one that he'll like."
- Trainspotters: Hiring The Hall (b-side 'Unfaithful' 7") Arista
- Simple Minds: Naked Eye (LP - Real To Real Cacophony) Arista
- Protex: I Can Only Dream (7") Polydor
- U2: Out Of Control (7") CBS
- Ruefrex: Cross The Line (b-side 'One By One' 7") Good Vibrations
- General Smiley and Papa Michigan: Compliment To Studio One (LP - Rub-A-Dub Style) Studio One
- Vapors: Prisoners (7") United Artists
- Adam and the Ants: Cartrouble (Parts 1 & 2) (LP - Dirk Wears White Sox) Do It (cut, tape ends)
- John Peel 1979-12-04.mp3
- Recording contains the first 90 of the show, from the start of the programme.
- File created from T189 of 400 Box and digitised by Dr_Mango.