Start of show: "Hello again, chums. This is John Peel aboard the Nachtexpress, and it's a cold dark night here in the heart of the English countryside. There's nobody in the house except meself: the rest of them have gone out enjoying themselves, so really it's just me and you and Shorty."
(JP: 'Also this week, or this month, I've had a couple of postcards anyway from listeners to these programmes, and I'm enormously excited about that, because normally I just launch them into the air in the general direction of your country and then hear nothing about them whatsoever, really. I just assume that they are broadcast, so my thanks to Alexander Goetz, who sent me a postcard saying, "This is the first time I've ever written to a radio DJ. Seems a pretty strange thing to do, kind of kid's stuff." Well, I know what you mean, Alexander, but at the same time, if I was playing you loads of Take That records, or Heaven 17...well, you know the people I mean, then I could understand what you're saying, but it's really not that sort of a programme. Frankly, it's always nice to have some kind of correspondence so you know whether the programmes are doing alright.')