• 1979-01-08
  • Peel recommends the film Superman to his listeners.
  • Regarding the Festive Fifty, Peel advises, "I should forget about that for a couple of years, if I were you..."
  • The Shadows are a reggae band, not Cliff Richard's former backing band.
  • Mauro Pagani is PFM's violin player and almost all of the band performs on the track, hence the redirect.
  • BH006 of the Hinton Box is a version of the show edited to highlight the session tracks and includes several not on the 400 Box version. Tracks marked with an §.
  • 105 minutes now available with the addition of the Derby Box show.
  • Show also documented at Tishbriz's John Peel Book at Flickr. Many thanks to Tishbriz for sharing the information. [1]



File a at start of show.

  • Damned, 'Melody Lee' (Peel Session) §
(JP: 'Rock'n'roll is here to stay. The Damned and that's the first from them tonight....a good rousing start to the programme.') §

File d begins during John's outro above, at 3:00 into show

(JP: [After stumbling over his words] 'Oh dear, what a night this is. Can we go back to 10 o'clock? If I was DLT I'd do one of those rewind things, and coupled with a couple of jokes about hairy cornflakes, and we'd be back to 10 o'clock.')
(JP: 'As long as you don't take my rare Damned single.') §
(JP: 'That's the best one today lads, I think.') §

File a ends

Fle d ends

  • Vermilion: Angry Young Women (7") Illegal
  • Damned: 'Looking At You' (Peel Session) §
  • XTC: Life Is Good In The Greenhouse (LP - Go 2) Virgin
  • Fingerprintz: 'Finger Prince' (Peel Session) §
(JP: 'Been a pretty fair start to the week, this programme.') §

File b


  • a) 1979-01-08 John Peel.mp3
  • b)
  • c) BH006 JP 1979-01-08 Side A
  • d) 1979-01-08 John Peel Radio 1 (incomplete) DB039+DB041.mp3
  • a) 01:21:50
  • b)
  • c) 00:31:11 (from 24:01 unique)
  • d) 01:35:00
  • a) File created from T058 & T060 of 400 Box. Incomplete show, only both sides of a single tape discovered so far. Side A ends after the Joe Cocker track, side B resumes with Peel's cinema recommendation.
  • b) Final track of this show turns up as first track on T060.
  • c) File created from BH006 of the Hinton Box. Many thanks to Brian and Colin.
  • d) Created from DB039 and DB041 of Derby Box, digitised by RF

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