• 2003-01-08
  • Peel's caustic introduction refers to the fact that Liverpool had been beaten 2-1 away by Sheffield United in the first leg of the Worthington (League) Cup semi-final. (BBC report).
  • The Cove track is initially announced as "Mainland". By the end of the following Ladytron session track, an email had been received from the band informing that the track actually played was "A Good Film Maker".
  • Peel says he had attended a wedding "outside Edinburgh" at the end of last week. Terry Edwards had also been there. "What an excellent bloke he is too."
  • Earlier in the day, John had been talking to a Radio 4 colleague about the city of Del Rio, Texas and Wolfman Jack, who was a DJ at XERF in the area. By a coincidence, regular correspondent Gary Roberts of Escondido, CA had mailed Peel a press cutting from the San Diego Union Tribune describing a campaign to have a statue of the Wolfman erected in Del Rio. Peel talks fondly of listening to his radio show whilst driving around at night.


  • Ladytron #2. Originally recorded for One World on 2002-12-04. No known commercial release. According to Ken Garner's "The Peel Sessions" (p.301), the recording includes eleven tracks, but only four are broadcast on this show (one of which, 'Blue Jeans', "has yet to be aired").


JP: "I'm embarrassed to admit this for several reasons, but I've supported Liverpool for fifty-five years and this team is what we doctors call shit."
JP: "I'm not going to say anything more about football in the course of tonight's programme because I could have some kind of seizure and die on the air. People would say - do you know, they would - they'd say, 'he would have wanted to go that way.' Complete nonsense, let me tell you."
Starts playing the Mighty Two track by mistake (Wrong Track Moment).
JP: "I think that at some stage in their lives they may have heard a New Order record."
Starts news jingle by mistake (Wrong Track Moment).


  • a) John_Peel_20030108.mp3
  • b) John Peel (Ladytron Session) 08.03.03 (NB Note incorrect file date)
  • a) 02:00:30
  • b) 00:02:36, 00:04:17, 00:03:47, 00:04:10
  • b) Session tracks - 320 kbps (zip file)

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