Start of show: "That Lamacq, he is strictly from Weirdsville, isn't he? Well, welcome to you, wherever you've been listening: Great Britain."
First play of 'Twist The Knife' by Neko Case & Her Boyfriends, which would be #1 in the 2000 Festive Fifty. "Now that is the one, I think, let's be honest! Almost too much.... And you will certainly hear that one again on this programme."
With session artists Tystion performing in Welsh, Peel repeats his often-stated desire to learn the language (if he has another life).
Plays Windy & Carl track for Chester, who is one year old on this day, as the restful track may help him sleep. Peel says he hopes Chester won't see the young person "showing her navel" on the cover.
Announces 'Locust Reign' is by Agoraphobic Nosebleed, but it appears the track was actually by Converge from the same album, which was split between the two bands. Also says the first Broadcast album is on Mute, although it came out on Warp. Some problems getting the Joseph Berkovi track started: "Sad old man, I am.... The elephants' graveyard awaits."
Cover versions by Chicks On Speed (B-52s) and Leopards (T-Rex), along with the FSK version of 'My Funny Valentine' as an early Valentine's Day dedication for the Pig.
Tystion, #1. Recorded 2000-01-19. No known commercial release.