- Start of show: "Well, as medium wave listeners will know, it sounds as though our Janice is having a fine time there in Edinburgh. I'm sorry our paths didn't cross last Wednesday. I hated to lose two hours of programme, but a matter of principle was involved, so... Anyway, actually, to be honest with you I had a spot of work to do on Simon Le Bon's boat."
- The 'matter of principle' referred to above appears to have been a one-day strike at the BBC on 07 August 1985 over the pulling of a "Real Lives" programme on Northern Ireland , . Pete Drummond had sat in for Peel, seemingly after Peel refused to cross the picket line.
- First from the Smiths session repeat is dedicated to Peel’s eldest son.
- The Cure's 'In Between Days' is #16 in the current UK singles chart. Gary Davies unveils the new rundown the following day at 12.45pm.
- Peel has allegedly had a mountain named after him by 3 Mustaphas 3.
- Verdict on Sanny X and P-Rez (apparently a favorite of John Walters): "I know it’s awful, but I mean it’s satisfyingly awful rather than being just awful."
- It’s JP’s birthday in 18 days – "Count ’em!"
- The Hollies are played and were big favourites of Peel's "at one time".
- Smiths, #3 (rpt). First broadcast 09 August 1984. Recorded 1984-08-01. All tracks except 'How Soon Is Now?' available on CDS of Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me (Rough Trade).
- Folk Devils, #3 (rpt). First broadcast 08 July 1985. Recorded 1985-06-18.
(end of final track of Janice Long show on File a, followed by Peel show intro also on File f)
- Smiths: William, It Was Really Nothing (session)
- Triffids: You Don’t Miss Your Water (Till Your Well Runs Dry) (single) Hot
- Dignitary Stylish: Pon De Attack (single) Thunderbolt
- Folk Devils: Dead Heat (session)
- Loudon Wainwright III: Cardboard Boxes (single) Demon
- Cure: A Few Hours After This (12” single – In Between Days b-side bonus track) Fiction
- Sanny X and P-Rez: Splashdown (The Hip Hop) (single) Diroco
(tape flip from File a to File b mid-song)
- Melting Skyscrapers: Strange Device (single) Waterfront
- Smiths: Rusholme Ruffians (session)
- Winston Jarrett: Fear Not (single) Coxtone
- Pogues: Navigator (LP – Rum. Sodomy & The Lash) Stiff
(tape flip from File b to File c mid-song)
- Very Things: Mummy, You’re A Wreck (12” single) Reflex
- Wild Jimmy Spruill: Cut And Dried (LP - Wild Jimmy Spruill: The Hard Grind Bluesman 1956-64) Krazy Kat
- Folk Devils: It Drags On (session)
- Magic Mushroom Band: Wide Eyed And Electrick (LP – The Waking Dream) Psycho
- Guana Batz: Can’t Take The Pressure (LP – Held Down To Vinyl … At Last) ID
File f ends during above track
(tape flip from File c to File d mid-song)
- Smiths: How Soon Is Now? (session)
- T La Rock: Breakdown (12” EP – He’s Incredible) Fresh
- Leather Nun: I’m Alive (12” single – 506) Wire
- Hollies: I’m Alive (single, 1965) EMI
- Super Black: Mouth A Massi Liza (single) Jammy's Records
File d ends during above track
- a) 385-850812b.mp3
- b) 385-850812.mp3
- c) 386-850812a.mp3
- d) 386-850812b.mp3
- e) 1985-08-12 John Peel BBC Radio 1
- f) JP-12-8-85.mp3
- a) 00:23:59 (Peel show starts at 2.19)
- b) 00:23:57
- c) 00:24:10
- d) 00:24:00
- e) 01:28:10
- f) 00:58:14
- Files a) to d) created from T385 and T386 of 400 Box. AM quality. Many thanks to RC.
- File e) is a re-edit into a single file of a) to d): many thanks to Bill.
- File f) created by Peel Mailing List member Darrg. FM quality.