• 1979-09-12
  • Apologises for getting the news about Siouxsie & The Banshees splitting up completely wrong the night before (11 September 1979).
  • Proclaims (seriously) that the new Status Quo single is one that he "likes very much" and that he's always been fond of the band. Describes travelling to Dublin with them and being friendly with Francis Rossi, who he respects for his attitude towards the fans - specifically their appearance on Jim'll Fix It where they fixed it for a young fan to play with them!
  • Goes on to say his Jim'll Fix It choice would be to go for a drink with Prince Charles as he seems an interesting. Peel would in fact meet Prince Charles, when he awarded him the OBE at Buckingham Palace in 1998.
  • Implores people to tune in for The Prats session the following night as it's "excellent ... one of those ones people will talk about."
  • Tracklisting also available at John Peel Papers. Many thanks to the uploader to the John Peel Papers at Facebook for sharing the information. [1]


  • Flowers #1 First broadcast of only session. Recorded 1979-08-28. No known commercial release.
  • Merton Parkas #1 Repeat of only session. First broadcast 20 August 1979. Recorded 1979-08-13. No known commercial release.



  • (a) 1979-09-12 John Peel Radio 1.flac
  • (b) 1979-09-12 John Peel Radio 1 (incomplete) DB107.mp3
  • (a) 02:00:58
  • (b) 01:34:34
  • (a) Created from T148, T149 and T150 of the 400 Box
    • Complete show apart from short gaps where tape flips happen
    • Middle section is quite distorted & muffled in places, T149 in particular I could only get to play on a battery-powered cassette walkman?!
  • (b) File created from DB107 of Derby Box, digitised by RF.
  1. Band also known as Tsk Tsk Tsk.

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