Peel's introduction: "Was that the worst performance by an England team in about twenty years? I'd say it very possibly could have been." (commenting on the 2-2 draw against Macedonia). He more impressed with Wales' 2-1 victory over Italy that same evening.
The Delgados had recorded a session of cover versions, a concept of which Peel firmly approved: "When these programmes started back in the reign of George IV, one of the ideas behind these sessions was that people should come in and do stuff which they might not normally do, whether it was the numbers that they played during soundchecks and things, or stuff that they were working on, or acoustic versions of tracks from the forthcoming LP. Rather than just coming on and doing fairly accurate covers of things that were going to be on the next record that they put out. So congratulations to and thanks to the Delgados for coming on and doing a whole series of covers for us."
Matt from Bury St Edmunds band the Exiles emails in to ask if Peel will attend the final of the Bury Sound talent competition at the town's Corn Exchange on Saturday 30th November. John says that he already has tickets for it.
Dave Lee Travis is amusingly lampooned: "A jolly good show... was also the title of a programme which Dave Lee Travis amongst others used to introduce on the BBC World Service and which I used to occasionally hear... The first time he did one I was listening to it and he took over from Noel Edmonds and he started his programme with something along the lines of, 'this is the hairy cornflake from up the M6 in Manchester'. And I thought, there are going to be people sitting somewhere out in the back of beyond in Kenya or somewhere with a herd of goats, listening to this and thinking, 'we're supposed to be the backward ones.'"
(JP: "An email here from Rajan, says 'I'm very glad you mentioned Dave Lee Travis on the programme. Whatever happened to him?' We don't really know, although somebody claims to have seen him opening a shoe shop in Wolverhampton. But beyond that we know nothing.")