Introduction: "Gonna start the week with a formal announcement. Some medium wave listeners in Scotland will lose their signal for the first half hour of our programme. But if they retune to VHF they'll get the whole hideous mess without interruption."
Opening Mike Read track is almost immediately slowed down to a painfully slow speed, then cut. "Nice one, Mike!" Peel comments.
Notably poppy start to the show, but Peel admits he's had a "fairly wretched" day and plays the Undertones to cheer himself up. This seems to do the trick: "An Undertones record makes you feel as good as one of Kenny's goals- and nothing makes you feel better than that."
Show features three tracks from the upcoming debut Slits album - "two years overdue but almost here."
JP says the Vapors session is sounding better than when he heard it on the first broadcast. The Vapors session track "Trains" also turns up on the 01 October 1997 anniversary show.
Says Jam singles seem to be getting "better and better" after a low point about 18 months earlier.