Peel plays the new Undertones single twice in a row (asking if this is allowed), as he had once done for Teenage Kicks many years before (25 September 1978). Notes afterward that the live audience appeared to be "drinking free beer and talking about tops" rather than dancing uncontrollably. The song, though, did end up at #4 in the 2003 Festive Fifty.
The appearance of Mogwai is delayed by extra time in the UEFA Cup final, with Celtic playing Porto. As recalled in John Peel's Scottish Sessions, JP is full of praise for the band's eventual set: "Mogwai's always been a good band; I think you'd now have to say they're a great band. A bad night for football, but a great night for music."
Peel plays a Cream track written by Skip James, who performs the preceding song. JP mentions that the royalties from the British band's cover were used to cover the blues singer's hospital and funeral costs (he died in 1969).