For only the second time since 1992, a session is broadcast during the Festive Fifty run: Billy Bragg and his guitar, live on air. Billy also engages in some banter with JP during which he accuses John of being an 'impulse buyer', which Peel does little to deny.
Billy Bragg #9, live on air in studio. No known commercial release.
(Peel gives a rundown of the chart from 50 to 31, including a mention of the fact that the missing number 43 from the previous night's chart will be played the following weekend)
(JP: 'This would have been a lot higher if the Festive Fifty had been entirely down to me: it would have been in my top five, no question, top 2 even, perhaps number one, who can say. But this is your number 30.')
↑Mark Whitby notes (in 'The Festive Fifty', Nevin Publishing, p. 43) that the previous year Dick, at 58 years of age, had become the oldest man to place a Festive Fifty entry, and with this track he beat his own record.