- File 2 has nearly an hour of Ian Dury And The Blockheads in concert, which preceded Peel's show. Nonetheless Peel's show is complete on the file.
- Dexy's Midnight Runners, one and only session (repeat). Recorded 1980-02-26. Available on Searching For The Young Soul Rebels (special edition) (EMI).
- Undertones, session number indeterminate (repeat).
- Splodgenessabounds, one and only session (repeat). Recorded 1980-10-28. No known commercial release.
- Undertones: Rock 'n' Roll (session)
- Slodgenessabounds: Rolf (session)
- Dexys Midnight Runners: Breaking Down The Walls Of Heartache (session)
- Undertones: Girls That Don't Talk (session)
- Slodgenessabounds: Pilchard Freak (session)
- Dexys Midnight Runners: Geno (session)
- Undertones: Tearproof (session)
- Slodgenessabounds: Desert Island Joe (session)
- File 1 begins
1980 Festive Fifty: Numbers 30 to 21
- 30: Adam & The Ants: Kings Of The Wild Frontier (LP - Kings Of The Wild Frontier) CBS
- 29: The Damned: Love Song (LP - Machine Gun Etiquette) Chiswick
- 28: Only Ones: Another Girl, Another Planet (LP - The Only Ones) CBS
- 27: Stiff Little Fingers: Wasted Life (7" - Suspect Device) Rigid Digits
- 26: The Fall: How I Wrote 'Elastic Man' (7") Rough Trade
- (JP: "Now this, after a lot of competition and a lot of soul seaching and agony, personal agony, in the middle of the night sitting up in bed staring at the ceiling, I decided that this was probably my favourite single of the year, so I'm very pleased to see it at #26 in the Festive Fifty. [...] I'm gonna try and play that in the course of DLT's Yuletide DJ dinner tomorrow evening, tomorrow afternoon rather, on Radio One, starting at 12:35. Will they play the whole record, I wonder? We will see.")
- 25: Sex Pistols: God Save The Queen (LP - Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols) Virgin
- 24: Stiff Little Fingers: Suspect Device (7") Rigid Digits
- 23: Sex Pistols: Pretty Vacant (LP - Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols) Virgin
- 22: Joy Division: She's Lost Control (12" - Atmosphere) Factory
- 21: Fall: Totally Wired (7") Rough Trade
- 1) JP19801224.mp3
- 2) Ian Dury Blockheads Live and John Peel 24th dec 1980 complete.mp3
- 1) 0:39:36
- 2) 2:02:02 (Peel's show starts at 0:58:37)
- 1) Very good stereo sound at 256 kbps. Many thanks to Peel Mailing List member ray_b2 for uploading this show.
- 2) Many thanks to Tim.