• 1987-06-24
  • Only the first hour of the show is currently available.
  • The FSK session is entirely comprised of Beatles covers: 'Komm Gibt Mir Deine Hand' is actually 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' and was recorded by the Beatles solely for the German market.
  • Tracks labelled † are incomplete in detail. All corrections welcome.


  • Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle, #3. Recorded 1987-06-21. Available on Double Peel Sessions (Strange Fruit). 'Don't Pass Me By' is missing from this recording.
  • Great Leap Forward, #1 (repeat). Recorded 1987-05-24. No known commercial release. 'Propping Up The Nose Of The King' and 'Haranguing The Boisterous Buffoons' are missing from this recording.


  • Creepers, 'Brute (7 inch)' (Red Rhino)
  • Public Enemy, 'You're Gonna Get Yours (12 inch-Dub/Terminator X Getaway Mix)' (Def Jam) (This was the version that made the 1987 Festive Fifty at #38)
(JP: 'Bet Jonathan Ross didn't play that!') [1]
(JP: 'I'm rather disappointed, I must admit, that all the raining has stopped, or by and large stopped. How long will it be before we have stories about drought in the West Country? Less than a week? Not much longer than that, I'm willing to bet.')
  • Bhundu Boys: 'Vakapare (LP-Tsvimbodzemoto)' (Discafrique)
  • Sonic Youth: 'Pacific Coast Highway (LP-Sister)' (SST)
  • Salt 'N' Pepa: 'Tramp (Remix) (12 inch)' (Next Plateau)
  • Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle: 'Girl' (Peel Session)
  • Slab!: 'Smoke Rings (7 inch)' (Ink)
  • (trailer for 'The Island Record Story')
  • Big Gun: 'Heard About Love (7 inch)' (Hi-Fibre)
  • Great Leap Forward: 'Hope's Not Enough Son-Ask Your Parents' (Peel Session)
  • Alaap: 'Nach Mundeya (LP-Nach Mundeya)' (Multitone)
  • Chrysanthemums: 'Gloucestershire Is Just An Illusion (LP-Is That A Fish On Your Shoulder Or Are You Just Pleased To See Me?)' (Egg Plant)
  • MC Mitchski: 'Brooklyn Blew Up The Bridge (12 inch)' (Ski)
  • Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle: 'Birthday' (Peel Session)
  • (beginning of hardcore track-details unknown) † Unknown


  • 1. RADIO 1 04 06 87 JOHN PEEL (wrongly dated)
  • 2. 1987-06-24 FSK (Great Leap Forward).MP3
  • 01:02:37
  • Note file misdate.
  • 48 kbps mp3 file.
  • 128 kbps file available. All requests for re-uploading to Peel Mailing List


  1. All that week, Ross had been sitting in for Janice Long on the early evening show on Radio One immediately before the Peel show. This was Ross' first presenting job on the station.

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