Peel's opening comment refers to the fact that Liverpool had exited the UEFA Cup that evening after a 2-1 defeat away to Marseilles. (BBC report).
A listener in Kidderminster asks Peel if he remembers attending shows at Frank Freeman's Dancing School. JP: "The only one I can actually remember in any great detail was one of the performances on the first tour by Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band... It was an amazing night. Frank Freeman and his wife brought us round sandwiches with the crusts cut off and cups of tea in proper silver teapots and so forth. It was magnificent. Beefheart thought it was enchanting, as indeed it was."
The programme includes a segue link of a male voice reading the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "Hans In Luck". For similar link, see also 01 June 2004.
JP: "It's on the same label as the White Stripes, as you may already know, and the interesting thing is that those New York lawyers haven't been in touch with me asking me not to play records prior to the release date on April 12th. Perhaps with the next LP they'll get around to doing that."