Start of show: “We’re going to start this week in a stirring fashion with a new session, their fourth I think, from the Damned. Plus the debut of Killing Joke. You’ve heard their record, so stay where you are for their session – should be very good. Also, I’m going to be playing you a few records from Scandinavia during the week – you’ve not going to put me off, Jim, don’t worry – starting tonight. Also, there are new singles from the Cure, Purple Hearts and the Ruts. I’ve read all of that. Did I read it well?”
Peel had seen the 2 Tone package tour of the Selecter, Madness and the Specials the previous Friday at Norwich UEA. "Of the three bands playing in Norwich, the Selecter came off best but perhaps they had more to prove than the others in a way. But they were very, very good indeed. The whole thing, as I say, a most enjoyable evening."
The Madness track is dedicated to Burnley's young goalkeeper Billy O' Rourke, whose debut on Saturday away to QPR had ended in a 7-0 defeat. The game had featured on that night's "Match of the Day".
The show has acquired a quantity of records from Scandinavia (Finland and Sweden to be precise), some from "a mate of Walters" and some from Tom Robinson. The latter supplied the single by Sweden's Ebba Grön.
(JP: “That was for all of the people who requested the record at my gig last night, which was at Wollaston near Northampton with my mate Big Bob, and I’d forgotten to take the record along with me, although I managed to bluff my way through most of the evening by promising that I would play it. Quite clearly a very good weekend indeed. I mean, a good win for Liverpool on Saturday.And William’s verdict on Match of The Day was thus…")
(JP: “Right now, unless something quite disastrous has happened, the Jam should be recording a new session for us, their third, their first in a couple of years, which is very timely, because I think this is perhaps the best single they have ever made.”)
(JP: "I played this to the people of Wollaston last night and they all stood there. … They didn’t seem to appreciate it a lot, but it made me laugh again anyway. The Notsensibles and a record which I reckon is destined to become a classic in its own small way.”)