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John Peel's Classic Sessions was a documentary series on BBC Radio One, broadcast in 1996 and 1997, whch profiled many artists that took part in sessions for the BBC. The series was narrated by John Peel and featured comments from artists, engineers and producers who were involved in the Peel sessions. Most of the music in the series came from the Peel sessions, but there were others that came from other BBC sessions.

The information for the listings below was compiled from various sources, including Ken Garner's "The Peel Sessions", British Library and the EP Guides site.

Series 1

1-1

24 June 1996 (As Luck Would Have It)

1-2

01 July 1996 (Three Minute Heroes)

1-3

08 July 1996 (Home Grown)

1-4

15 July 1996 (Perfect Pop)

1-5

22 July 1996 (Live archive session tracks. Plus, memories of David Bowie in session and the musical genre that was cowpunk)

1-6

29 July 1996 (Sing Our Own Song)

1-7

05 August 1996 (Artistic Differences)

Series 2

2-1

02 December 1996 (Limited Edition)

2-2

09 December 1996 (The Boys Are Back In Town)

2-3

16 December 1996 (Post Rock Space Cadet)

2-4

06 January 1997 (Live archive session tracks. Plus, Billy Bragg in conversation and memories of Killing Joke in session)

2-5

13 January 1997 (Live archive session tracks. Plus, Dreadzone in conversation)

2-6

20 January 1997 (Last in the series)

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