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Atmosphere 250
Festive Fifty
The yearly chart voted for by listeners of John Peel initially included songs from any year, but later was changed to only include releases from the past 12 months. It was a fan favourite and Peel, despite not always agreeing with his listener's choices, continued to compile the chart ... (read more)
F50 250
2014 Festive Fifty
John Peel's end-of-year poll continues on Dandelion Radio.
The 2014 Festive 50 show is broadcast for the first time on Christmas Day and repeats into January. Listen HERE.
JP began to play Christmas records in his normal programming sometimes as early as November, but also on occasion displayed a begrudging attitude to Christmas in particular that bordered on active dislike. Nonetheless, the festive programmes are among the most cherished ... (read more)

Monthly Choice

16 August 1977 200
16 August 1977
28 September 1978 200
28 Sept 1978
Greens keepers 200
Dodgems 200
06 January 1982 200
06 Jan 1982
Dead k 200
Dead Kennedys
07 June 1979 200
07 June 1979
2-5 BZ 200
2/5 BZ
Pocket Fishrmen
3 Mustaphas 3 200
3 Mustaphas 3
Oink square 200
28 July 1977
28 July 1977
Vive la f 200
Vive La Fête
Andy Stewart sq200
Andy Stewart
24 August 1978 200
24 August 1978
01 December 1980 200
01 Dec 1980
Tubular 200
Sounds o/t 70s
31 May 1984 200
31 May 1984
Maloko 200
22 May 1985 200
22 May 1985
Tim rose 200
Tim Rose
18 September 1978 200
18 Sept 1978
17 June 1987 200
17 June 1987
Handel sq200

Peel TV

John Peel's All Time Festive Fifty - 2000-012:12

John Peel's All Time Festive Fifty - 2000-0

The all-time 2000 Festive Fifty.


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Record Collection: Details of the first 100 LPs of each letter of John Peel's record collection were released at The Space website in 2012. All material is now available at John Peel Archive and YouTube. Since Sept. 2014, a new Record Boxes series features selections from the collection by key music figures. Latest:

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