• 1981-05-04
  • Bank Holiday Monday. Peel informs us that he hadn't left the house a great deal over the weekend and had spent a lot of time listening to the radio, "..with every arse bragging about their programmes..", and reads out a list of the artists whose sessions had been broadcast during April, "..and if these bands turned up in your town to play for nothing you'd be pretty pleased about it..".
  • Adam and the Ants' single Stand and Deliver, which opens the show, would be announced as the new UK no.1 two days later.
  • Peel reads out the Independent charts as will feature in the week's Record Mirror/Sounds. He says he receives the charts "..a day or two ahead of the rest of you..and quite rightly so..". Discharge are at no.1 and The Fall are a new entry at no.15 and mentions he will play a track from the Slates EP later.
  • (Introduction to show, mood of Peel, interesting comments, etc). If possible, please add mentions of gigs attended, TV appearances, etc, for use elsewhere on John Peel Wiki).



Tracks marked # available on File 5


  • 1) 48:19 (last 26 minutes)
  • 2) 46:54 (first 39:31 from this date)
  • 3) 1:33:03 (section from 1:25:43 onwards)
  • 4) 1:34:17 (to 10:18)
  • 5) 2:05:38 (1:23:33 to 1:52:42)
  • 6) 1:34:26
  • 2) The final few minutes contain a snippet from 28 May 1981, including a link where JP chats with Tony Blackburn regarding the upsurge in interest in his old 60s recordings (see T411 for more details)
  • Files created from 1) T286 and 2) T411 of 400 Box.
  • 3) New segment of just over 7 minutes has recently been identified.
  • 4) Another 10 minutes of this compilation tape are from this show, and perhaps the Original Mirrors track too.
  • 6) Created from DB236 of Derby Box, digitised by Weatherman22.
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