• 1990-10-06
  • John's second Saturday after the change from the weekday shows. Features a pre-recorded interview with Peter Hooton of the Farm: their May session was repeated due to the 'Groovy Train' single hitting the top 10.
  • File 1 is an edited mixtape followed by a continuous section while File 2 is a continuous section running to the end of the show.


  • Levellers 5, #2. Recorded 1990-09-11. No known commercial release.
  • Farm, #5 (rpt). Recorded 1990-05-06. No known commercial release.


Kat babes in toyland1

Kat Bjelland of Babes In Toyland at the gig John attended (Bedford Esquires, 1990-10-05). Picture by Andrew Turner.

(JP: 'Yesterday, as I mentioned at the start of the programme, I went to see Babes In Toyland playing in Bedford and they were quite wonderful: I won't go through all that again. I mean, they really were superb, and you ought to definitely make the most strenuous efforts imaginable to see them before they return to the United States Of America. Standing some way in front of me, and enjoying them hugely, was a bloke in an inside-out T-shirt, which seemed to be a kind of cue for something.')
(JP: 'I think we all have friends who are cardboard boxes, in fact most of my friends are cardboard boxes, a good two-thirds of them.')
(JP: 'Something which I didn't know meself actually about Radio 1 until this evening is, they switch the heating off at 1 o'clock. It's bitterly cold in here!')
(JP: 'Not only do they switch the heating off, I think they turn the air conditioning on. It's unbelievable in here.')

Tracks marked £ on File 1 Tracks marked @ on Best Of Peel Vol 13 Tracks marked # on Best Of Peel Vol 14

Tracks marked $ on File 3

Tracks marked ~ on File 4


  • 1) 1990-10-06 Peel Show R124 R130.mp3
  • 2) Peel Show 1990-10-06 (incomplete)
  • 3) 1990-09-xx-10-xx Peel Show LE085
  • 4) C148 The Peel Sessions Vol.16.mp3
  • 1) 50:00
  • 2) 1:13:44
  • 3) 1:28:55 (33:34-48:34) (37:07-42:00 unique)
  • 4) 1:32:54 (34:58-1:15:00) (55:29-1:00:32 unique)
  1. This would turn out to be 'All Together Now', which had first been recorded for a Peel Session (titled 'No Man's Land') back in 1983, as detailed in Ken Garner's The Peel Sessions, p. 120.
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