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  • 1992-03-08
  • This is the last Sunday night show (available recording now complete). Peel reminds the listeners that as from next week the show moves to Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Competition winners of the third monthly Wedding Present single are drawn.
  • Peel puts the number of mistakes he makes in the show down to the fact that he is suffering from a cold.


  • Sultans Of Ping FC, one and only session. Recorded 1992-03-05. No known commercial release.
  • Red Hour, one and only session (rpt). Recorded 1991-11-17 and first broadcast 04 January 1992. No known commercial release.


File a starts

Andy Kershaw: "Any of that 'new music' tonight, John?"
JP: "I've got more of the new music on the new One FM, as a matter of fact Andy. In fact here's some of that new music now."
JP: "That's one of those records that play from the middle outwards, which is the sort of gimmick that delights me."
  • Sultans Of Ping FC: Give Him A Ball And A Yard Of Grass (session)
JP: "Well if you were watching this afternoon's match you may imagine that that was about John Barnes [1] but I don't think so - George Best, wasn't it? Or Len Shackleton or Stan Mortensen or Stanley Matthews or someone..." [2]
  • Nightblooms: Slowly Rising (LP) Fierce
  • Ninja Man: Gun Talk and Lip Service (single) Jammy
  • Red Hour: Free Fall (session)
Jingle by the Peel children: "Play us a noisy record, Daddy."
JP: "That's another one that plays from the middle outwards... There used to be, back in the 1920s, a record label - I don't know why I tell you this and I'm sure you're not interested in it at all - there was a record label, 78s obviously and all of the releases actually played from the middle outwards. At one time I decided I would try and collect them all. I got three, I think, and then gave it up, sensibly enough."
JP: "That's the Jive Five, and how wonderful to have made a record as good as that."
JP: "It's Monday by the way. Actually it's been Monday for about twelve and a half minutes now."
  • (tape flip into file 3)
  • Marcoesh: Love And Death (Minimum Mix) (12")

(Plays this at 33 rpm at first, as per the label, then realises it should be played at 45 rpm)

  • Zeni Geva: Total Castration (CD - Total Castration) Public Bath
JP: "Andy Kershaw played a track from the TPOK Jazz earlier this evening on One FM and here's another track from the same LP."
JP: "What does medical science do about catarrh, cos it's a disgusting thing. You have that snot draining down the back of your throat all the time, there's nothing you can do about it cos all of the medicines that you can take, they say 'do not operate machinery or drive cars 'cos it will make you drowsy' and I'm making a mess of operating the machinery as it is, without having taken the medicine. But anyway, the show must go on eh!"
  • Exposure: Our Worlds (12") Stealth
  • Sultans Of Ping FC: Kick Me With Your Leather Boots (session)
  • (edit)
  • John Fahey: 101 Is A Hard Road To Travel (LP - The Transfiguration Of Blind Joe Death) Riverboat
  • News at 1 am (edited out)

File a ends
File b starts

File b ends
File c starts


  • a) John Peel 1992-03-08 (incomplete)
  • b) 1992-03-08 JP L283
  • c) 1992-03-08 John Peel BBC Radio 1 (incomplete) L021~.mp3
  • d) John Peel 08 March 1992.mp3
  • a) 01:56:32
  • b) 00:37:58
  • c) 00:20:06
  • d) 03:09:59 (from 10:06)
  • The first 2 hours of the show (minus a few minutes lost to edits and tape flips) available here in good FM mono. L283 and L021 complete the show.
  • File a created from L095, L098 and L099 of SL Tapes, digitised by Dr_Mango.
  • File b created from L283 of the SL Tapes, digitised by ML.
  • File c created from L021 of SL Tapes, digitised by RF.
  • d) Many thanks to Tim
  1. Liverpool had beaten Aston Villa 1-0 in the quarter final of the FA Cup that afternoon at Anfield.
  2. Sultans Of Ping FC were reputed to be Nottingham Forest fans. 'Give Him A Ball And A Yard Of Grass' contains a number of Brian Clough quotes and the subject of the song is likely to be Nigel Clough (although some believe it may be John Robertson).