• John Peel's Music On BFBS
  • 1997-10-09
  • Start of show: "Hello again dearly beloved, this is John Peel's Music On BFBS."
  • John complains about a plague of daddy long legs.
  • This show was recorded on 29 September: JP complains (again) that he cannot attend the Liverpool v. Celtic match (which in any case ended in a goalless draw) the following night. William did, however.


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(JP: 'While that was going on, I took my trousers off. That's one of the things that you can do when you do your programmes from home, but not realistically when you do them from the BFBS studios: I think there'd probably be cries of outrage if I were to do that, but frankly, to be honest with you, I wouldn't wear trousers if society didn't insist that you should do, especially when you're in the kind of physical condition that I am, because they're all hot and clammy and restricted and unpleasant, and I only put them on because I was being photographed before recording this programme for you, and that's the kind of exciting thing that can happen to you too if you choose a career in showbiz. Photographers turn up from London, and it's a couple of hours' drive, and they know what they're supposed to do, and you end up, as I did just an hour or so ago, crouching, at one stage actually sitting in the chicken run, surrounded by chickens while they snap away. You get to the point where you'll do almost anything if they'll say, "This is the last roll, then we're going home." Crouching amongst chickens, not my idea of a good time, but they think it's going to make a good photograph. I think they're wrong, frankly.')
(JP: 'It's now time for our popular Keyboard Cavalcade feature....there is a thing called Keyboard Cavalcade that I listen to sometimes when I'm driving home out of London, introduced by Keith Skues, with whom I used to work on the pirate ship Radio London many years ago, except when Keith does it, he kind of means it in a way.')


  • Peel Show 1997-10-09 (BFBS)
  • 01:54:10
  • Many thanks to Carsten from Berlin.
  1. Small Faces cover.
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