• 1999-08-11
  • Two full recordings of the show are available. The first, at over five minutes longer, is clearly running a little slow.
  • A technical problem during the intro is present on both recordings, so the fault is at the BBC end!
  • Start of show: "Well, I always wanted to hate that Hugh Grant, but he sounded to me to be talking some sense there. We love Mark Kermode and we quite like James Keen as well, so a good ten minutes spent there in the company of Radio 1. Tonight we've got a session for you from Fokkewolf, and the Peelenium reaches that, I wasn't going to say 'That Golden Year.' It reaches 1938."
  • The solar eclipse was a disappointment in London, but not for Flossie in Cornwall. Moreover, John informs his listeners that there will not be another series of Sounds Of The Suburbs.


  • Fokkewolf, one and only session. Recorded 1999-06-13. No known commercial release.


Peelenium 1938

  1. Kokomo Arnold: 'Goin' Down In Galilee'
  2. Tommy Trinder: 'I Don't Do Things Like That'
  3. Andy Kirk and the Clouds Of Joy: 'Twinklin'
  4. Count Basie: 'Panassie Stomp'
(Anita (the Producer) reading an email: 'Hi John, that Fokkewolf eh? Are they the sexiest Rock and Roll band in the world or what? Them riffs, I mean it's like The Stooges all over again, except better. I bet they drink loads of coffee.')
(JP: 'And who's it from?')
(Anita: 'Daz Smith' )
(JP: 'Right, let me give you the line up of the band. On bass and vocals Daz Smith...')
(JP: 'I dream of the flawless programme, you know. One in which I have made no mistakes at all, I'm fantastically articulate and amusing, but it's never going to happen, let's face facts.')


  • a) Peel Show 1999-08-11
  • b) jp110899.mp3
  • a) 01:55:06
  • b) 01:50:09
  • a) Many thanks to the taper.
  • b) Many thanks to max-dat.