• 1985-08-12
  • Start of show: "Well, as medium wave listeners will know, it sounds as though our Janice is having a fine time there in Edinburgh. I'm sorry our paths didn't cross last Wednesday. I hated to lose two hours of programme, but a matter of principle was involved, so... Anyway, actually, to be honest with you I had a spot of work to do on Simon Le Bon's boat."
  • The 'matter of principle' referred to above appears to have been a one-day strike at the BBC on 07 August 1985 over the pulling of a "Real Lives" programme on Northern Ireland [1], [2]. Pete Drummond had sat in for Peel, seemingly after Peel refused to cross the picket line.[3]
  • First from the Smiths session repeat is dedicated to Peel’s eldest son.
  • The Cure's 'In Between Days' is #16 in the current UK singles chart. Gary Davies unveils the new rundown the following day at 12.45pm.
  • Peel has allegedly had a mountain named after him by 3 Mustaphas 3.
  • Verdict on Sanny X and P-Rez (apparently a favorite of John Walters): "I know it’s awful, but I mean it’s satisfyingly awful rather than being just awful."
  • It’s JP’s birthday in 18 days – "Count ’em!"
  • The Hollies are played and were big favourites of Peel's "at one time".



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  • a) 385-850812b.mp3
  • b) 385-850812.mp3
  • c) 386-850812a.mp3
  • d) 386-850812b.mp3
  • e) 1985-08-12 John Peel BBC Radio 1
  • f) JP-12-8-85.mp3
  • g) 020A-B0556XXXXXXX-0100A0.mp3
  • h) 020A-B0556XXXXXXX-0101A0.mp3
  • a) 00:23:59 (Peel show starts at 2.19)
  • b) 00:23:57
  • c) 00:24:10
  • d) 00:24:00
  • e) 01:28:10
  • f) 00:58:14
  • g) 01:01:57
  • h) 00:57:58
  • Files a) to d) created from T385 and T386 of 400 Box. AM quality. Many thanks to RC.
  • File e) is a re-edit into a single file of a) to d): many thanks to Bill.
  • File f) created by Peel Mailing List member Darrg. FM quality.
  • Files g) to h) recordings at the British Library