• 1979-07-16
  • Mentioned in the introduction but not on the available recording are tracks by Shake and Kevin Coyne.
  • Peel had listened to Andy Peebles presenting the Radio One breakfast show that morning [1] after being woken at 5:45 am by children William and Alexandra. JP: "Very good it was too, he just got on with it, no messing, lots of music and it was a real treat."
  • John recommends the A side of the Surprises single ("Jeremy Thorpe Is Innocent"), describing it as "scurrilous but fairly funny, and I'm afraid unbroadcastable."
  • Plays a snatch of the Bee Gees in response to a request (presumably made tongue-in-cheek) from pupils at Oundle School in Northamptonshire. JP: "Well, you asked for it..."
  • Derby Box recordings comprises the opening 47 minutes of the programme.
  • 400 Box segment contains 40 minutes of the 2 hour show. Seems to be towards the end of the show as JP states the latter session tracks are "the last tonight from ..."
  • Up to 30 minutes missing from the middle of the show, with perhaps a track or two at the end.


  • Purple Hearts session #1. Recorded 10 July 1979. No known commercial release.
  • Leyton Buzzards session #3 repeat, recorded 6 June 1979. First broadcast 27 June 1979. "People In The Street" previously available on the vinyl LP 'Jellied Eels To Record Deals" (Chrysalis 51.1213). Tracks missing from tape "Sweet Dreams Little One".


Files b,c starts at the beginning of the programme.
JP: "For Andy Peebles and Mike Read, a record that's in the charts that I hope they'll be playing a bit from time to time."
JP: "Here's another thing, when the football season starts and I go up to see my lads playing, I shall also be able to stay over in Liverpool and see some of these new Liverpool bands. For example, the Teardrop Explodes."
  • Bee Gees: Staying Alive (abruptly cuts off after 35 seconds)
  • Rezillos: I Can't Stand My Baby (7" (reissue)) Sensible
  • Coast To Coast: Telephone Baby (b/w The Hucklebuck 7") Yorkie (cuts off after a few seconds)
File b,c cuts out.
File a starts.


  • a) 16-07-79000.mp3
  • a) 1979-07-16 Last 40.mp3 (alternate filename)
  • b) 1979-07-16 John Peel Radio 1 (incomplete) DB091.mp3
  • c) 1979-07-16 Peel Show DB091 v2.mp3
  • a) 0:40:20
  • b) 0:47:28
  • c) 0:46:58
  1. This was the DJ's first day of a seven week stint sitting in for usual breakfast presenter Dave Lee Travis, who had taken an extended summer break. R1 schedule for the day.
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