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- TV21 #2, recorded 12th December 1981. No known commercial release.
- Plain Characters recorded 23rd November 1981, repeat, first broadcast 02 December 1981. No known commercial release.
(Please add details of any commercial release of these sessions)
- Start of show. JP - "This has been one of those weekends where I've chickened out of watching the news on TV knowing it will make problems with snow and sick children seem infinitesimal"
- Anti-Nowhere League: The Streets Of London (7") WXYZ ABCD 1
- Prophetic Four: Escape (12") Nightsun Discs NSD 3
- Bunny Wailer: Collie Man (7") Solomonic (edited out)
- TV21: All Join Hands (A Love Song For Maragret And Ron) (session) (back announced only)
- Fire Engines: Big Gold Dream (12") Pop Aural POP 013 (mostly edited out)
- Plain Characters: Menial Tasks (session)
- John and Kid have been discussing the meaning of Christmas
- Mr. Chin: Marshall General (12") Selection Exclusive SE 12001 (mostly edited out)
- Marine Girls: Fridays (album - Beach Party) Whaam! COD 1
- John had cancelled a Glasgow roadshow gig because of the weather
- By Chance: Soul Kitchen (7") Crammed Discs CRAM 5457
- James Brown: Signs Of Christmas (album - James Brown Sings Christmas Songs) (mostly edited out)
- John's opened another amusing Christmas card from Mark E Smith and Cath Carroll
- TV21: Omei (session)
- Altered Images: I Could Be Happy (12") Epic EPC A13 1834 JP - "Gemma Tate - You're a corker"
- Eek-A-Mouse: Tell Them (7") Black & White
- Plain Characters: Hideaway (session)
- Talkabout jingle
- Gas: Burning Inside (album - Emotiona Warfare) Polydor POLS 1052
- Jah Shaka: Revelation 18 (12") Jah Shaka Music SHAKA 821 (mostly edited out)
- TV21: My Chance (session)
- Cab Calloway: Trickeration
- Rankin Toyan: Spar With Me (7") Jah Guidance (mostly edited out)
- Higsons: Got To Let This Heat Out (12") Waap 12 WAAP 1 (mostly edited out)
- Plain Characters: O (session)
- 13th Chime: Cursed (7") THC 1
- TV21: BB's In Town (session)
- New Order: Cries And Whispers (12" - Everything's Gone Green) Factory Benelux FBNL 8
- Jacob Miller: Silver Bells (7") (mostly edited out)
- Plain Characters: Fingerprint City (session) (mostly edited out)
- Shaka Riddim Section: Revelation Dub (12" by Jah Shaka - Revelation 18) Jah Shaka Music SHAKA 821 (snippet as Peel has got his timings wrong)
- end of show
- John Peel 21 Dec 1981.mp3
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