• 1982-12-28
  • Best sessions of the year were broadcast in the first part of the show, and the combined numbers 15 to 11 of the yearly (FF) and all-time (AT) Festive Fifties in the second. Until recently, only the chart rundown was available. However, from early February 2010, a new recording became available, including edited highlights of the session tracks and records portion of the show.
  • Information on session repeats courtesy of Ken Garner.
  • Track marked § on Hinton Box file.
  • File 6 is dated as 28th December 1982, but there are edits, which may not be from this show.

Session Repeats


1982 Festive Fifty: Numbers 15-11

(JP: 'This confusion caused by having two parallel charts is going to get even more confusing now. I mean, because we've got equal fourteen in the favourite records from 1982: and this comes about, very rare this, only the second time it's happened. The first time was in the All-Time favourites chart with number 49 equal.... Do you see what I'm talking about? What it means is that exactly the same number of people voted it first as voted it second as voted it third, and it ended up, the two couldn't be separated. So, this is the first of the two 14th equals from this year's chart. Are you with me? It's another one which, I don't really attribute it to Kid Jensen, but he certainly played it a great deal more than I did.')
  • =14 (FF): Bauhaus, 'Ziggy Stardust (7")' (Beggars Banquet)
(JP: 'Never fully understood the attractions of that, I must confess.')
(JP: 'Good to hear that again, I must say.')
(JP: 'Must say, I admire Paul Weller's courage in breaking the group up at this stage.')


  • 1) JP19821228_01.mp3
  • 2) JP19821228_02.mp3
  • 3) and 4) John Peel Festive Fifty 1982 Parts 15 and 16
  • 5) BH017 JP 1982-12-28 Side B
  • 6) 19821228 John Peel [18mins extracts] [R1].mp3
  • 1) 00:15:18 (to 12:25)
  • 2) 00:46:49
  • 3) Part 15 - 00:20:16
  • 4) Part 16 - 00:21:57
  • 5) 00:03:07
  • 6) 00:17:42
  • 1) and 2) Very good stereo sound at 256 kbps. Many thanks to Peel Mailing List member ray_b2 for uploading this show. File 2 contains the whole FF section, as do Files 3 and 4 in a split recording.
  • 5) File created from BH017 of the Hinton Box. Many thanks to Brian and Colin.
  • 6) Many thanks to Ian
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