• John Peel's Music On BFBS
  • 2000-01-30
  • Peel reveals that he has never watched an entire episode of Coronation Street, but will be doing so tonight, since a toothpaste commercial featuring his voiceover will be appearing....possibly. He also mentions having done a commercial for a lawn treatment which contained a product banned under the Geneva Convention.
  • Mention of soap operas leads to anecdotes about his two appearances on the Archers.


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(JP: 'Regular listeners to these programmes will know that any track with the word "fall" in the title is immediately followed by a track by the Fall, but not on this occasion.')
(JP: 'I sometimes think when I'm doing these programmes, you get one of those weeks when you're spectacularly inarticulate, and so far this week, that's the way things have gone for me. There must be casual listeners, if such a thing exists, who are thinking to themselves, "Isn't it wonderful that BFBS employ somebody on air for whom English is not a first language? Or a second language either?" But we'll press on nevertheless.')
(JP: 'I've never got into television soap operas at all. I used to be into the Archers at one time until it became too kind of issue-driven. I just felt uncomfortable with that...I don't want that in the Archers. I used to like it back in the days when they did, "Well, looks like it's going to be dark soon"...I used to like that because I could cope with the pace of it.')
(JP: 'I actually fancied going into the navy when I was a kid, and then I started reading all those boys' adventure books in which people spend weeks on rafts in the South China Seas in shark-infested waters, and I thought, "No, I think I'll stick to the disc-jockeying."')


  • Peel Show 2000-01-30 (BFBS)
  • 01:53:08
  • Many thanks to Carsten from Berlin. Beginning of 1st hour missing.
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