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Peel would often use foreign language announcers on his show, varying from Russian to Swahili and Scottish Gaelic to Punjabi. On one occasion on Finland's Radio Mafia from 06 April 1989 (Rockradio), he set a competition asking listeners to guess what foreign language was spoken. The unidentified foreign language announcers would sometimes announce what was going to be on the show and other times insulting Peel's physical features. There were also instances where Peel would use samples of foreign language commentary, which did not refer to Peel or his shows. There has not been much information on why Peel used these announcers, perhaps it was to fill in time gaps, so that the programme completes in schedule when broadcast. Or maybe Peel thought foreign language commentary on his show would add some value. Peel seems to have started using foreign language announcers in the 70's, and continued using them in the 80's, 90's and 00's on rare cases.

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John Peel's German Language

John Peel's German Language

German speaker on Peel's show from 16 October 1979

John Peel's Finnish Language Announcer

John Peel's Finnish Language Announcer

Finnish language speaker on Peel's Finland's Rockradio show from 01 June 1988 (Rockradio)

John Peel's Scottish Gaelic Language-0

John Peel's Scottish Gaelic Language-0

Scottish Gaelic speaker on Peel's show from 06 April 1989 (Rockradio)

John Peel's Swahili Language-0

John Peel's Swahili Language-0

Swahili language commentary on Peel's show from 19 October 1989

John Peel's Russian Language Speaker

John Peel's Russian Language Speaker

Russian speaker on Peel's show from 07 February 1990

John Peel's Egyptian Arabic Language

John Peel's Egyptian Arabic Language

Egyptian Arabic speaker insulting Peel's characteristics on his show from 30 June 1991

John Peel's Norwegian Language

John Peel's Norwegian Language

Norwegian speaker insulting Peel's characteristics on his show from 03 August 1991

John Peel's Punjabi Language-0

John Peel's Punjabi Language-0

Punjabi speaker insulting Peel's characteristics on his show from 04 July 1992

John Peel's Russian Language

John Peel's Russian Language

Russian speaker on Peel's show from 17 October 1992

John Peel's Hausa Language Announcer

John Peel's Hausa Language Announcer

Hausa speaker on Peel's show from 23 October 1992. The translation goes: "Greetings to all the people of Nigeria. This person is great and he sings nice songs"

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John Peel's Bengali Language

John Peel's Bengali Language

Rupa Huq speaking in Bengali on Peel's show from 30 October 1993

John Peel's Slavic Language

John Peel's Slavic Language

An unidentified announcer speaking in Serbian (A Slavic language) on Peel's show from 22 July 1995. The translation goes: "John Peel is old, but he plays good music on the radio. Play some funk, too, white boy"

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