John Peel Wiki
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Welcome to the John Peel Wiki
The wiki about John Peel that anyone can edit

Detailed information on the legendary DJ
15,410 articles since January 2008

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Peel's festive programmes are among the most cherished.

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Festive Fifty

The yearly chart voted for by listeners of John Peel.

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Christmas Compilations

Various Artists get seasonal.

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Christmas Video Gallery

A-Z of Christmas songs played by Peel.

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Monthly Choice

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Peel TV


John Peel's Grumpy Old Men At Xmas

JP with thoughts on Christmas, Grumpy Old Men (BBC2, Dec 2003).


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Martin Wright, Laugh
1968 – 30 Nov 2021
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Charlie Keigher, KOTS
died 28 Nov 2021
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Gared O'Donnell, PMFS
1977 – 24 Nov 2021


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Record Collection: Details of the first 100 LPs of each letter of John Peel's record collection were released at The Space website in 2012, including unexpected items featuring Spoken Word, Comedy, Classical and Opera. All material is now available at John Peel Archive and YouTube. Since Sept. 2014, a new Record Boxes series features selections from the collection by key music figures.

Peel Mailing List: Long hosted by Yahoo, the online group dedicated to Peel moved to at the end of Nov. 2019.

If you have tapes of vintage Peel shows that you would like to share or get help converting to digital formats, please contact the Peel Mailing List, where you will find many people keen to help you.

The John Peel Centre for Creative Arts is a vibrant venue run by enthusiastic volunteers in Stowmarket, Suffolk. Music, dance, theatre & visual arts.

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Working with the Ravenscroft family to build a digital archive of John Peel's record collection.