Mark Goodier (born 9 June 1961) is a British radio disc jockey who appeared on BBC Radio 1 between 1987 and 2002. He had two spells presenting the station's Top 40 singles chart, from 1990 to 1992 and from 1995 until 2002, and also temporarily presented the Breakfast Show during 1993. He has also presented shows on BBC Radio 2, Classic FM, 102.2 Smooth Radio and Real Radio, and appeared on BBC television as a recurring presenter of Top of the Pops between 1988 and 1996.
Links to Peel
In an interview with The Independent in 2010, Mark Goodier was inspired to go into radio aged 11 after listening to John Peel and Johnnie Walker. Goodier who worked for Radio One, created The Evening Session in 1990, an indie/alternative radio programme that was later hosted by Steve Lamacq and Jo Whiley. The programme launched the careers of many unknown acts and included sessions from some of Peel's favourites - The Pixies, Nirvana and The Fall, the latter having their Mark Goodier session repeated on Peel's programme in 1993.
In 2002, Goodier left the BBC and his Radio One Chart Show was filled in temporary by presenters like Chris Moyles and Jo Whiley. Peel was offered to present a one-off Radio 1 Chart Show rundown for 12th January 2003, but Radio One changed its mind and decided that they didn't want too many people doing the show before it was re-launched.
Despite Mark Goodier's Evening Session as being close to Peel's show in terms of airplay of indie/alternative music, the two rarely worked together in any of their shows, unlike Steve Lamacq, who was close to Peel and presented his programme if he was away, or occasionally hosted a show together. However, Peel did play some of Mark Goodier session tracks from artists on his shows in the early 90's and on John Peel's Classic Sessions.
This consists of the list of Mark Goodier session tracks played by Peel
- 27 March 1992: Fatima Mansions: You're A Rose (v/a album - The Best Of The Mark Goodier Radio 1 Sessions - Volume 1 - Exclusive & Unreleased Recordings) Nighttracks
- 24 October 1992: Sonic Youth: Purr (Mark Goodier Version) (CDEP - Youth Against Fascism) Geffen
- 01 November 1992 (BFBS): Sonic Youth: Purr (Mark Goodier Version) (CDEP - Youth Against Fascism) Geffen
- 11 September 1993: The Fall's session, first broadcast on Mark Goodier's show on 1993-05-17
- 25 December 1993: The Fall: Glam-Racket (Mark Goodier Session - 17/5/1993) Festive Fifty #20
- 22 July 1996: Pixies: Monkey Gone To Heaven (Mark Goodier Evening Session from August 1990)