• John Peel's Music On BFBS
  • 1986-07-00
  • "John Peel's Music, BFBS, PO Box 1234, London W2 1LA."
  • Tape inlay states: 'Week 28, 29, 30 / 86', thereby confirming that the shows are contiguous. The shows have now been dated according to this (although the World Cup and Wham! references indicate that they were recorded some two weeks previously). NB the shows have now been re-dated to a week earlier, this not only gives a better match to Peel 038 (BFBS) but fits better with the World Cup and Wham! references.


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03 July 1986 (BFBS)

(JP: 'I've always wanted to be tattooed, but I'm too much of a coward really.')

10 July 1986 (BFBS)

(JP: 'Chills Foster, producer, quite likes that one, so it's into the boiler with that.')
(JP: 'Music for those of you who are rather prone to staring out of the window and thinking beautiful thoughts.')
(JP: 'And now that the World Cup's over, [1] I've had to fall back on my record collection for solace.')
(JP: 'How could anyone not love them?')
(JP: 'Speaking of Wham!, I went last weekend to see their final concert at Wembley. It was about seven hours long, the whole event, starting with Gary Glitter and then Nick Heyward, and then their rather tedious film, which was like a very expensive home movie, of their trip to China, but the ensemble them self were most interesting to watch. Andy Ridgeley, or whatever his name is, actually does nothing at all: he's got a cosmetic guitar which he rushes about with, but that was about it. I took my daughter Alexandra, who's eight, to see it, and she was much impressed, as you might imagine. It made me realise how country she is, in fact. We live about 100 miles out of London: when we got there, she was rather alarmed by the number of people she saw walking towards Wembley, and at that time there was only twenty of them where we were, and she said, "Are there going to be a lot of people, Daddy?", and I said, "Well, there's going to be quite a few," and she said, "What? More than there were at my birthday party?," and I had to assure her that this was the case. Mind you, she's not that country, because the following day, I discovered a list of rude words that she'd got in her bedroom for educational purposes, most of which were misspelled.') [4]

17 July 1986 (BFBS)

(JP: 'In last week's programme, I played you a track from Foyer Des Arts from Berlin. For those of you who have confusion with my French accent, that's "Foyer" as in cinema, "Des" as in Des O'Connor, "Arts" as in A-R-T-S.')


  • Peel 037
  • 00:46:51
  • Many thanks to the taper.
  1. The final was played on Sunday 29 June.
  2. LP title translates as 'The Inability To Have Breakfast.'
  3. Brian Eno cover.
  4. Saturday 28 June 1986.
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