Thursday, August 25, 2005
The John Peel memorial bandwagon seems to be picking up speed at the moment following the Peel Day announcement, which we note is the day before the anniversary of his last Radio 1 show. His semi-autobiography has a title, cover and release date of the 17th October confirmed and more imminently this Saturday on BBC7 sees Lamacq present Purely Peel at 9am with an 8pm repeat, a three hour special featuring: an episode of Peeling Back The Years, the 1987 Peel/Walters session nostalgia (a later clip featuring New Order discussion here in fabulous mp3), a John Walters interview, something called Radio Radio from 1986 which might be a Radio Active episode, David Gedge interviewing him for Radio 5's Chain Reaction in 1992, him interviewing, we think, Kenny 'God - an informal pose' Dalglish the next day, and to close a 2003 end of year Home Truths. And it'll all be on Listen Again for a week afterwards.
Posted by Simon at 8:47 pm