The Evolution Of John Peel

Ever since he came off the pirate ships and joined Radio 1 in 1967, John Peel was a champion of new, exciting and occasionally challenging music like no other DJ.

Today BBC Radio 6 Music lives on in that pioneering spirit, with its presenters continuing the passion and love he showed for new music.

Episodes

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2000s Revolution (all-time Festive 50)20190407 (6M)
20210422 (6M)
Exploring John Peel's developing passions with an abridged All-Time Festive 50 from 2000.

A look back at the career of John Peel, champion of new, exciting and challenging music

All-time Festive 50 (abridged)2017092420171001 (6M)
20190407 (6M)
20200920 (6M)
Exploring John Peel's developing passions with an abridged All-Time Festive 50 from 2000.

A look back at the career of John Peel, champion of new, exciting and challenging music

Exploring John Peel's developing musical passions at Glastonbury and with the Festive 50.

Continuing the series that explores John Peel's (and also his listeners') developing musical passions, with an abridged look back at the all-time Festive 50, compiled from votes from his listeners and first broadcast in January 2000.

Complementing Radio 1's 50th anniversary celebrations and introduced by Mary Anne Hobbs.

A look back at the career of John Peel, champion of new, exciting and challenging music

All-time Festive 50 (from 2000 And Abridged, Sorry!)20170924 (6M)
20171001 (6M)
Continuing the series that explores John Peel's (and also his listeners') developing musical passions, with an abridged look back at the all-time Festive 50, compiled from votes from his listeners and first broadcast in January 2000.

Complementing Radio 1's 50th anniversary celebrations and introduced by Mary Anne Hobbs.

Exploring John Peel's developing passions with an abridged All-Time Festive 50 from 2000.

A look back at the career of John Peel, champion of new, exciting and challenging music

Exploring John Peel's developing musical passions at Glastonbury and with the Festive 50.

Complementing Radio 1's 50th anniversary celebrations and introduced by Mary Anne Hobbs.

All-time Festive 50 (from 2000)20171001Exploring John Peel's developing passions with an abridged All-Time Festive 50 from 2000.

Continuing the series that explores John Peel's (and also his listeners') developing musical passions, with an abridged look back at the all-time Festive 50, compiled from votes from his listeners and first broadcast in January 2000.

Complementing Radio 1's 50th anniversary celebrations and introduced by Mary Anne Hobbs.

All-time Festive 50 Part 120171228Exploring John Peel's developing passions with an abridged All-Time Festive 50 from 2000.

A look back at the career of John Peel, champion of new, exciting and challenging music

Continuing the series that explores John Peel's (and also his listeners') developing musical passions, with an abridged look back at the all-time Festive 50, compiled from votes from his listeners and first broadcast in January 2000.

Complementing Radio 1's 50th anniversary celebrations and introduced by Mary Anne Hobbs.

All-time Festive 50 Part 22017122820171229 (6M)Exploring John Peel's developing passions with an abridged All-Time Festive 50 from 2000.

A look back at the career of John Peel, champion of new, exciting and challenging music

Continuing the series that explores John Peel's (and also his listeners') developing musical passions, with an abridged look back at the all-time Festive 50, compiled from votes from his listeners and first broadcast in January 2000.

Complementing Radio 1's 50th anniversary celebrations and introduced by Mary Anne Hobbs.

011970s Revolution2017090320190401 (6M)
20200914 (6M)
Mary Anne Hobbs celebrates John Peel's legacy with a highlights from his seventies shows.

Mary-Anne Hobbs presents the first show in this five-part series, which this week covers the 1970s.

Highlights include Tyrannosaurus Rex performing live for John at the BBC Paris Theatre at the turn of the decade, a legendary Peel session from Joy Division, reggae and roots from Culture, Swedish punk from Attentat, and the band Peel frequently cited as the best in the world, The Undertones.

Ever since he came off the pirate ships and joined Radio 1 in 1967, John Peel was a champion of new, exciting and occasionally challenging music like no other DJ.

Today BBC Radio 6 Music lives on in that pioneering spirit, with its presenters continuing the passion and love he showed for new music.

Mary Anne Hobbs presents this companion show to the Evolution of John Peel, broadcast Sunday at 1PM, with more highlights of John's shows in the seventies.

Mary Anne Hobbs celebrates John Peel's legacy with a highlights from his seventies shows.

John Peel was a proud son of Merseyside, and, following the 6 Music Festival in Liverpool, there's another chance to hear the series tracing John's developing musical passions.

John's friend and fellow Radio 1 DJ, Mary Anne Hobbs introduces the first episode, which includes highlights of John's shows in the seventies.

Mary Anne Hobbs celebrates John Peel's legacy with 70s highlights.

A look back at the career of John Peel, champion of new, exciting and challenging music

Ever since he came off the pirate ships and joined Radio 1 in 1967, John Peel was a champion of new, exciting and occasionally challenging music like no other DJ.

021970s Evolution2017090320190402 (6M)
20200915 (6M)
John Peel was a proud son of Merseyside, and, following the 6 Music Festival in Liverpool, there's another chance to hear the series tracing John's developing musical passions.

John's friend and fellow Radio 1 DJ, Mary Anne Hobbs this episode, which includes highlights of John's shows in the seventies.

Highlights include Tyrannosaurus Rex performing live for John at the BBC Paris Theatre at the turn of the decade, a Joy Division Peel session, roots reggae from Culture, Swedish punk from Attentat, and the band that recorded his favourite single of all time, the Undertones.

Mary Anne Hobbs celebrates John Peel's legacy with a highlights from his seventies shows.

A look back at the career of John Peel, champion of new, exciting and challenging music

Mary-Anne Hobbs presents the first show in this five-part series, which this week covers the 1970s.

Highlights include Tyrannosaurus Rex performing live for John at the BBC Paris Theatre at the turn of the decade, a legendary Peel session from Joy Division, reggae and roots from Culture, Swedish punk from Attentat, and the band Peel frequently cited as the best in the world, The Undertones.

Ever since he came off the pirate ships and joined Radio 1 in 1967, John Peel was a champion of new, exciting and occasionally challenging music like no other DJ.

Today BBC Radio 6 Music lives on in that pioneering spirit, with its presenters continuing the passion and love he showed for new music.

Mary Anne Hobbs presents this companion show to the Evolution of John Peel, broadcast Sunday at 1PM, with more highlights of John's shows in the seventies.

Mary Anne Hobbs celebrates John Peel's legacy with a highlights from his seventies shows.

Ever since he came off the pirate ships and joined Radio 1 in 1967, John Peel was a champion of new, exciting and occasionally challenging music like no other DJ.

John's friend and fellow Radio 1 DJ, Mary Anne Hobbs introduces this episode, which includes highlights of John's shows in the seventies.

A look back at the career of John Peel, champion of new, exciting and challenging music

031980s Revolution2017091020190403 (6M)
20200916 (6M)
20210408 (6M)
6 Music celebrates John Peel's legacy.

Mary Anne Hobbs presents this companion show to the Evolution of John Peel, broadcast Sunday at 1PM, with more highlights of John's shows in the eighties.

John Peel was a proud son of Merseyside, and, following the 6 Music Festival in Liverpool, there's another chance to hear the series tracing John's developing musical passions.

John's friend and fellow Radio 1 DJ, Mary Anne Hobbs introduces this episode, which includes highlights of John's shows in the eighties.

Mary Anne Hobbs celebrates John Peel's legacy with highlights from his 80s shows.

A look back at the career of John Peel, champion of new, exciting and challenging music

6 Music celebrates John Peel's legacy.

Mary Anne Hobbs presents this companion show to the Evolution of John Peel, broadcast Sunday at 1PM, with more highlights of John's shows in the eighties.

Here's another chance to hear the series tracing John's developing musical passions.

041980s Evolution2017091020190404 (6M)
20200917 (6M)
20210408 (6M)
John Peel was a proud son of Merseyside, and, following the 6 Music Festival in Liverpool, there's another chance to hear the series tracing John's developing musical passions.

John's friend and fellow Radio 1 DJ, Mary Anne Hobbs introduces this episode, which includes highlights of John's shows in the eighties.

Highlights include alternative, independent music from the Smiths and the Fall, world music from African Connexion, reggae from Black Uhuru and the beginnings of acid house with MARRS.

Plus 6 Music DJ Mark Radcliffe remembers working with Peel, including a 1984 session from the Triffids that he produced.

Mary Anne Hobbs celebrates John Peel's legacy with highlights from his 80s shows.

A look back at the career of John Peel, champion of new, exciting and challenging music

Today BBC Radio 6 Music lives on in that pioneering spirit, with its presenters continuing the passion and love he showed for new music.

Mary-Anne Hobbs presents the second show in this five-part series, which this week covers the 1980s.

Highlights include alternative, independent music from The Smiths and The Fall, world music from African Connexion, reggae from Black Uhuru and the beginnings of acid house with MARRS.

Plus 6 Music DJ Mark Radcliffe will give his favourite memories of working with Peel, including a 1984 session from The Triffids that he produced.

Highlights include alternative, independent music from The Smiths and Cocteau Twins, ska from The Specials, reggae from Burning Spear and the beginnings of acid house with MARRS.

Mary Anne Hobbs celebrates John Peel's legacy with highlights from his 80s shows.

Plus 6 Music DJ Mark Radcliffe will give his favourite memories of working with Peel, including a 1984 session from The Triffids that he produced.

6 Music celebrates John Peel's legacy.

Mary Anne Hobbs presents this companion show to the Evolution of John Peel, broadcast Sunday at 1PM, with more highlights of John's shows in the eighties.

Ever since he came off the pirate ships and joined Radio 1 in 1967, John Peel was a champion of new, exciting and occasionally challenging music like no other DJ.

BBC Radio 6 Music lives on in that pioneering spirit, with its presenters continuing the passion and love he showed for new music, and there's another chance to hear the series tracing John's developing musical passions.

051990s Revolution2017091720190405 (6M)
20200918 (6M)
20210415 (6M)
Mary Anne Hobbs presents this companion show to the Evolution of John Peel, broadcast Sunday at 1PM, with more highlights of John's shows in the nineties.

Mary Anne Hobbs celebrates John Peel's legacy with highlights from his 90s shows.

A look back at the career of John Peel, champion of new, exciting and challenging music

John Peel was a proud son of Merseyside, and, following the 6 Music Festival in Liverpool, there's another chance to hear the series tracing John's developing musical passions.

John's friend and fellow Radio 1 DJ, Mary Anne Hobbs introduces this episode, which includes highlights of John's shows in the nineties.

6 Music celebrates John Peel's legacy.

061990s Evolution2017091720190406 (6M)
20200919 (6M)
20210415 (6M)
John Peel was a proud son of Merseyside, and, following the 6 Music Festival in Liverpool, there's another chance to hear the series tracing John's developing musical passions.

John's friend and fellow Radio 1 DJ, Mary Anne Hobbs introduces highlights of John's shows in the nineties.

Mary Anne Hobbs celebrates John Peel's legacy with highlights from his 90s shows.

A look back at the career of John Peel, champion of new, exciting and challenging music

6 Music celebrates John Peel's legacy.

Mary Anne Hobbs presents this companion show to the Evolution of John Peel, broadcast Sunday at 1PM, with more highlights of John's shows in the nineties.

Mary-Anne Hobbs presents the second show in this five-part series, which this week covers the 1980s.

Highlights include Peel sessions from Blur and Pulp, alternative US music from The Mountain Goats, plus home grown indie bands including Kenickie and Bis.

Plus 6 Music DJ Steve Lamacq will give his favourite memories of Peel in the decade he joined the BBC.

072000s Revolution20170924Exploring John Peel's developing musical passions at Glastonbury and with the Festive 50.
082000s Evolution2017092420190408 (6M)
20200921 (6M)
20210422 (6M)
Another chance to hear the conclusion of the series exploring John Peel's developing musical passions. This part takes a moving look back at some memorable moments of his Radio 1 shows from 2000 until his sad death in October 2004.

First broadcast in September to complement Radio 1's 50th anniversary celebrations and introduced by Mary Anne Hobbs.

John Peel's developing musical passions from 2000 until his sad death in October 2004.

A look back at the career of John Peel, champion of new, exciting and challenging music

Exploring John Peel's developing musical passions at Glastonbury and with the Festive 50.

Continuing the series that explores John Peel's (and also his listeners') developing musical passions, with an abridged look back at the all-time Festive 50, compiled from votes from his listeners and first broadcast in January 2000.

Complementing Radio 1's 50th anniversary celebrations and introduced by Mary Anne Hobbs.

First broadcast in September to complement Radio 1's 50th anniversary celebrations and introduced by Mary Anne Hobbs.

Complementing Radio 1's 50th anniversary celebrations and introduced by Mary Anne Hobbs.