NEW ORDER (pictured)have recorded a new session for a John Peel OBE Show Christmas special which will be broadcast on December 30 between 10pm and midnight GMT. They will play a selection of songs from their career as Joy Division and New Order. The songs are ‘Atmosphere’, ‘True Faith’, ‘Isolation’ and ‘Touched By The Hand Of God’. Peel will also be talking to them in an exclusive interview.
John Peel’s Festive 50 will be broadcast in two parts on December 22 and 23 at 10 pm GMT.
Other forthcoming festive Radio 1 highlights are Spice Girls Day on December 14, when each of the band will co-present a daytime show on the day that their new album is released. On Christmas Eve we have The Best Mark & Lard Show…Ever at 2pm GMT and Chris Moyles’ Alternative Christmas is on December 25 from 4pm – 11 pm GMT, featuring Dale Winton‘s Christmas message to the nation, the Westwood Family‘s Christmas and Fat Harry White’s Night Of A Hundred Stars. On December 27, Jayne Middlemiss hosts the 1998 Top Of The Pops radio show awards for Most Out Of Touch Pop Star and Worst Sense Of Humour.