Watch Brian Eno explore John Peel’s record collection




“A lot of things that I listened to and had a big influence on me, I first heard on John Peel.”

This year’s John Peel Lecture, which takes places today, will be presented by Brian Eno and focus on the “ecology of culture.”

Ahead of the lecture, legendary ambient producer Brian Eno went to Peel Acres to dig around John Peel’s magnificent archive. The BBC have released a short video of Eno’s visit including the story of how Peel once played his 1973 album (No Pussyfooting) backwards on the radio.

Watch the video below, via the BBC iPlayer, and tune into the full show featuring music Eno selected from the archive today, at 1pm GMT.