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3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 07 May 2009

Alex brings his own combination of music and conversation to early weekday mornings, making this The Best Time Of The Day Show. Popular features include the Listeners' Library, where you choose the music, a double-selection from Alex's own collection in Lester's Library, and Thursday's second Half-Time Hooter of the week.

Music Played

39 items
  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Rapture

    The Model: 20 New Romantic Hits From The '80s (Various Artists), Spectrum Music, 6

  • Image for Weezer

    Weezer Island In The Sun

    (CD Single), Geffen

  • Image for Laura Izibor

    Laura Izibor Don't Stay

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Icehouse

    Icehouse Hey Little Girl

    Greatest Hits Of The 80's (Various), Disky

  • Image for Dusty Springfield

    Dusty Springfield Son Of A Preacher Man

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for Daniel Merriweather

    Daniel Merriweather Red

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Rhiannon

    The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac, Warner Strategic Marketi, 5

  • Image for Joan Jett

    Joan Jett and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts I Love Rock 'n' Roll

    Joan Jett - I Love Rock 'n' Roll, Blackheart

  • Image for James Taylor

    James Taylor Handyman

    James Taylor - Classic Songs, CBS


  • Image for Jem

    Jem And So I Pray

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Freddie McGregor

    Freddie McGregor Just Don't Want To Be Lonely

    Reggae Love Songs (Various Artists), Sanctuary

  • Image for The Pretenders

    The Pretenders Brass In Pocket

    The Female Touch 2 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Yusuf

    Yusuf Thinking 'Bout You

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Go West

    Go West We Close Our Eyes

    Now 1985 - The Millennium Series, EMI

  • Image for Elvis Costello

    Elvis Costello and The Attractions I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Mica Paris

    Mica Paris Baby Come Back Now

    (CD Single)

  • Image for The Verve

    The Verve Sonnet

    Now 40 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Steve Miller Band

    Steve Miller Band Rock 'n Me

    Driving Rock (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Girls Aloud

    Girls Aloud Untouchable

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Prince

    Prince Alphabet St.

    (Single), Paisley Park

  • Image for Peter Bjorn and John

    Peter Bjorn and John Young Folks

    (CD Single), Wichita

  • Image for EG

    EG Broken

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Sheryl Crow

    Sheryl Crow My Favourite Mistake

    (CD Single), A&M


  • Image for The Monkees

    The Monkees A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You

    The Definitive Monkees, Warner Strategic Market, 15

  • Image for The Lightning Seeds

    The Lightning Seeds Ghosts

    (CD Single), Universal, 1

  • Image for Talk Talk

    Talk Talk Talk Talk

    The Very Best Of Talk Talk, Parlophone

  • Image for The Hollies

    The Hollies The Air That I Breathe

    The Gold Album (Various Artists), The Hit Label Ltd, 14

  • Image for The Killers

    The Killers The World We Live In

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Simply Red

    Simply Red Your Mirror

    Simply Red Greatest Hits, East West Records

  • Image for The Jags

    The Jags Back Of My Hand

    Music Of The Year: 1979 (Various), Spectrum

  • Image for Paul Simon

    Paul Simon Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes

    The Paul Simon Anthology (Disc 2), Warner Bros, 2

  • Image for Kool & The Gang

    Kool & The Gang Fresh

    Soul (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Gary Go

    Gary Go Open Arms

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Nelly Furtado

    Nelly Furtado All Good Things (Come To An End)

    (CD Single), Polydor


    • Image for John Wilson

      John Wilson All The Little Girls

  • Image for Thin Lizzy

    Thin Lizzy The Boys Are Back In Town

    (Single), Vertigo, 10

  • Image for Emmylou Harris

    Emmylou Harris Here There & Everywhere

    Country Moods (Various Artists), Polygram Tv


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