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3 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 31 August 2009

The Best Time Of The Day Show goes later and longer for this Bank Holiday Monday, as Alex presents a specially extended programme. Including Pause for Thought at 6.15, the Listeners' Library feature and some personal musical gems fresh from the shelves of Lester's Library.

Music Played

48 items
  • Image for The Buggles

    The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star

    Our Friends Electric (Various Artist, Telstar

  • Image for The Tourists

    The Tourists I Only Want To Be With You

    Fantastic 70's (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Image for Sharon Corr

    Sharon Corr It's Not A Dream

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Chris Rea

    Chris Rea I Can Hear Your Heartbeat

    The Best Of Chris Rea, East West Records

  • Image for Average White Band

    Average White Band Let's Go Round Again

    25 Years Of Rock `n' Roll - 1980, Connoisseur

  • Image for Ruby Turner

    Ruby Turner This Train

    (CD Single), RTR Productions, 1

  • Image for Al Green

    Al Green L.O.V.E. (Love)

    Al Green - L-O-V-E: The Essential, Demon Music Group

  • Image for George Michael

    George Michael Faith

    George Michael - Ladies & Gentlemen, Epic

  • Image for Maxine Brown

    Maxine Brown Oh No Not My Baby

    Mad About The Boy: Ladies Sing The Bl

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith New York

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for James Blunt

    James Blunt Same Mistake

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Irene Cara

    Irene Cara Flashdance (What A Feeling)

    Flashdance, Casablanca

  • Image for Lily Allen

    Lily Allen 22

    (CD Single), Regal, 1

  • Image for James Morrison

    James Morrison You Give Me Something

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Jennifer Warnes

    Jennifer Warnes Could It Be Love

    The Best Of Jennifer Warnes, Arista

  • Image for Noisettes

    Noisettes Wild Young Hearts

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Daniel Powter

    Daniel Powter Bad Day

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Lester's Library. From the CD 'Up From Below' on Rough Trade

  • Image for Kenny Rogers

    Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton Islands In The Stream

    The Greatest Love (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Bat for Lashes

    Bat for Lashes Daniel

    (CD Single), Echo, 1

  • Image for Duane Eddy

    Duane Eddy Because They're Young

    The Heart & Soul Of Rock & Roll (Disc, Telstar

  • Image for The B52's

    The B52's Love Shack

    Now 1990 - The Millennium Series, Now, 3

  • Image for Michelle Shocked

    Michelle Shocked Anchorage

    The No.1 Country Album (Various), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Hockey

    Hockey Song Away

    (CD Single), Virgin, 1

  • Image for Altered Images

    Altered Images Don't Talk To Me About Love

    Wave Party (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Athlete

    Athlete Superhuman Touch

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Dire Straits

    Dire Straits Twisting By The Pool

    Sultans Of Swing - Best Of Dire Straits, Vertigo

  • Image for P!nk

    P!nk Get The Party Started

    The Very Best Of All Woman 2003 (Var), BMG

  • Image for Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson

    Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson - Relator

    (CD Single), ATCO Records, 2

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi Keep The Faith

    (CD Single), Jambco, 11

  • Listener's Library: Suggested by Derek McCaffrey of Essex and featured on the CD 'Crime Of The Century' on A&M records

    • Image for Supertramp

      Supertramp Dreamer

      The Very Best Of Supertramp, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Atomic

    Atomic: The Very Best Of Blondie, EMI

  • Image for Van Morrison

    Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl

    The Very Best Of Van Morrison, Polydor

  • Image for Pixie Lott

    Pixie Lott Boys And Girls

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for The Human League

    The Human League Don't You Want Me

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Take That

    Take That Rule The World

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for U2

    U2 I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Joan Armatrading

    Joan Armatrading Drop The Pilot

    The Very Best Of Joan Armatrading, A&M

  • Image for Thin Lizzy

    Thin Lizzy Sarah

    Thin Lizzy - Black Rose, Vertigo

  • Image for Michael Bolton

    Michael Bolton Just One Love

    (CD Single), UMTV, 1

  • Image for Eleanor McEvoy

    Eleanor McEvoy Old New Borrowed And Blue

    Singled Out

  • Image for Santana

    Santana and Rob Thomas Smooth

    (CD Single), Arista

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Paperback Writer

    The Beatles - 1, Apple, 3

  • Image for Alicia Bridges

    Alicia Bridges I Love The Nightlife

    The Last Days Of Disco (Film Soundtra, Columbia

  • Lester's Library: From the CD 'Trojan Reggae Sisters Box Set' on Trojan Records

  • Image for Wax

    Wax Bridge To Your Heart

    American English, Lemon Recordings, 5

  • Image for The Duckworth Lewis Method

    The Duckworth Lewis Method Meeting Mr Miandad

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Louis Armstrong

    Louis Armstrong We Have All The Time In The World

    The Best Of James Bond 30th Anniversa, EMI


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