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3 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 15 September 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, and a double-selection from Alex's own collection in Lester's Library. Plus, you can download the "oddcast" - that's Alex's brand new podcast - by following the links at bbc.co.uk/radio 2.

Music Played

39 items
  • Image for Alice Cooper

    Alice Cooper Poison

    Free Spirit (Various Artists), Columbia, 7

  • Image for Sugar Minott

    Sugar Minott Good Thing Going (We've Got A Good Thing Going)

    Pleasure Island (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Bodies

    Reality Killed The Video Star

  • Image for Gabrielle

    Gabrielle Rise

    Gabrielle - Rise, Go Beat

  • Image for Barry White

    Barry White Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe

    Afrodisiac (Various Artists), Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift You Belong With Me

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Crowded House

    Crowded House Four Seasons In One Day

    Crowded House - Recurring Dream, Capitol

  • Image for 10cc

    10cc Art For Art's Sake

    The Very Best Of 10cc, Mercury

  • Image for Chuck Berry

    Chuck Berry Reelin' And Rockin'

    The Best Of Chuck Berry, Music Club

  • Lester's Library - From the CD 'London To Laurenceville'

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Celebration

    (CD Single), Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Sly & The Family Stone

    Sly & The Family Stone Everyday People

    The Woodstock Generation (Various), Nectar

  • Image for John Parr

    John Parr St Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)

    Now 1985 - The Millennium Series, EMI

  • Image for The Hoosiers

    The Hoosiers Goodbye Mr A

    (CD Single), Sony BMG

  • Image for Pixie Lott

    Pixie Lott Boys And Girls

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Buffy Sainte-Marie

    Buffy Sainte-Marie The Big Ones Get Away

    All Woman 2 (Various Artists), Quality Television

  • Image for Bryan Adams

    Bryan Adams Summer Of 69

    Bryan Adams - The Best Of Me, Mercury

  • Image for Mark Knopfler

    Mark Knopfler Border Reiver

    Get Lucky

  • Image for Alison Moyet

    Alison Moyet Invisible

    Alison Moyet Singles, Columbia

  • Image for Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash Jackson

    The Man In Black, Columbia, 7

  • Image for Basement Jaxx and Sam Sparro

    Basement Jaxx and Sam Sparro Feelings Gone (Alternate Version)

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Belouis Some

    Belouis Some Imagination

    Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Noisettes

    Noisettes Never Forget You

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Listener's Library - Suggested by Martin Lower. From the CD 'Troubador' on La Cooka Ratcha

  • Image for James Taylor

    James Taylor James Taylor - Carolina In My Mind

    James Taylor - Classic Songs, CBS

  • Image for Asia

    Asia Heat Of The Moment

    Various Artists - New Frontiers, Temple Records

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Knowing Me Knowing You

    Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition), Polar, 002

  • Image for Mika

    Mika We Are Golden

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Ace

    Ace How Long

    No Greater Love (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Fleet Foxes

    Fleet Foxes Mykonos

    (CD Single), Bella Union, 1

  • Image for Barbra Streisand

    Barbra Streisand In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning

    Love Is The Answer

  • Image for The Foundations

    The Foundations Baby Now That I've Found You

    Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television

  • Image for Joe Cocker

    Joe Cocker You Are So Beautiful

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

  • Image for Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston Million Dollar Bill

    (CD Single), Arista, 1

  • Lester's Library - From Shrek 2 OST

    • Image for EELS

      EELS Eels - I Need Some Sleep

      Shrek 2 - Original Soundtrack, ,

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Part Time Love

    The Very Best Of Elton John, Rocket

  • Image for Nell Bryden

    Nell Bryden Second Time Around

    (CD Single), 157 Records, 1

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Yellow

    Glorious (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Soft Cell

    Soft Cell Tainted Love

    Our Friends Electric (Various Artists, Telstar


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The A-Z of Alex Lester

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