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3 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 05 January 2010

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.

Music Played

36 items
  • Image for Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson Valerie

    (CD Single), Sony BMG

  • Image for Peter Gabriel

    Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer

    Now 1986 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for Boz Scaggs

    Boz Scaggs Lido Shuffle

    The Greatest Hits Of 1977 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Sandi Thom

    Sandi Thom Saturday Night

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi Superman Tonight

    The Circle

  • Image for Dionne Warwick

    Dionne Warwick I'll Never Love This Way Again

    Million Sellers Vol.17 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Keith Urban

    Keith Urban Days Go By

    (CD Single), Capitol

  • Image for Beth Nielsen Chapman

    Beth Nielsen Chapman Even As It All Goes By

    (CD Single)

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY featured on the CD "APRIL RAIN" (Roadrunner)

  • Image for Jason Mraz

    Jason Mraz Make It Mine

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Patty Smyth & Don Henley

    Patty Smyth & Don Henley Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough

    Duets - 36 Of The World's Greatest Ev, Telstar

  • Image for CeCe Peniston

    CeCe Peniston Finally

    Ce Ce Peniston - 20th Century Masters, A&M

  • Image for Elbow

    Elbow One Day Like This

    (CD Single), Fiction, 1

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart It's The Same Old Song

    Soulbook, RCA, 1

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Violet Hill

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Yazz

    Yazz Fine Time

    Heart & Soul - 18 Classic Soul Cuts, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Phil Collins

    Phil Collins Dance Into The Light

    Phil Collins - Dance Into The Light, Face Value

  • Image for Florence Rawlings

    Florence Rawlings Love Can Be A Battlefield

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Big Audio Dynamite

    Big Audio Dynamite E=MC2

    Alternative Eighties (Various Artist, Sony Music TV

  • Image for Tina Turner

    Tina Turner I Don't Wanna Lose You

    Woman (Various Artists), Polygram Tv/Sony Tv


    • Image for Love

      Love A House Is Not a Motel

  • Image for The Script

    The Script The Man Who Can't Be Moved

    (CD Single), Sony, 1

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams You Know Me

    (CD Single), Virgin, 1

  • Image for Dire Straits

    Dire Straits Money For Nothing

    Sultans Of Swing - Best Of Dire Straits, Vertigo

  • Image for Gary Puckett

    Gary Puckett and Union Gap Young Girl

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

  • Image for Take That

    Take That Hold Up A Light

    The Circus, Polydor, 1

  • Image for Yvonne Elliman

    Yvonne Elliman Love Me

    Amoreuse (Various Artists), Pickwick

  • Image for Keane

    Keane This Is The Last Time

    (CD Single), Universal Island

  • Image for Codeine Velvet Club

    Codeine Velvet Club Hollywood

    Codeine Velvet Club

  • Image for Led Zeppelin

    Led Zeppelin Stairway To Heaven (Short Version)

    Led Zeppelin - Remasters

  • Image for Pat Benatar

    Pat Benatar Love Is A Battlefield

    The 80's Collection: 1984 (Various), Chrysalis

  • Image for Timothy B. Schmit

    Timothy B. Schmit Parachute


  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY as featured on the CD, "Dancing for Mental Health" (Island) suggested by Tristan Forward in London

    • Image for Will Powers

      Will Powers Kissing With Confidence

      The Island Story (Various Artists), Island

  • Image for Bachman-Turner Overdrive

    Bachman-Turner Overdrive You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

    And The Road Goes On Forever Vol 1, Debutante

  • Image for Average White Band

    Average White Band Let's Go Round Again

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


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