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3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 21 January 2010

Alex, Radio 2's Dark Lord of the early mornings, casts a spell over all sea creatures and gives them 24 hours to spend as a human - would herrings turn up at the fishing tackle shop and hurl maggots at all who enter as an act of revenge? There are tracks from Phil Harris (famously known as the voice of Baloo in the Jungle Book) and new band, The Moons, plus a track from Canadian group, Tragically Hip, in the Listener's Library, Record of the Week by Mika and another track from Album of the Week by Beth Neilson Chapman. As the second Half-Time Hooter of the Week sounds we are only one day away from Feelgood Friday.

Music Played

39 items
  • Image for Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel

    Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel and Steve Harley Make Me Smile (Come Up & See Me)

    20 Number 1's Of The 70's (Various), MFP

  • Image for Kim Carnes

    Kim Carnes Bette Davis Eyes

    And The Road Goes On Forever Vol 1, Debutante

  • Image for Biffy Clyro

    Biffy Clyro Many Of Horror (When We Collide)

    (CD Single), 14th Floor, 1

  • Image for Kaiser Chiefs

    Kaiser Chiefs Ruby

    (CD Single), B-Unique

  • Image for Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin Don't Play That Song

    Aretha Franklin - Queen Of Soul, Atlantic

  • Image for Europe

    Europe New Love In Town

    (CD Single)

  • Image for The Four Tops

    The Four Tops Standing In The Shadows Of Love

    Soul (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK From the album, "THE BOY WHO KNEW TOO MUCH" (Island)

    • Image for Mika

      Mika Blame It On The Girls

      (CD Single)

  • Image for Tina Turner

    Tina Turner Private Dancer

    Tina Turner - Simply The Best, Capitol

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé Haven't Met You Yet

    Crazy Love, Reprise, 1

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY as featured on the CD, "PHIL HARRIS AT HIS BEST" (Rex Recordings)

  • Image for Wilson Phillips

    Wilson Phillips Hold On

    The Female Touch 2 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Raul Malo

    Raul Malo Moonlight Kiss

    (CD Single), Fantasy, 1

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Superstition

    Stevie Wonder - Song Review, Motown

  • Image for Cher

    Cher Believe

    Love Songs - 39 All Time Love Classic, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Fyfe Dangerfield

    Fyfe Dangerfield She Needs Me

    (CD Single), Geffen, 1

  • Image for Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra Young At Heart

    Frank Sinatra - 20 Golden Greats, Capitol

  • Image for The Clash

    The Clash Rock The Casbah

    The Singles, Epic

  • Image for Madness

    Madness Forever Young

    (CD Single), Lucky 7 Records, 1

  • Image for Lily Allen

    Lily Allen Littlest Things

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 4

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi Superman Tonight

    The Circle

  • Image for George Benson

    George Benson Turn Your Love Around

    George Benson - The Very Best Of, Warner E.S.P., 5

  • Image for Zoe

    Zoe Sunshine On A Rainy Day

    Awesome 2 - Various Artists, Columbia

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY as featured on the CD, "LIFE ON EARTH" (Acid Jazz), released on March 10th

  • Image for Michael Bolton

    Michael Bolton Love Is A Wonderful Thing

    Michael Bolton - Time Love & Tenderne, Columbia

  • Image for Chaka Khan

    Chaka Khan I'm Every Woman

    The Best Of Chaka Khan, Warner E.S.P.

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Hold On Tight

    Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Alicia Keys

    Alicia Keys Empire State Of Mind (Part II) Broken Down

    The Element Of Freedom, Sony Music, 14

  • Image for Alice Cooper

    Alice Cooper Elected

    The Best Glam Rock Album In The World...Ever! (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Joan Osborne

    Joan Osborne One Of Us

    Woman (Various Artists), Polygram Tv/Sony Tv

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams You Know Me

    (CD Single), Virgin, 1

  • Image for The Trammps

    The Trammps Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart

    25 Years Of Rock `n' Roll - 1974, Connoisseur

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK Taken from the CD, "BACK TO LOVE" (BNC) Released Monday 25th January

  • Image for Little Big Town

    Little Big Town Fine Line

    A Place To Land, Humphead Records, 1

  • Image for Cliff Richard

    Cliff Richard Move It

    Cliff Richard - 40 Golden Greats, EMI

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "ROAD APPLES" (Fontana Universal), suggested by Dave Loveridge of Bristol

  • Image for UB40

    UB40 Cherry Oh Baby

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

  • Image for Liam Frost & Martha Wainwright

    Liam Frost & Martha Wainwright Liam Frost & Martha Wainwright - Your Hand In Mine

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Bob Lind

    Bob Lind Elusive Butterfly

    I Love Sixties (Various Artists), Virgin


The A-Z of Alex Lester

The A-Z of Alex Lester

To celebrate Alex's 26th year on Radio 2 here's a handy guide to his nocturnal world.


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    Alex Lester's Oddcast

    Alex Lester's latest musings on 'Alex World', featuring listener contributions, taken from his Best…

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