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3 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 05 April 2010

Not working on a Bank Holiday Monday? Pah! That's no excuse for Alex not to bring you The Best Time of the Day Show. This morning, Alex's alter-ego, Johnny Havoc is still trying to save the world. Initially, he did have 14 hours but the kind hostile aliens agreed to give him 3 hours extra before they blow him to smithereens. New for Monday, Alex brings the Easter Bunny bang upto date: step forward, E-Bunz. More new car journey games and Geri Halliwell is the latest News Hank.
Albert King and Richard Walters are selected from Lester's Library and there is an Aerosmith ballad from Listener's Library. No, not that one from the Bruce Willis film. The new Record of the Week comes from Train, there's a track from the new Album of the Week by Scouting For Girls, and Pause for Thought at 3.20am. Start your week on a high.

Music Played

37 items
  • Image for Madness

    Madness Our House

    Now 1983 - The Millennium Series, EMI

  • Image for Thelma Houston

    Thelma Houston Don't Leave Me This Way

    Dancing In The Street (Various Artis, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Nell Bryden

    Nell Bryden Nell Bryden - Tonight

    (CD Single)

  • Image for The Tremeloes

    The Tremeloes Here Comes My Baby

    Heartbeat - Forever Yours, Sony

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "SAVE ME, SAN FRANCISCO" (Columbia) Out May 3rd

    • Image for Train

      Train Hey, Soul Sister

      (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi Bad Medicine

    (Single), Vertigo, 2

  • Image for Ella Fitzgerald

    Ella Fitzgerald Someone To Watch Over Me

    A Portrait Of Ella Fitzgerald, Stylus

  • Image for T. Rex

    T. Rex 20th Century Boy

    Tanx + Zinc Alloy, Edsel, 009

  • Image for Mica Paris

    Mica Paris Born Again

    (CD Single), Rhythm Riders, 1

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "THE BEST OF ALBERT KING" (Stax Records)

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Young Americans

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Meat Loaf

    Meat Loaf Los Angeloser

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for The Cure

    The Cure Friday I'm In Love

    True Brit (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Mott the Hoople

    Mott the Hoople Roll Away The Stone

    Mott The Hoople - Greatest Hits, CBS

  • Image for Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston Nothin' But Love

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Jackson Browne

    Jackson Browne Running On Empty

    The Next Voice You Hear - Jackson Bro, Elektra

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Super Trouper

    Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition), Polar, 006

  • Image for Paul Weller

    Paul Weller No Tears To Cry

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Kate Bush

    Kate Bush Wuthering Heights

    Music Of The Millennium (Various), Universal

  • Image for The Drifters

    The Drifters Up On The Roof

    Very Best Of Ben E.King & The Drifters, Global Television

  • Image for The Avett Brothers

    The Avett Brothers I And Love And You

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "PERMANENT VACATION" (Geffen) suggested by Neil of Lancashire

  • Image for Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

    The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol.2, Columbia

  • Image for ZZ Top

    ZZ Top Sharp Dressed Man

    Eliminator, Warner Bros

  • Image for Des’ree

    Des’ree Feel So High

    More Than Love (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Ben's Brother

    Ben's Brother What If I?

    (CD Single), Flat Cap Records, 1

  • Image for The Doobie Brothers

    The Doobie Brothers What A Fool Believes

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for The Cardigans

    The Cardigans Erase/Rewind

    Glorious (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Morrissey

    Morrissey You Have Killed Me

    (CD Single), Attack Records

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE ON T.V." (Sony) released April 12th

  • Image for No Doubt

    No Doubt Underneath It All

    No Doubt - Rock Steady, Interscope

  • Image for The Foundations

    The Foundations In The Bad Bad Old Days

    25 Years Of Rock'n'Roll 1969 (Vol 2), Connoisseur

  • Image for Bob Seger

    Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band Hollywood Nights

    (CD Single), Capitol

  • Image for OneRepublic

    OneRepublic Secrets

    (CD Single)


    • Image for Richard Walters

      Richard Walters Julia

  • Image for Shalamar

    Shalamar Take That To The Bank

    Soul Weekender (Various Artists), Crimson

  • Image for The La's

    The La's There She Goes

    Love - 38 All Time Love Classics, Polygram Tv


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