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3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 21 April 2010

An early morning mix of music & conversation, including the first Half-Time Hooter of The Week. The thread, "Annie, Get Your Nun" goes on, with more tales on how to use nuns as weapons. Alex is still being transformed into a drag queen; further suggestions include Tequila Mockingbird and Gertie Girdle. The new thread, The Stuck Story Sticky, asks: where have you been stuck? News Hank today is another child of the Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne.
There is a new track from The Black Keys and one from Dwight Yoakam from Lester's Library, plus a track from rockers Airbourne from the Listener's Library. There is another track from Album of the Week by The Avett Brothers, Record of the Week from Renee Fleming, and Pause for Thought at 3.20am.

Music Played

39 items
  • Image for Charles & Eddie

    Charles & Eddie Would I Lie To You?

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

  • Image for The Police

    The Police De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da

    The Very Best Of Sting & The Police, A&M

  • Image for Train

    Train Hey, Soul Sister

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for Etta James

    Etta James I Just Want To Make Love To You

    Etta James- The Genuine Article, Mca/Chess

  • Image for Europe

    Europe The Final Countdown

    The Very Best Of Power Ballads (Various Artists), Virgin

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming album, "DARK HOPE" (Mercury)

  • Image for The Spinners

    The Spinners Ghetto Child

    A One Of A Kind Love Affair, Atlantic, 9

  • Image for New Order

    New Order True Faith '94

    (CD Single), London

  • Image for Emmylou Harris

    Emmylou Harris Here There & Everywhere

    Country Moods (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Eagle‐Eye Cherry

    Eagle‐Eye Cherry Falling In Love Again

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming album, "BROTHERS" (V2) out May 17th

  • Image for Huey Lewis and the News

    Huey Lewis and the News Do You Believe In Love

    It's Only Rock 'n' Roll... (Various), EMI

  • Image for Keane and K'Naan

    Keane and K'Naan Stop For A Minute

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for George Michael

    George Michael Freedom! '90

    (Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for Jerry Lee Lewis

    Jerry Lee Lewis High School Confidential

    The Essential One & Only Jerry Lee Le, Trax Records

  • Image for Scouting for Girls

    Scouting for Girls This Ain't A Love Song

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for Alison Krauss

    Alison Krauss Forget About It

    Alison Krauss - Forget About It, Rounder Records

  • Image for Gnarls Barkley

    Gnarls Barkley Crazy

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for Meat Loaf

    Meat Loaf Los Angeloser

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Cilla Black

    Cilla Black Step Inside Love

    Cilla Black- The Best Of The EMI Year, EMI

  • Image for Gerry Rafferty

    Gerry Rafferty Night Owl

    Gerry Rafferty - Right Down Line, EMI

  • Image for Texas

    Texas I Don't Want A Lover

    Texas - The Greatest Hits, Mercury

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD "NO GUTS, NO GLORY" (Roadrunner), suggested by Emy

    • Image for Airbourne

      Airbourne No Way But the Hard Way

      No Guts, No Glory

  • Image for Van Morrison

    Van Morrison Wild Night

    The Very Best Of Van Morrison, Polydor

  • Image for Spin Doctors

    Spin Doctors Two Princes

    Driving Rock (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones The Last Time

    The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco

  • Image for Grace Jones

    Grace Jones Slave To The Rhythm

    (CD Single), ZTT

  • Image for Eli

    Eli "Paperboy" Reed Come And Get It

    (CD Single), EMI, 1

  • Image for Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash One Piece At A Time

    Ultimate Country (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Viola Wills

    Viola Wills Gonna Get Along Without You Now

    Soul Years 1979 (Various Artists), Knight Records

  • Image for Lissie

    Lissie In Sleep

    Catching A Tiger, Columbia, 1

  • Image for The Four Seasons

    The Four Seasons and Frankie Valli Working My Way Back To You

    Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Ve, Polygram Tv, 9

  • Image for Slade

    Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now

    The Greatest Hits Of 1972 (Various), Premier

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "I AND LOVE AND YOU" (Columbia)

  • Image for Eliza Doolittle

    Eliza Doolittle Skinny Genes

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Athlete

    Athlete Superhuman Touch

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Chrissie Hynde

    Chrissie Hynde and UB40 I Got You Babe

    Dancing On Sunshine - 22 Reggae Hits, Polygram Tv

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the album, "POPULATION ME" (Koch)

  • Image for Dion

    Dion The Wanderer

    The Wanderers (Original S/Track), Sequel Records


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

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