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3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 08 July 2010

Alex, Radio 2's Dark Lord of the early mornings, presents his interactive blend of music and unique wit. We are now on Day 4 of National Failed Attempt Week; turn your failure into success with us. Our new superhero, Butterman, is in need of a catchphrase and a theme tune and we also explore the possibilities of jobs we can do in our sleep: playing a corpse in a film and nude modelling for an art class are among the suggestions. Pause for Thought with Jasjit Singh is at 3.20am and there are more newcomers into the 4.15 One-Off Canteen.

From Lester's Library this morning there are tracks from Earth, Wind and Fire and David Rotheray, and your choice from Listener's Library is a track from Tom Cochrane. Hear Record of the Week by Lady Antebellum, plus another track from Album of the Week by The Drizabone Soul Family.

Music Played

39 items
  • Image for The Lightning Seeds

    The Lightning Seeds Lucky You

    Lightning Seeds - Jollification, Epic

  • Image for Shania Twain

    Shania Twain That Don't Impress Me Much

    Now 44 (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Scouting for Girls

    Scouting for Girls Famous

    Everybody Wants To Be On TV, Sony, 4

  • Image for Phil Collins

    Phil Collins I Missed Again

    Phil Collins - Face Value, Virgin

  • Image for Desmond Dekker & The Aces

    Desmond Dekker & The Aces and Desmond Dekker Israelites

    Rediscover The 60's-With A Little Hel, Old Gold

  • Image for Katie Melua

    Katie Melua A Happy Place

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Free

    Free Wishing Well

    The Boys Are Back In Town (Various), Columbia, 10

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "NEED YOU NOW" (Parlophone)

  • Image for The Jackson 5

    The Jackson 5 ABC

    The Best Michael Jackson & Jackson Fi, Polygram Tv, 1

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay The Scientist

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "GREATEST HITS"

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel

    Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogue All The Lovers

    (CD Single), EMI, 1

  • Image for ZZ Top

    ZZ Top Legs

    Driving Rock (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Dion

    Dion The Wanderer

    The Wanderers (Original S/Track), Sequel Records

  • Image for Amy Macdonald

    Amy Macdonald This Pretty Face

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • 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 The Wailers

    The Wailers and Bob Marley One Love / People Get Ready

    Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend, Island

  • Image for Lissie

    Lissie When I'm Alone

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan I Want You

    Bob Dylan - Greatest Hits, Columbia

  • Image for Katrina and the Waves

    Katrina and the Waves Sun Street

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

  • Image for Francis Rossi

    Francis Rossi One Step At A Time

    (CD Single)

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "MAD MAD WORLD" (Capitol) suggested by Albie

    • Image for Tom Cochrane

      Tom Cochrane Life Is A Highway

      Tom Cochrane - Mad Mad World, Capitol

  • Image for Altered Images

    Altered Images Don't Talk To Me About Love

    Wave Party (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Dane Bowers

    Dane Bowers All She Needs

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Ricky Martin

    Ricky Martin Livin' La Vida Loca

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for George McCrae

    George McCrae Rock Your Baby

    The Greatest Hits Of 1974 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Katy Perry

    Katy Perry California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg)

    Featured Artist: Snoop Dogg.

    (CD Single), Virgin, 1

  • Image for Ike Turner

    Ike Turner and Tina Turner River Deep Mountain High

    The Best Of The Rock'n'Roll Years Vo, BBC

  • Image for Tired Pony

    Tired Pony Dead American Writers

    (CD Single)

  • Image for The Bellamy Brothers

    The Bellamy Brothers Let Your Love Flow

    Country Moods (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "ALL THE WAY" (Dome) Out now

  • Image for Lily Allen

    Lily Allen Littlest Things

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 4

  • Image for Primal Scream

    Primal Scream Movin' On Up

    The Best Album In The World Ever!(Va), Virgin

  • Image for Three Dog Night

    Three Dog Night Mama Told Me Not To Come

    25 Years Of No.1 Hits - Vol.1 (Vario, Connoisseur Collection

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "THE LIFE OF BIRDS" (Proper) Released 9th August

  • Image for Bobby Vee

    Bobby Vee Take Good Care Of My Baby

    The Best Of Bobby Vee, Liberty

  • Image for Lee Ryan

    Lee Ryan I Am Who I Am

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Musical Youth

    Musical Youth Pass The Dutchie

    Young at Heart (Various Artists), Reader's Digest


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The A-Z of Alex Lester

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