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3 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 30 August 2010

Start another week with Alex who will entertain you in the small hours with his eclectic playlist and unique brand of conversation. There is a brand new Album and Record of the Week from Brandon Flowers and Robbie Williams/Gary Barlow respectively, two more selections from Alex's CD collection in Lester's Library, this morning featuring new releases from Santana and Gary Bennett, and Anthony Bishop gets his request for some Bon Jovi granted in the Listener's Library. Plus, Pause for Thought at 3.20am, the start of National Pet Week, some Spanish in the 4.15 one-off canteen, and mass Fred Slippage as the Dark Lord and his followers tried to find a suitable 1950s costume for a themed wedding to be attended by stand-in producer Andy.

Music Played

40 items
  • Image for John Cougar

    John Cougar Jack And Diane

    John Cougar - American Fool, Mercury

  • Image for The Jackson 5

    The Jackson 5 The Love You Save

    The Best Michael Jackson & Jackson Fi, Polygram Tv, 11

  • Image for Seal

    Seal Secret

    (CD Single), Reprise, 1

  • Image for Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan Positively Fourth Street

    Bob Dylan - Greatest Hits, Columbia

  • Image for Suzanne Vega

    Suzanne Vega Marlene On The Wall

    The Best Of Suzanne Vega, A&M

  • Image for Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow

    Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow Shame

    (CD Single), EMI, 1

  • Image for Derek and the Dominos

    Derek and the Dominos Layla

    American Dreams II (Various Artists), Solitaire Collection

  • Image for Patrice Rushen

    Patrice Rushen Forget Me Nots

    Best Disco Album In The World...Ever!, Virgin

  • Image for Goo Goo Dolls

    Goo Goo Dolls Home

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Keane

    Keane Crystal Ball

    (CD Single), Island


  • Image for The Four Tops

    The Four Tops Baby I Need Your Lovin'

    The Four Tops - The Ultimate Collecti, Motown

  • Image for Chris Isaak

    Chris Isaak Blue Hotel

    Chris Isaak - Wicked Game, Reprise

  • Image for Robert Palmer

    Robert Palmer Johnny & Mary

    The Very Best Of Robert Palmer, EMI

  • Image for Bee Gees

    Bee Gees More Than A Woman

    Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits, Polydor

  • Image for Thea Gilmore

    Thea Gilmore You're The Radio

    (CD Single), Fullfill Records, 1

  • Image for Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Red Hot Chili Peppers Under The Bridge

    The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia

  • Image for Foreigner

    Foreigner Cold As Ice

    It's Only Rock 'n' Roll... (Various), Fragile, 3

  • Image for Phil Collins

    Phil Collins (Love Is Like A) Heatwave

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Natalie Cole

    Natalie Cole This Will Be

    Women In Love (Various Artists), MFP

  • Image for Gene Chandler

    Gene Chandler Duke Of Earl

    Million Sellers Vol.9 - The Sixties, Disky

  • Image for Barenaked Ladies and Erin McCarley

    Barenaked Ladies and Erin McCarley Every Subway Car

    All In Good Time

  • Image for John Waite

    John Waite Missing You

    The Love Album III (Various Artists), Virgin


    • Image for Bon Jovi

      Bon Jovi We Got It Going On

      Lost Highway

  • Image for Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogue Wow

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Neil Young

    Neil Young Only Love Can Break Your Heart

    After The Gold Rush, Reprise, 3

  • Image for Melanie

    Melanie Brand New Key

    The Greatest Hits Of 1972 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Journey

    Journey Don't Stop Believing

    Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label

  • Image for Debbie Harry

    Debbie Harry French Kissing In The USA

    Now 8 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for a-ha

    a-ha a-ha - Butterfly Butterfly (The Last Hurrah)

    (CD Single), Rhino, 1

  • Image for Ben E. King

    Ben E. King Stand By Me

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Brenda Holloway

    Brenda Holloway Every Little Bit Hurts

    And This Time It's For Real (Various), Debutante

  • Image for Kings of Leon

    Kings of Leon Use Somebody

    (CD Single), RCA, 2

  • Image for Brandon Flowers

    Brandon Flowers Hard Enough


  • Image for Alison Krauss

    Alison Krauss Forget About It

    Alison Krauss - Forget About It, Rounder Records

  • Image for Mental as Anything

    Mental as Anything Live It Up

    Drive Time (Various Artists), Dino

  • Image for Rumer

    Rumer Slow

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1


    • Image for Santana featuring India.Arie & Yo-Yo Ma

      Santana featuring India.Arie & Yo-Yo Ma While My Guitar Gently Weeps

  • Image for Roxette

    Roxette Joyride

    Roxette Hits!, Capitol

  • Image for Jools Holland

    Jools Holland, Jamiroquai and The Rhythm & Blues Orchestra I'm In The Mood For Love

    (CD Single), Warner Bros.


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