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3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 17 September 2010

Tim Smith is in for Alex and he will be keeping you going through the night with his unique blend of chat and top tunes. From the Smith Family Archive there are tracks from Oasis and Sugar Ray, the Listener's Library track comes from The Mamas and the Papas, the TV Ad Track is from Blur, Fifth Dimension get a spin for Celebrity Birthdays, plus there is a final track from Album of the Week from Robert Plant's Band of Joy, and Record of the Week from Michael Buble. There is more Pause for Thought at 3.20am and another 'What Do They All Have in Common?' challenge to tease the brain cells.

Music Played

37 items
  • Image for KC and The Sunshine Band

    KC and The Sunshine Band Get Down Tonight

    Billboard Top Hits 1975, Rhino

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Mary's Place

    Bruce Springsteen - The Rising, Columbia

  • Image for Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow

    Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow Shame

    (CD Single), EMI, 1

  • Image for Gerry & The Pacemakers

    Gerry & The Pacemakers Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying

    The Hits Of 1964 (Various Artists), MFP

  • Image for Propaganda

    Propaganda Duel

    A Secret Wish - Propaganda, ZTT, 12

  • Image for FM

    FM Bring Back Yesterday

    (CD Single)

  • Image for The 5th Dimension

    The 5th Dimension Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In

    Million Sellers Vol.7 - The Sixties, Disky

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "CRAZY LOVE: HOLLYWOOD EDITION" (Warners)

  • Image for Suzanne Vega

    Suzanne Vega and DNA Tom's Diner

    Best Of Suzanne Vega - Tried & True, A&M

  • MUSIC FROM THE SMITH FAMILY ARCHIVE from the CD, "14:59" (Warner)

  • Image for Enrique Iglesias & Nicole Scherzinger

    Enrique Iglesias & Nicole Scherzinger Heartbeat

    (CD Single), Polydor, 2

  • Image for Phil Collins

    Phil Collins Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me For A Little While)

    Going Back

  • Image for The Human League

    The Human League Keep Feeling Fascination

    Now 1983 - The Millennium Series, EMI

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi Livin' On A Prayer

    Music Of The Millennium (Various), Universal Music Tv, 1

  • Image for Seal

    Seal Secret

    (CD Single), Reprise, 1

  • Image for Bob Marley & The Wailers

    Bob Marley & The Wailers and Bob Marley Iron Lion Zion

    (CD Single), Tuff Gong

  • Image for The Bellamy Brothers

    The Bellamy Brothers Let Your Love Flow

    Country Moods (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for The Commodores

    The Commodores Brick House

    Dancing In The Street (Various Artis, Universal Music Tv

  • LISTENERS' LIBRARY from the CD, "CALIFORNIA DREAMIN': THE BEST OF..." (Island) suggested by Gavin from Berkshire

  • Image for Amy Macdonald

    Amy Macdonald Love, Love

    A Curious Thing, Mercury, 1

  • Image for Kansas

    Kansas Dust In The Wind

    The Best Of Kansas, Epic

  • Image for Blur

    Blur The Universal

    (CD Single), Food

  • Image for Fyfe Dangerfield

    Fyfe Dangerfield Barricades

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Talk Talk

    Talk Talk Life's What You Make It

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

  • Image for 10cc

    10cc Life Is A Minestrone

    The Very Best Of 10cc, Mercury

  • Image for Nik Kershaw

    Nik Kershaw The Riddle

    The Essential Nik Kershaw, Spectrum

  • Image for Harper Simon

    Harper Simon Berkeley Girl

    New York, Tulsi Records, 10

  • Image for Gloria Jones

    Gloria Jones Tainted Love

    The Best Northern Soul All-Nighter (V, Virgin

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "BAND OF JOY" (Decca)

  • Image for Change

    Change A Lover's Holiday

    (Single), WEA

  • Image for Keith Michell, Captain Beaky and His Band

    Keith Michell, Captain Beaky and His Band Captain Beaky


    • Image for Oasis

      Oasis Round Are Way

  • Image for Fats Domino

    Fats Domino Ain't That A Shame

    That's Rock'n'Roll (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Imelda May

    Imelda May Mayhem

    (CD Single), Decca, 1

  • Image for Johnny Hates Jazz

    Johnny Hates Jazz Shattered Dreams

    Now 1987 - The Millennium Series, EMI

  • Image for The Cardigans

    The Cardigans Lovefool

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for Black

    Black Wonderful Life

    Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia


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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