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3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 30 September 2010

Tune in for another serving of the show that will simply refuse to let you sleep. New for today, we are reliving those moments when wildlife got a little too close in There's a Goat in My House. We are compiling our own CD, The Most Unlikely Album in the World...Ever; suggested tracks include The Millibands singing "He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother", and Victoria Beckham and Colleen Rooney's rendition of "She Works Hard for the Money". There are more tales of odd things that have been posted through your letterbox in Letter the Devil You Know, plus Pause for Thought at 3.20am, the second Half-Time Hooter of the Week and more newcomers are ushered into the 4.15 One-Off Canteen.

From Lester's Library there is a new track from 70s rockers, Stray, and one from Billy Currington. The Listener's Library track comes from Lambcop. There is another track from Album of the Week from KT Tunstall and Record of the Week by James Blunt. Nobody else, nowhere else.

Music Played

38 items
  • Image for Wham!

    Wham! Freedom

    Wham - The Best Of Wham!, Epic

  • Image for Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin Think

    Aretha Franklin - Queen Of Soul, Atlantic

  • Image for Lifehouse

    Lifehouse Halfway Gone

    Smoke & Mirrors, Geffen, 1

  • Image for Barry White

    Barry White Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe

    Afrodisiac (Various Artists), Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Sheryl Crow

    Sheryl Crow Sign Your Name

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay The Scientist

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "SOME KIND OF TROUBLE" (Atlantic)

    • Image for James Blunt

      James Blunt Stay The Night

      Some Kind Of Trouble, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for The Flaming Lips

    The Flaming Lips Do You Realize??

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for Alice Cooper

    Alice Cooper Elected

    The Best Glam Rock Album In The World...Ever! (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Alicia Keys

    Alicia Keys You Don't Know My Name

    (CD Single), BMG

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "VALHALLA" (Angel Air Records)

    • Image for Stray

      Stray Move a Mountain

  • Image for Enrique Iglesias & Nicole Scherzinger

    Enrique Iglesias & Nicole Scherzinger Heartbeat

    (CD Single), Polydor, 2

  • Image for P!nk

    P!nk Get The Party Started

    The Very Best Of All Woman 2003 (Var), BMG

  • Image for Detroit Emeralds

    Detroit Emeralds Feel The Need In Me

    Heart Full Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Manic Street Preachers

    Manic Street Preachers (It's Not War) Just The End Of Love

    (CD Single), Columbia, 16

  • Image for The Monkees

    The Monkees Daydream Believer

    Hey Hey It's The Monkees Greatest Hit, K-Tel, 5

  • Image for Carly Simon

    Carly Simon Coming Around Again

    The Very Best Of Carly Simon, Global Television

  • Image for Fran Healy

    Fran Healy Buttercups

    (CD Single), Wreckord Label, 1

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Don't Be Cruel

    (CD Single), RCA

  • Image for Rox

    Rox Crazy (Great British Songbook)

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Rockaria!

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "OH (OHIO)" (cityslang) suggested by Stacey from The Wirrall

  • Image for The Crusaders

    The Crusaders Street Life

    The Very Best Of Randy Crawford, Dino

  • Image for Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow

    Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow Shame

    (CD Single), EMI, 1

  • Image for The Doobie Brothers

    The Doobie Brothers What A Fool Believes

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for Genesis

    Genesis Land Of Confusion

    Genesis - Turn It On Again, Virgin

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Satisfaction

    The Rolling Stones - Remastered, Abkco

  • Image for Caro Emerald

    Caro Emerald Back It Up

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 2

  • Image for Bobby McFerrin

    Bobby McFerrin Don't Worry Be Happy

    Now 13, Part 1 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Tom Petty

    Tom Petty and Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Learning To Fly

    (CD Single), MCA

  • Image for The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience Crosstown Traffic

    The Jimi Hendrix Collection, Universal

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "TIGER SUIT" (Relentless) out now

    • Image for KT Tunstall

      KT Tunstall Fade Like A Shadow

      Tiger Suit, Relentless, 1

  • Image for Kate Bush

    Kate Bush Babooshka

    Kate Bush - The Whole Story, EMI

  • Image for R.E.M.

    R.E.M. The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite

    R.E.M. - Automatic For The People, Warner Bros

  • Image for Goldfrapp

    Goldfrapp Rocket

    (CD Single), Mute, 1

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "ENJOY YOURSELF" (Humphead)

  • Image for T. Rex

    T. Rex Telegram Sam

    The Greatest Hits Of 1972 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Alanis Morissette

    Alanis Morissette Ironic

    Alanis Morissette -Jagged Little Pill, Maverick


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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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