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3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 20 October 2010

It's time for the first Half-Time Hooter Of The Week on The Best Time of the Day Shoe with The Dark Lord himself, Alex Lester. There is the usual oddball conversation, which today includes the threads "Rela-telly-tives" - your tales of seeing someone you know in an enexpected place, "Was It Worth The Wait?" - your stories of when you finally got around to doing something, and your funny moments when you first tried a computer as part of the First Click on Radio 2 campaign. There's a selection of great music which includes another track from the Radio 2 Album of the Week from Elton John & Leon Russell, another spin of the Record of the Week from Hurts, Les Shelleys and Pint Shot Riot in Lester's Library and Japan gets played on Listener's Library courtesy of Davy from Musselburgh. There are more inductees into the 4.15 One-Off Canteen and another Pause for Thought from Rabbi Y.Y.Rubenstein at 3.20am.
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Music Played

39 items
  • Image for Thin Lizzy

    Thin Lizzy The Boys Are Back In Town

    (Single), Vertigo, 10

  • Image for Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin Respect

    Aretha Franklin - Queen Of Soul, Atlantic

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé Hollywood

    (CD Single), Reprise, 1

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Oh Diane

    Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits, Warner Bros

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Strawberry Fields Forever

    Magical Mystery Tour, Parlophone, 8

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the album, "HAPPINESS" (RCA) out now

    • Image for Hurts

      Hurts Stay

      (CD Single), Major Records, 1

  • Image for Dire Straits

    Dire Straits Lady Writer

    Sultans Of Swing - Best Of Dire Straits, Vertigo

  • Image for Kirsty MacColl

    Kirsty MacColl A New England

    The Best Of The 80's Vol.II (Various), Crimson

  • Image for Robert Plant

    Robert Plant You Can't Buy My Love

    Band Of Joy, Rounder, 1

  • Image for Lauren Wood

    Lauren Wood Fallen

    Pretty Woman - Soundtrack, EMI

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the SINGLE, "HAZY DAYS" (Big City Records)

  • Image for Queen

    Queen Fat Bottomed Girls

    Queen - Greatest Hits, Parlophone

  • Image for Pixie Lott

    Pixie Lott Broken Arrow

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Gary Numan

    Gary Numan Cars

    Greatest Hits Of The 70's (Various), Disky

  • Image for Marvin Gaye

    Marvin Gaye Can I Get A Witness

    The Very Best Of Marvin Gaye, Motown

  • Image for Rumer

    Rumer Aretha

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Speed Of Sound

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Soul II Soul

    Soul II Soul and Caron Wheeler Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)

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

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith Smoke & Mirrors

    Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?, Epic, 1

  • Image for Santana

    Santana She's Not There

    Santana - The Ultimate Collection, Sony

  • Image for Youssou N'Dour

    Youssou N'Dour and Neneh Cherry 7 Seconds

    Love - 38 All Time Love Classics, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Cee Lo Green

    Cee Lo Green Forget You

    (CD Single), Warner Music UK, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "QUIET LIFE" (EMI) suggested by Davy from Musselburgh

    • Image for Japan

      Japan Quiet Life

      The Very Best Of, EMI, 3

  • Image for Reba McEntire

    Reba McEntire If I Fell

    (CD Single), MCA

  • Image for Eagles

    Eagles Tequila Sunrise

    The Best Of Eagles, Asylum

  • Image for The Drizabone Soul Family

    The Drizabone Soul Family Don't Break My Heart

    (CD Single), Dome, 1

  • Image for Chic

    Chic Le Freak

    Our Friends In The North - TV Drama S, Telstar

  • Image for The Style Council

    The Style Council My Ever Changing Moods

    The Style Council - Greatest Hits, Polydor, 1

  • Image for Jamiroquai

    Jamiroquai Blue Skies

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Michelle Shocked

    Michelle Shocked Anchorage

    The No.1 Country Album (Various), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Rainbow

    Rainbow I Surrender

    The Final Countdown (Various), Telstar

  • Image for The Teddy Bears

    The Teddy Bears To Know Him Is To Love Him

    Young Love - Sound Of The 60's, Part, Compact Records

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from CD, "THE UNION" (Mercury)

  • Image for Gerry Rafferty

    Gerry Rafferty Baker Street

    Songs Of The Century (Disc 2), Global Records & Tapes

  • 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 Beth Nielsen Chapman

    Beth Nielsen Chapman Even As It All Goes By

    (CD Single)


  • Image for Yarbrough & Peoples

    Yarbrough & Peoples Don't Stop The Music

    The Two Of Us, BBR, 011

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift Mine

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1


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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