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3 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 25 October 2010

Laugh away those Monday with the Best Time of the Day Show for offbeat conversation and fantastic music.

This morning is a nearly All New Monday. In "Not Complete But It Works" we ask what the point of getting stuff finished is when the nearly done version is fine and does the job. "I Feel Asleep While..." does what it says on the tin. It seems everyone has nodded-off at a moment when they really should have been awake at some point in their lives. And we continue "I Rechristened And They Listened" featuring objects you've renamed with a title that's more apt or useful.

Luncheon meat is on the menu at The 4.15 One-Off Canteen and Pause For Thought is with John Kirkby.
From Lester's Library there's hand-picked cuts from George Jones and Melvin Taylor while The Listener's Library track is by The Edgar Broughton Band. There's the new Record of the Week by Tone Damli and a track from the new Album of the Week by Rumer.

You'll wonder where the time went.

Music Played

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  • Image for New Order

    New Order True Faith '94

    True Brit (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for R. Dean Taylor

    R. Dean Taylor There's A Ghost In My House

    And They Danced The Night Away, Debutante

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith Smoke & Mirrors

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

  • Image for Sade

    Sade The Sweetest Taboo

    All Woman 2 (Various Artists), Quality Television

  • Image for Robert Plant

    Robert Plant You Can't Buy My Love

    Band Of Joy, Rounder, 1

  • Image for The Temptations

    The Temptations Get Ready

    Dancing In The Street (Various Artis, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Roxy Music

    Roxy Music More Than This

    Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music - Street Life, Eg

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "I KNOW" (Mercury) out on November 8th

  • Image for Carpenters

    Carpenters Only Yesterday

    The Carpenters - Yesterday Once More, A&M

  • Image for Asia

    Asia Heat Of The Moment

    Various Artists - New Frontiers, Temple Records


  • Image for Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton Better Get To Livin'

    (CD Single), Universal, 1

  • Image for The Four Tops

    The Four Tops Baby I Need Your Lovin'

    The Four Tops - The Ultimate Collecti, Motown

  • Image for Mary Chapin Carpenter

    Mary Chapin Carpenter The Way I Feel

    The Age Of Miracles, Rounder, 16

  • Image for The Jam

    The Jam A Town Called Malice

    Jam Story, Universal

  • Image for Jamiroquai

    Jamiroquai Canned Heat

    (CD Single), Sony

  • Image for James Blunt

    James Blunt Stay The Night

    Some Kind Of Trouble, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Martha Reeves

    Martha Reeves and The Vandellas I Can't Dance To That Music You're Playin'

    Dancing In The Streets: Motown's Greatest Hits (Various Artists), Motown

  • Image for Heaven 17

    Heaven 17 Temptation

    Now 1983 - The Millennium Series, Now

  • Image for The Stranglers

    The Stranglers Golden Brown

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Lauren Pritchard

    Lauren Pritchard Not The Drinking

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Dave Edmunds

    Dave Edmunds Queen Of Hearts

    The Best Of Dave Edmunds, Swansong

  • Image for KT Tunstall

    KT Tunstall Other Side Of The World

    (CD Single), Relentless Records

  • Image for Buffalo Springfield

    Buffalo Springfield For What It's Worth

    Buffalo Springfield, Atlantic

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "SING BROTHER SING" (Code 7) suggested by Mike Butler from Worcester

  • Image for Duran Duran

    Duran Duran Girls On Film

    Duran Duran - Decade, EMI, 1

  • Image for Marianne Faithfull

    Marianne Faithfull As Tears Go By

    The Very Best Of Marianne Faithfull, London

  • Image for JLS

    JLS Love You More

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for Billy Ocean

    Billy Ocean Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)

    Billy Ocean - Love Is For Ever (L.I.F, Jive

  • Image for Lynyrd Skynyrd

    Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama

    The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia

  • Image for Thea Gilmore

    Thea Gilmore Teach Me To Be Bad

    (CD Single), Fullfill Records, 1

  • Image for The Buggles

    The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star

    Our Friends Electric (Various Artist, Telstar

  • Image for Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash Ring Of Fire

    Johnny Cash - Man In Black, Columbia

  • Image for Quincy Jones

    Quincy Jones and Dune Ai No Corrida

    Hits Of 1981 & 1982 (Various Artists, Polydor

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "SEASONS OF MY SOUL" (Atlantic) out on November 1st

    • Image for Rumer

      Rumer Blackbird

      Seasons Of My Soul, Atlantic, 9

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart It's The Same Old Song

    Soulbook, RCA, 1

  • Image for Pat Benatar

    Pat Benatar All Fired Up

    The Very Best Of Pat Benatar, Chrysalis

  • Image for Take That

    Take That The Flood

    (CD Single), Polydor, 16


  • Image for The Crystals

    The Crystals Da Doo Ron Ron

    The Best Of The Crystals, Phil Spector Int

  • Image for XTC

    XTC Senses Working Overtime

    Power Pop Anthems (Various Artists), Virgin, 3

  • Image for Red Dragon

    Red Dragon and Brian & Tony Gold Compliments On Your Kiss

    The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist, Virgin


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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