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3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 10 November 2010

It's time for the first Half-Time Hooter on The Best Time of the Day Show with The Dark Lord himself, Alex Lester. Expect a night of oddball conversation and great music. This morning we are offering cheeky alternative answers to those everyday questions in "When Manners Go Wrong"; we are teaching those lessons that are not part of any school syllabus (never play a trombone in a phonebox!) in "Advice for Life"; more clumsy clichÃ(c)s from TV and film in "Foreseen on the Screen", plus Pause for Thought at 3.20 with Andrew Martlew, and it's business as (un)usual in the 4.15 One-Off Canteen.
From Lester's Library there is track from brilliant new artist, Dylan LeBlanc, and one from Brad Paisley also, while from Listener's Library there is a rare 80s track from Princess. There is another track from Album of the Week by James Blunt and Record of the Week from KT Tunstall. Nobody else, nowhere else.

Music Played

40 items
  • Image for Prince

    Prince 1999

    Prince - The Very Best Of, Warner Bros

  • Image for Lisa Stansfield

    Lisa Stansfield Someday (I'm Coming Back)

    The Love Album (CD 2) (Various Artist, Virgin

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Save My Love

    The Promise, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Carpenters

    Carpenters Superstar

    The Carpenters - Yesterday Once More, A&M

  • Image for Alice Cooper

    Alice Cooper Poison

    Free Spirit (Various Artists), Columbia, 7

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys Together

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly Well All Right

    B.Holly & The Crickets -20 Golden Gre, MCA

  • Image for Shalamar

    Shalamar I Can Make You Feel Good

    Friends - Deluxe Edition, Big Break Records, 4

  • RECORD 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 Big Country

    Big Country Look Away

    Without The Aid Of A Safety Net, EMI

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "PAUPER'S FIELD" (Rough Trade) Out Now

  • Image for The Cranberries

    The Cranberries Dreams

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Jackie Wilson

    Jackie Wilson Reet Petite

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

  • Image for KC and The Sunshine Band

    KC and The Sunshine Band Give It Up

    The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist, Virgin

  • Image for Mott the Hoople

    Mott the Hoople Roll Away The Stone

    Mott The Hoople - Greatest Hits, CBS

  • Image for Rumer

    Rumer Aretha

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Wings

    Wings and Paul McCartney Band On The Run

    (Single), Apple, 3

  • Image for Dixie Chicks

    Dixie Chicks The Long Way Around

    (CD Single), Sony BMG

  • Image for Robert Plant

    Robert Plant You Can't Buy My Love

    Band Of Joy, Rounder, 1

  • Image for B.B. King

    B.B. King Better Not Look Down

    BB King: His Definitive Greatest Hits, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Dusty Springfield

    Dusty Springfield I Only Want To Be With You

    Dusty- The Silver Collection, Philips

  • Image for Take That

    Take That The Flood

    (CD Single), Polydor, 16


  • Image for Depeche Mode

    Depeche Mode Everything Counts

    Depeche Mode - The Singles 1981-1985, Mute Records

  • Image for Tone Damli Aaberge

    Tone Damli Aaberge Butterflies

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Ricky Nelson

    Ricky Nelson Hello Mary Lou

    (CD Single), EMI

  • Image for Haircut One Hundred

    Haircut One Hundred Fantastic Day

    Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Al Jarreau

    Al Jarreau Moonlighting Theme

    Best Of Al Jarreau, Warner Bros

  • Image for Katherine Jenkins

    Katherine Jenkins Tell Me I'm Not Dreaming

    Believe, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Way Down

    Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for Evelyn

    Evelyn "Champagne" King Love Come Down

    Essential Works Of Evelyn Champagne K, RCA

  • Image for Kate & Anna McGarrigle

    Kate & Anna McGarrigle My Town

    Kate & Anna Mcgarrigle, Hannibal

  • Image for The Specials

    The Specials and Rico Rodriguez A Message To You Rudy

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

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "SOME KIND OF TROUBLE" (Atlantic) out now

    • Image for James Blunt

      James Blunt Dangerous

      Some Kind Of Trouble, Atlantic, 3

  • Image for Lauren Pritchard

    Lauren Pritchard Not The Drinking

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Aswad

    Aswad Don't Turn Around

    The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist, Virgin

  • Image for Neil Diamond

    Neil Diamond Midnight Train To Georgia

    Dreams, Columbia, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY suggested by Russ in Gloucestershire

    • Image for Princess

      Princess I'll Keep On Loving You

      The Hit Factory: The Best Of Stock, Aitken And Waterman, Stylus Music, 3

  • Image for Nickelback

    Nickelback How You Remind Me

    Beautiful Game (Various Artists), Universal

  • Image for Jamiroquai

    Jamiroquai Blue Skies

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1


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