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3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 01 December 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. The oddball chat continues this morning with the thread, "Eat My House", in which Alex takes suggestions on how to build a 100% edible house. In "Dawn of the Head", we are recalling those "lightbulb" moments when we realised we were wrong along, and in "Receipt for Deceit" we complain about things we have felt ripped off by. Plus, more Pause for Thought at 3.20, and another batch of loons and goons are fed in the 4.15 One-Off Canteen.

From Lester's Library this morning, there are new tracks from both Ella Chi and The Saw Doctors, and the Listener's Library track comes from Steve Earle. There is also another chance to hear Record of the Week from Diane Birch, and a track from Album of the Week by Duffy. Nobody else, nowhere else.

Music Played

40 items
  • Image for The Real Thing

    The Real Thing Can't Get By Without You

    Time For Love (Various Artists), Truetrax

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys West End Girls

    Now That's What I Call Music '86, Now

  • Image for Cee Lo Green

    Cee Lo Green It's OK

    The Lady Killer, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for The Pointer Sisters

    The Pointer Sisters Fire

    Million Sellers Vol.17 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for R. Dean Taylor

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

    And They Danced The Night Away, Debutante

  • Image for Josh Groban

    Josh Groban Hidden Away

    Illuminations, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for The Mamas & the Papas

    The Mamas & the Papas Monday Monday

    The Mamas & The Papas - 20 Greatest H, MFP

  • Image for Van Halen

    Van Halen Jump

    The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "BIBLE BELT" (S-Curve)

  • Image for Cock Robin

    Cock Robin The Promise You Made

    Cock Robin - Simply The Best, Sony

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "ELLA CHI" (Conehead)

  • Image for The Doobie Brothers

    The Doobie Brothers Listen To The Music

    The Very Best Of The Doobie Brothers, Warner Bros

  • Image for Rox

    Rox My Baby Left Me

    (CD Single), Rough Trade, 1

  • Image for Tom Jones

    Tom Jones Didn't It Rain

    Praise & Blame

  • Image for John Cougar

    John Cougar Jack And Diane

    John Cougar - American Fool, Mercury

  • Image for Kate Bush

    Kate Bush Wuthering Heights

    Music Of The Millennium (Various), Universal

  • Image for Tone Damli Aaberge

    Tone Damli Aaberge Butterflies

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Sister Marie Says

    History Of Modern, 100% Records, 2

  • Image for Fairground Attraction

    Fairground Attraction Find My Love

    The First Of A Million Kisses, RCA

  • Image for Chris Rea

    Chris Rea Let's Dance

    Auberge EP, East West Records

  • Image for The Four Seasons

    The Four Seasons and Frankie Valli Big Girls Don't Cry

    Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Ve, Polygram Tv, 7

  • Image for Manic Street Preachers

    Manic Street Preachers and Ian McCulloch Some Kind Of Nothingness

    Postcards From A Young Man, Columbia, 17

  • Image for The Marvelettes

    The Marvelettes Please Mr Postman

    Marvelettes-Compact Command Performan, Motown, 3

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "COPPERHEAD ROAD" (MCA) suggested by Stuart Clamp of Coventry

    • Image for Steve Earle

      Steve Earle Copperhead Road

      Steve Earle - Toe The Line, MCA, 1

  • Image for Eliza Doolittle

    Eliza Doolittle Skinny Genes

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Slade

    Slade Cum On Feel The Noize

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Phil Collins

    Phil Collins Something Happened On The Way To Heaven

    Now 18 (Various Artists), Now, 10

  • Image for The Drifters

    The Drifters Under The Boardwalk

    Very Best Of Ben E.King & The Drifters, Global Television

  • Image for Katherine Jenkins

    Katherine Jenkins Tell Me I'm Not Dreaming

    Believe, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Mink DeVille

    Mink DeVille Spanish Stroll

    The Greatest Hits Of 1977 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Timbaland

    Timbaland Apologize

    (CD Single), Blackground Records

  • Image for Led Zeppelin

    Led Zeppelin Houses Of The Holy

    Led Zeppelin - Latter Days, Atlantic

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "ENDLESSLY" (A&M) out now

    • Image for Duffy

      Duffy Endlessly

      Endlessly, A&M, 6

  • Image for Kaoma

    Kaoma Lambada

    One World (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for The Miracles

    The Miracles Love Machine

    Dancing In The Street (Various Artis, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for KT Tunstall

    KT Tunstall Fade Like A Shadow

    Tiger Suit, Relentless, 1


  • Image for The Isley Brothers

    The Isley Brothers Behind A Painted Smile

    Isley Brothers - Greatest Motown Hits, Motown

  • Image for Tracy Chapman

    Tracy Chapman Fast Car

    Tracy Chapman, Elektra

  • Image for Bryan Adams

    Bryan Adams Heaven

    Bryan Adams - Reckless, A&M


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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