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Alex is here to keep you entertained with his unique brand of witty chat accompanied by a great selection of tunes. It's the penultimate show before the big day now, and in addition to comparing inappropriate gifts we have received over the years, we are now hearing about the worst gifts you have ever received: can you beat a boat in a glass bottle? Antler Watch is also heating up, be on the lookout for those scenes of seasonal sorrow up and down the country; more Dame envy in Panto Lotto, another visit from Noel the Christmas Badger, Pause for Thought at 3.20am with Steve Williams, and wipe your feet on the way out of the 4.15 One-Off Canteen.
More seasonal selections from Lester's Library with some vintage jazz from Gatemouth Moore, one from Tom Waits and a country choice from George Strait. Your selections from the Listener's Library come from Thea Gilmore, Fountains of Wayne and Three Wise Men (XTC in Christmas disguise). There is another track from Album of the Week by Susan Boyle and Record of the Week from newcomer, Edei, also. Bring forth that buffoon in a pear tree.

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3 hours

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Thu 23 Dec 2010 02:00

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