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3 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 18 January 2011

There's only one way to get through the night with a smile and that's with Alex, AKA the Dark Lord, on the Best Time of the Day Show. There will be another track from the Album of the Week, another spin of Record of the Week, two more tracks of Alex's eclectic CD collection in the Lester's Library, a selection from you from the Listener's Library and Pause for Thought at 3.20am. Alex is armed with the Drums of Pun, the Mallet of Stupidity and the Howl of Campery; you won't get the chance to even think about sleeping!

Music Played

39 items
  • Image for Feargal Sharkey

    Feargal Sharkey A Good Heart

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

  • Image for Ike Turner

    Ike Turner and Tina Turner River Deep Mountain High

    The Best Of The Rock'n'Roll Years Vo, BBC

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Ain't Good Enough For You

    The Promise, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Sir Duke

    Stevie Wonder - Song Review, Motown

  • Image for Kathryn Williams

    Kathryn Williams Jasmine Hoop

    (CD Single), Caw Records

  • Image for The Bryan Ferry Orchestra

    The Bryan Ferry Orchestra Alphaville

    Olympia, Virgin, 1

  • Image for Snowy White

    Snowy White Bird Of Paradise

    Best Of The 80's Vol 2 (Various), Crimson

  • Image for Chairmen of the Board

    Chairmen of the Board Everything's Tuesday

    The Best Of Chairmen Of The Board, Castle

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK (Columbia) Released 14th February

  • Image for Lindsey Buckingham

    Lindsey Buckingham Trouble

    Lindsey Buckingham - Law & Order, Mercury

  • Lester's Library: Featured on the CD 'Loretta Lynne & Friends: The Coal Miner's Daughter' on Columbia

    • Image for Reba McEntire and The Time Jumpers

      Reba McEntire and The Time Jumpers If You're Not Gone Too Long

  • Image for The Doobie Brothers

    The Doobie Brothers It Keeps You Runnin'

    The Very Best Of The Doobie Brothers, Warner Bros

  • Image for James Blunt

    James Blunt So Far Gone

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Depeche Mode

    Depeche Mode Enjoy The Silence

    (CD Single), Mute Records

  • Image for Belinda Carlisle

    Belinda Carlisle I Get Weak

    Belinda Carlisle - Heaven On Earth, Virgin

  • Image for Teddy Thompson

    Teddy Thompson Looking For A Girl

    (CD Single), Decca, 1

  • Image for Eddi Reader

    Eddi Reader Patience Of Angels

    The Best Of Woman To Woman (Various), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Al Jarreau

    Al Jarreau Mornin'

    Best Of Al Jarreau, Warner Bros

  • Image for Rumer

    Rumer Am I Forgiven

    Seasons Of My Soul, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for The Clash

    The Clash Should I Stay Or Should I Go

    Now 19 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart and Ronnie Isley This Old Heart Of Mine

    The Best Of Rod Stewart, Warner Bros

  • Image for Matisyahu

    Matisyahu One Day

    (CD Single), 100%, 1

  • Lester's Library: Featured on the CD 'Texas Flood' on Epic/Legacy

  • Image for Tracy Chapman

    Tracy Chapman Talkin' Bout A Revolution

    Tracy Chapman, Elektra

  • Image for John Waite

    John Waite Missing You

    The Love Album III (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Take That

    Take That Could It Be Magic

    Take That - Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for Kiki Dee

    Kiki Dee Star

    Young at Heart (Various Artists), Reader's Digest

  • Image for Avery Sunshine

    Avery Sunshine I Got Sunshine

    Avery Sunshine, Dome Records, 1

  • Image for The Hollies

    The Hollies Look Through Any Window

    The Hits Of 1965 (Various Artists), MFP, 18

  • Image for Jonathan Butler

    Jonathan Butler Lies

    Jonathan Butler, Jive

  • Image for Elton John & Leon Russell

    Elton John & Leon Russell Elton John & Leon Russell - When Love Is Dying

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Dennis Brown

    Dennis Brown Money In My Pocket

    Reggae Love Songs (Various Artists), Sanctuary

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK 'Adele - 21' (XL) Released 24th January

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA The Name Of The Game

    Abba Gold, Polydor

  • Image for The Four Tops

    The Four Tops When She Was My Girl

    The Four Tops - The Singles Collectio, Polygram Tv

  • Listener's Library. Suggested by Wayne Jackson in Wales. Featured on the CD 'Rock A Beatin' Boogie' (See For Miles).

    • Image for River Deep Boys

      River Deep Boys Rock A Beatin' Boogie

  • Image for Thea Gilmore

    Thea Gilmore You're The Radio

    (CD Single), Fullfill Records, 1

  • Image for The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Wind Cries Mary

    Jimi Hendrix - The Ultimate Experienc, Polydor

  • Image for Gary

    Gary "U.S." Bonds This Little Girl

    Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label


The A-Z of Alex Lester

The A-Z of Alex Lester

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