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3 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 21 March 2011

Start another week with Alex who will entertain you in the small hours with his eclectic playlist and unique brand of conversation. It's an All New Monday; what confuses you the most? We are opening "The Al-X Files". We are adjusting celebs' acts according to their ages in "Turn the Page on Age", and recalling those moments of fear after breaking something we shouldn't have had our hands on the first place in "Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home". More Pause for Thought at 3.20am with Steve Williams, and the doors to the 4.15 One-Off Canteen are open once again, so get the thigh-highs on!

There is a brand new Album of the Week from Roxette, Record of the Week from Alison Kraus and Union Station, selections from Alex's CD collection in Lester's Library are a new one from The Coral and some vintage reggae from Kent Brown and Sir Dee's Group, while your request from the Listener's Library is one by Elvis from the "King Creole" soundtrack.

Nobody else, nowhere else.

Music Played

40 items
  • Image for a-ha

    a-ha The Sun Always Shines On TV

    Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia, 1

  • Image for T. Rex

    T. Rex Jeepster

    Electric Warrior (Deluxe Edition), A&M, 3

  • Image for Rumer

    Rumer Goodbye Girl

    Seasons Of My Soul, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Smokie

    Smokie Living Next Door To Alice

    20 Songs Of Love From The 70's (Vario, MFP

  • Image for Tears for Fears

    Tears for Fears Head Over Heels

    Tears For Fears - Tears Roll Down, Fontana, 5

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "PAPER AIRPLANE" (Rounder) out on April 11th

  • Image for Shalamar

    Shalamar There It Is

    Friends - Deluxe Edition, Big Break Records, 6

  • Image for Frankie Valli

    Frankie Valli Can't Take My Eyes Off You

    Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Ve, Polygram Tv, 19

  • Image for The Human League

    The Human League Never Let Me Go

    (CD Single), Wall Of Sound, 3

  • Image for Joan Osborne

    Joan Osborne One Of Us

    Woman (Various Artists), Polygram Tv/Sony Tv

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "BUTTERFLY HOUSE" (Deltasonic)

  • Image for Raydio

    Raydio Jack & Jill

    The Best Of Ray Parker Jr & Raydio, Arista

  • Image for Bitty McLean

    Bitty McLean It Keeps Rainin' (Tears From My Eyes)

    (CD Single), Brilliant

  • Image for The Spencer Davis Group

    The Spencer Davis Group Keep On Running

    Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television, 1

  • Image for Kate Bush

    Kate Bush Babooshka

    Kate Bush - The Whole Story, EMI

  • Image for Duran Duran

    Duran Duran Girl Panic!

    (CD Single), EMI, 1

  • Image for Billy Idol

    Billy Idol Mony Mony

    More Greatest Hits Of 80's (Various), Disky

  • Image for Suzanne Vega

    Suzanne Vega and DNA Tom's Diner

    Best Of Suzanne Vega - Tried & True, A&M

  • Image for Adele

    Adele Someone Like You

    21, XL, 1

  • Image for Primal Scream

    Primal Scream Rocks

    Dirty Hits, Columbia

  • Image for The Moments

    The Moments Jack In The Box

    The Greatest Hits Of 1977 (Various), Premier

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "KING CREOLE" (Xtra) suggested by Alexandria Gibbs in Kent

    • Image for Elvis Presley

      Elvis Presley Elvis Presley - Crawfish

      King Creole, XTRA, 8

  • Image for Donna Summer

    Donna Summer I Feel Love

    Donna Summer - On The Radio, Casablanca, 7

  • Image for James Blunt

    James Blunt If Time Is All I Have

    Some Kind Of Trouble, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Eagle‐Eye Cherry

    Eagle‐Eye Cherry Save Tonight

    1999 Grammy Nominees (Various Artists, Elektra

  • Image for Love Affair

    Love Affair Everlasting Love

    Heartbeat - Forever Yours, Sony

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi Wanted Dead Or Alive

    The Chart Show: Rock The Nation (Various Artists), Dover, 3

  • Image for Asa

    Asa Be My Man

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 1

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé Lost

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for Kansas

    Kansas Carry On Wayward Son

    American Dreams II (Various Artists), Solitaire Collection, 3

  • Image for Eliza Doolittle

    Eliza Doolittle Mr Medicine

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Danny & The Juniors

    Danny & The Juniors At The Hop

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

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "CHARM SCHOOL" (EMI) out on March 28th

    • Image for Roxette

      Roxette Dream On

      Charm School, EMI/Capitol, 7

  • Image for Susan Cadogan

    Susan Cadogan Hurt So Good

    Young Gifted & Black (Various), Trojan

  • Image for America

    America A Horse With No Name

    America's Greatest Hits - History, Warner Bros

  • Image for Sick Puppies

    Sick Puppies Maybe

    (CD Single)


  • Image for Cheryl Lynn

    Cheryl Lynn Got To Be Real

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for Blue Mink

    Blue Mink The Banner Man

    Dance Hits Of The '60's & '70's, Old Gold, 1

  • Image for Bobby Vee

    Bobby Vee Take Good Care Of My Baby

    The Best Of Bobby Vee, Liberty


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The A-Z of Alex Lester

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