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3 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 12 April 2011

It's the only way to keep yourself entertained throughout the night with laugh-out-loud chat and playlist crammed with classic tracks, old and new. It is Day 2 of Alex's National Fairground Week; re-live that post-ride nausea all over again. More politically correct re-makes of classic movies in "Sensible Cinema" and - new for today - we are looking under the beds and in the shoeboxes under the stairs for those items we cannot throw away but can't display either. Pause for Thought with Claire Catford and get your Wills and Kate Microwave Ovens and Chimneys in The 4.15 Royal Wedding Tat Machine.

There is another track from Album of the Week by Raphael Saadiq, another play of Record of the Week from Clare Maguire, selections from Lester's Library by Josh Kelley and Southgate & Leigh and your Listener's Library track this morning comes from The Dead Kennedys.

Buffoons are go!

Music Played

40 items
  • Image for Eternal

    Eternal and BeBe Winans I Wanna Be The Only One

    Eternal - Greatest Hits, EMI

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Life On Mars

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Alice Gold

    Alice Gold Runaway Love

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Detroit Emeralds

    Detroit Emeralds Feel The Need In Me

    Heart Full Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Def Leppard

    Def Leppard Animal

    Def Leppard - Hysteria, Phonogram

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "LIGHT AFTER DARK" (Polydor)

    • Image for Clare Maguire

      Clare Maguire The Shield And The Sword

      (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Big Mountain

    Big Mountain Baby I Love Your Way

    No Greater Love (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Prove It All Night

    Darkness On The Edge Of Town, CBS

  • Image for Taio Cruz

    Taio Cruz Telling The World

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Was (Not Was)

    Was (Not Was) Walk The Dinosaur

    (Single), Fontana

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "GEORGIA CLAY" (Humphead)

  • Image for Cameo

    Cameo Word Up

    Now 8 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for The Chordettes

    The Chordettes Lollipop

    Young Love - Sound Of The 60's, Part, Old Gold

  • Image for The Trammps

    The Trammps Disco Inferno

    More Monty (Various Artists), Rca Victor

  • Image for The Kooks

    The Kooks She Moves In Her Own Way

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Image for Kate Bush

    Kate Bush Deeper Understanding

    Director's Cut, Fish People, 4

  • Image for The Show Stoppers

    The Show Stoppers Ain't Nothin' But A House Party

    This Is The Modern World (Various Artists), Universal

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi Keep The Faith

    (CD Single), Jambco, 11

  • Image for Hurts

    Hurts Illuminated


  • Image for Lorna Bennett

    Lorna Bennett Breakfast In Bed

    Reggae Love Songs (Various Artists), Sanctuary

  • Image for Shalamar

    Shalamar Take That To The Bank

    Soul Weekender (Various Artists), Crimson

  • Image for Roxette

    Roxette She's Got Nothing On (But The Radio)

    (CD Single), EMI, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "PLASTIC SURGERY DISASTERS" (Decay) suggested by Eggman

  • Image for The Beautiful South

    The Beautiful South A Little Time

    Music Of The Millennium (Various), Universal

  • Image for Gene Vincent

    Gene Vincent Be Bop A Lula

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

  • Image for The Script

    The Script We Cry

    (CD Single), Sony

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Dancing Queen

    Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition), Polar, 001

  • Image for Amen Corner

    Amen Corner High In The Sky

    And The Beat Goes On Vol 3 (Various), Debutante

  • Image for Cee Lo Green

    Cee Lo Green Bright Lights Bigger City

    (CD Single), Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Belinda Carlisle

    Belinda Carlisle We Want The Same Thing

    A Place On Earth - Greatest Hits, Virgin

  • Image for Gene Pitney

    Gene Pitney 24 Hours From Tulsa

    The Love Songs Of Burt Bacharach, Polygram Tv

  • Image for The Jags

    The Jags Back Of My Hand

    Music Of The Year: 1979 (Various), Spectrum

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "STONE ROLLIN'" (Columbia)

  • Image for Little Big Town

    Little Big Town Fine Line

    A Place To Land, Humphead Records, 1

  • Image for Ron Sexsmith

    Ron Sexsmith Get In Line

    (CD Single), Cooking Vinyl, 1

  • Image for Tori Amos

    Tori Amos Cornflake Girl

    (CD Single), East West Records

  • Image for Booker T. & The MG’s

    Booker T. & The MG’s Green Onions

    Atlantic Soul (Various Artists), Warner E.S.P.


    • Image for Southgate & Leigh

      Southgate & Leigh Reena

  • Image for Sharon Redd

    Sharon Redd Can You Handle It

    The Greatest 80's Soul W/Ender (Va), Warner Strategic Market

  • Image for James Morrison

    James Morrison You Give Me Something

    (CD Single), Polydor


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The A-Z of Alex Lester

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    Alex Lester's Oddcast

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