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3 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 14 June 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 National Ladder Week: stairway to Heaven or a device for disaster? New for today, it's "Funny Faults": tell us about those items you have bought which were so hideously faulty you just had to laugh. Pause for Thought at 3.20am and another visit to the 4.15 Confusion Hareem to ask those questions you have always been too embarrassed to ask elsewhere.

There is another track from Album of the Week by Nerina Pallot, another play of Record of the Week by Teddy Thompson, Lester's Library tracks by Louis Jordan and Sam Gray, and one of your choices from the Listener's Library by Pink Floyd.

Nobody else, nowhere else.

Music Played

40 items
  • Image for Prefab Sprout

    Prefab Sprout The King Of Rock 'n' Roll

    Hits Album 8, Part 2 (Various Artist, Hits Album

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Changes

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Stevie Nicks

    Stevie Nicks Secret Love

    In Your Dreams, Reprise, 1

  • Image for Lloyd Price

    Lloyd Price Stagger Lee

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

  • Image for Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse Rehab

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Patrick Wolf

    Patrick Wolf House

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Def Leppard

    Def Leppard Pour Some Sugar On Me

    More Monkey Business From Catalogue Marketing (Various Artists), Universal

  • Image for Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton Better Get To Livin'

    (CD Single), Universal, 1

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "BELLA" (Verve)

  • Image for The Diamonds

    The Diamonds Little Darlin'

    Rediscover The 50's-Rock With The Cav, Old Gold

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY (Transmission Recordings)

  • Image for Mica Paris

    Mica Paris My One Temptation

    Heart & Soul - 40 Smooth Soul Grooves, Polygram Tv

  • Image for The Boomtown Rats

    The Boomtown Rats I Don't Like Mondays

    25 Years Of Rock'NRoll: 1979 (Various Artists), Connoisseur Collection, 15

  • Image for The Upsetters

    The Upsetters Return Of Django

    Million Sellers Vol.10 - The Sixties, Disky

  • Image for John Parr

    John Parr St Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)

    Now 1985 - The Millennium Series, EMI

  • Image for Bobby Womack

    Bobby Womack Across 110th Street

    Screen Cuts (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Adele

    Adele Set Fire To The Rain

    21, XL, 5

  • Image for Razorlight

    Razorlight In The Morning

    (CD Single), Vertigo

  • Image for Dinah Washington

    Dinah Washington Mad About The Boy

    Mixed Emotions III (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Julian Velard

    Julian Velard Sentimental

    (CD Single), Planeteer Records, 1

  • Image for The Cardigans

    The Cardigans Lovefool

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for Junior

    Junior Mama Used To Say

    And They Danced The Night Away, Debutante

  • Image for Jonathan Jeremiah

    Jonathan Jeremiah Heart Of Stone

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "SOUNDTRACK TO THE FILM 'MORE'" (EMI) suggested by David Connor in Leeds

  • Image for Dusty Springfield

    Dusty Springfield Little By Little

    Dusty- The Silver Collection, Philips

  • Image for America

    America Sister Golden Hair

    America's Greatest Hits - History, Warner Bros

  • Image for Tina Charles

    Tina Charles I Love To Love

    70's Number Ones Vol 2, Old Gold

  • Image for Billy Joel

    Billy Joel Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)

    The Stranger, Columbia, 1

  • Image for The Smiths

    The Smiths This Charming Man

    The Smiths - The Very Best Of, WEA, 2

  • Image for Cee Lo Green

    Cee Lo Green I Want You

    The Lady Killer, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Heart Of Glass

    Billboard Top Hits: 1979 (Various), Rhino, 13

  • Image for Eddy Grant

    Eddy Grant Gimme Hope Jo'anna

    Now 11, Part 1 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Syreeta

    Syreeta Your Kiss Is Sweet

    Motown Hits Of Gold Vol.7 (Various), Motown

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "YEAR OF THE WOLF" (Geffen) out now

  • Image for Marillion

    Marillion Kayleigh

    The 80's Love Album (Various Artists, Virgin

  • Image for The Christians

    The Christians Ideal World

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi Bad Medicine

    (Single), Vertigo, 2

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "THE HISTORY OF RHYTHM & BLUES 1942 - 1952" (Rhythm and Blues)

  • Image for Dorothy Moore

    Dorothy Moore Misty Blue

    Heart Full Of Soul 2 (Various Artist, Global Television

  • Image for Chris Farlowe

    Chris Farlowe Out Of Time

    99p Guarantees You 73 Minutes 22 Seconds Of Great Music!!! (Various Artists), See For Miles, 2


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