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3 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 04 July 2011

Fight off those Monday blues by tuning in to Alex on the Best Time of the Day Show for a dose of night-owl comedy and fantastic music. It is Day 1 of Alex's National Muck Week, hear those tales of mud and grime that have enlightened our lives, and in "Celeb Woz 'Ere" we celebrate those signed celebrity pictures often found in restaurants, pubs and key-cutting stores.

There is a new Record of the Week from Noah and the Whale, Album of the Week from Dionne Bromfield, Pause for Thought at 3.20am, two more unexpected tracks from Lester's Library and one from you from the Listener's Library. Beware, the Drums of Pun or the Mallet of Stupidity could go off at any time. Welcome back, Alex!

Music Played

39 items
  • Image for AC/DC

    AC/DC Back In Black

    Back In Black, Epic, 6

  • Image for The Trammps

    The Trammps Disco Inferno

    More Monty (Various Artists), Rca Victor

  • Image for Lee Dorsey

    Lee Dorsey Working In A Coalmine

    (CD Single), Charly

  • Image for Caro Emerald

    Caro Emerald That Man

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 1

  • Image for Lightning Seeds

    Lightning Seeds The Life Of Riley

    Sense - The Lightning Seeds, Virgin

  • Image for The Coral

    The Coral In The Morning

    (CD Single), Deltasonic


  • Image for Kay Starr

    Kay Starr Rock And Roll Waltz

    Housewives Choice (Various Artists), Music & Memories

  • Image for Nick Lowe

    Nick Lowe I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass

    The Best Of Nick Lowe, Demon Records, 6

  • Image for Joss Stone

    Joss Stone Somehow

    (CD Single), Stoned Records, 1

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "CHARLESTON, SC, 1966" (Wrasse)

  • Image for Ricky Nelson

    Ricky Nelson Hello Mary Lou

    (CD Single), EMI

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Hungry Heart

    Bruce Springsteen - Greatest Hits, Columbia

  • Image for Scouting for Girls

    Scouting for Girls Love How It Hurts

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for Billy Joel

    Billy Joel Uptown Girl

    An Innocent Man, CBS

  • Image for Prince

    Prince The Most Beautiful Girl In The World

    (CD Single), NPG RECORDS

  • Image for Adele

    Adele Set Fire To The Rain

    21, XL, 5

  • Image for The Dave Clark Five

    The Dave Clark Five Glad All Over

    Glad All Over Again, EMI

  • Image for Sheryl Crow

    Sheryl Crow Steve McQueen

    (CD Single), A&M

  • Image for James Blunt

    James Blunt I'll Be Your Man

    Some Kind Of Trouble, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Yes

    Yes Owner Of A Lonely Heart

    Top Gear 2 - Various Artists, Columbia

  • Image for Imagination

    Imagination Just An Illusion

    Heart Full Of Soul 2 (Various Artist, Global Television

  • Image for Juan Zelada

    Juan Zelada Breakfast In Spitalfields

    High Ceilings & Collarbones, Decca, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "HONKY TONKS, TRUCKERS & TEARS" (Ace) suggested by Stig

    • Image for Red Sovine

      Red Sovine Teddy Bear

      Honky Tonks Truckers & Tears: The Billboard Country Chart Hits 1964-1980, Ace, 24

  • Image for KT Tunstall

    KT Tunstall Black Horse & The Cherry Tree

    (CD Single), Relentless Records

  • Image for Lorna Bennett

    Lorna Bennett Breakfast In Bed

    Reggae Love Songs (Various Artists), Sanctuary

  • Image for Pink Floyd

    Pink Floyd Another Brick In The Wall

    Pink Floyd, Harvest

  • Image for Howard Jones

    Howard Jones New Song

    Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Parlophone

  • Image for Brooke Fraser

    Brooke Fraser Betty

    Flags, Wood & Done, 1

  • Image for Gallagher & Lyle

    Gallagher & Lyle I Wanna Stay With You

    Gallagher & Lyle - Breakaway, River Records

  • Image for Michelle Shocked

    Michelle Shocked Anchorage

    The No.1 Country Album (Various), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Plain White T's

    Plain White T's Boomerang

    (CD Single), Hollywood Records, 1

  • Image for The Ronettes

    The Ronettes Baby I Love You

    The Best Of The Ronettes, Phil Spector Int

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "GOOD FOR THE SOUL" (Island) out now

  • Image for Steppenwolf

    Steppenwolf Born To Be Wild

    Rock Anthems Volume 2 (Various), Dino

  • Image for Red Dragon

    Red Dragon and Brian & Tony Gold Compliments On Your Kiss

    The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist, Virgin

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "SYMPATHIQUE" (Wrasse)

  • Image for Patrick Wolf

    Patrick Wolf House

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Tom Robinson

    Tom Robinson War Baby

    The Ultimate Eighties (Various), Hit Records


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