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3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 06 July 2011

It's Wednesday which means it is time for the first Half-Time Hooter of the Week; even more inspired daftness and brilliant music from the Dark Lord himself, Alex Lester. More funny filth in Day 3 of National Muck Week, fancy dress gone wrong in "Costume Drama" and sightings of celeb autographs in "Celeb Woz 'Ere".

There is more from Album of the Week by Dionne Bromfield, Record of the Week by Noah and the Whale, two more selections from Alex's personal CD collection, Lester's Library, and one by Bad Manners from the Listener's Library, plus Pause for Thought at 3.20am.

Nobody else, nowhere else.

Music Played

39 items
  • Image for R.E.M.

    R.E.M. Losing My Religion

    R.E.M. - Out Of Time, Warner Bros

  • Image for Donna Summer

    Donna Summer I Feel Love

    Donna Summer - On The Radio, Casablanca, 7

  • Image for Sunrise Avenue

    Sunrise Avenue Hollywood Hills

    (CD Single), Universal Music, 1

  • Image for Sandie Shaw

    Sandie Shaw Monsieur Dupont

    The Very Best Of Sandie Shaw, Castle

  • Image for Depeche Mode

    Depeche Mode People Are People

    Depeche Mode - The Singles 1981-1985, Mute Records


  • Image for Blue Mink

    Blue Mink The Banner Man

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

  • Image for OutKast

    OutKast Hey Ya!

    Outkast - Speakerboxxx, Arista

  • Image for Adele

    Adele Set Fire To The Rain

    21, XL, 5

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "SLASH" (Roadrunner)

    • Image for Slash feat. Myles Kennedy

      Slash feat. Myles Kennedy Starlight

  • Image for Ziggy Marley

    Ziggy Marley and Melody Makers Tomorrow People

    Dancing On Sunshine - 22 Reggae Hits, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Caro Emerald

    Caro Emerald That Man

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 1

  • Image for Maroon 5

    Maroon 5 This Love

    (CD Single), J

  • Image for Wah!

    Wah! The Story Of The Blues (Part 1)

    (CD Single), When!

  • Image for Brooke Fraser

    Brooke Fraser Betty

    Flags, Wood & Done, 1

  • Image for Eddie Rabbitt

    Eddie Rabbitt I Love A Rainy Night

    Country Roads (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Barry Mann

    Barry Mann Who Put The Bomp In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp!

    Rockvile Vol 16, Backline Records

  • Image for Scouting for Girls

    Scouting for Girls Love How It Hurts

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for Freddie McGregor

    Freddie McGregor Just Don't Want To Be Lonely

    Reggae Love Songs (Various Artists), Sanctuary

  • Image for Lisa Loeb

    Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories Stay (I Missed You)

    Woman (Various Artists), Polygram Tv/Sony Tv

  • Image for KISS

    KISS God Gave Rock And Roll To You II

    (CD Single), Interscope


  • Image for Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin Chain Of Fools

    Aretha Franklin - Queen Of Soul, Atlantic

  • Image for Van McCoy

    Van McCoy The Hustle

    Golden Hits Of The 70's (Various Artists), BR Music

  • Image for Nanci Griffith

    Nanci Griffith and Jimmy Buffett I Love This Town

    Nanci Griffith - Hearts In Mind, Universal Music TV

  • Image for Wizzard

    Wizzard See My Baby Jive

    25 Years Of Rock `n' Roll - 1973, Connoisseur

  • Image for James Brown

    James Brown I Got You (I Feel Good)

    Hits Of ... 65 & 66 (Vol.1), Polydor

  • Image for The Overtones

    The Overtones Gambling Man

    (CD Single), Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Tracy Chapman

    Tracy Chapman Baby Can I Hold You

    Tracy Chapman, Elektra

  • Image for Badfinger

    Badfinger No Matter What

    Badfinger - No Dice, Apple

  • Image for The Pierces

    The Pierces You'll Be Mine

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

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

  • Image for Midge Ure

    Midge Ure If I Was

    Electric Dreams (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Return To Sender

    Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for Teddy Thompson

    Teddy Thompson Delilah

    Bella, Decca, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "SKA N' B" (Cherry Red) suggested by Rachel Hackman of Dorset

    • Image for Bad Manners

      Bad Manners Special Brew

      25 Years Of Rock'n'Roll: 1980 (Va), Connoisseur Collection

  • Image for Shalamar

    Shalamar There It Is

    Friends - Deluxe Edition, Big Break Records, 6

  • Image for Ram Jam

    Ram Jam Black Betty

    25 Years Of Rock 'N' Roll: 1977 (Various Artists), Connoisseur Collection, 2

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Isn't She Lovely

    Songs In The Key Of Life Vol.2, Hitsville


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