iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for 17/08/2011

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio


3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 17 August 2011

It's Wednesday which means it is time for the first Half-Time Hooter of the Week; with even more inspired daftness and brilliant music from the Dark Lord himself, Alex Lester.

There is more from Album and Record of the Week, two more selections from Alex's personal CD collection, Lester's Library, and one of your chosen tracks from the Listener's Library, plus Pause for Thought. Nobody else, nowhere else.

Music Played

41 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for David Bowie

      David Bowie Sound And Vision

      David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Sophie B. Hawkins

    Sophie B. Hawkins Right Beside You

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Two Way Traffic

    Quid Pro Quo, Fourth Chord Records, 1

  • Image for Maroon 5

    Maroon 5 She Will Be Loved

    (CD Single), J

  • Image for Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin Think

    Aretha Franklin - Queen Of Soul, Atlantic

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "SUPERHEAVY" (A&M) out on 19th September

  • Image for Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash A Thing Called Love

    Country Moods (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Goldfrapp

    Goldfrapp Rocket

    (CD Single), Mute, 1

  • Image for Lenny Kravitz

    Lenny Kravitz Stand

    (CD Single), Roadrunner Records, 1

  • Image for The Bluetones

    The Bluetones Slight Return

    Now 34 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Chris Montez

    Chris Montez Let's Dance

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

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming EP, "EXTRA PLAYLFUL" (Pias) out on 19th September

  • Image for Sade

    Sade Your Love Is King

    The Greatest Love Vol.2 (Various), Telstar, 1

  • Image for OneRepublic

    OneRepublic Good Life

    Waking Up, Mosley Music/Interscope Records, 1

  • HOUR 2

  • Image for Kay Starr

    Kay Starr Rock And Roll Waltz

    Housewives Choice (Various Artists), Music & Memories

  • Image for The Feeling

    The Feeling A Hundred Sinners

    (CD Single), Universal Island Records, 1

  • Image for ZZ Top

    ZZ Top Legs

    Driving Rock (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Dobie Gray

    Dobie Gray The In Crowd

    Originals 2 (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Beverley Knight

    Beverley Knight Cuddly Toy

    (CD Single), Hurricane Records, 1

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys Lady Lynda

    (CD Single), Capitol

  • Image for Audrey Hall

    Audrey Hall Smile

    Reggae Love Songs (Various Artists), Sanctuary

  • Image for Pilot

    Pilot Magic

    25 Years Of Rock'n'Roll Vol.2 (1974), Connoisseur Collection

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie What I Heard

    Panic Of Girls, Five Seven Music, 2

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "LAST DAYS OF MEANING"

  • Image for Keane

    Keane Is It Any Wonder?

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton Together You And I

    Better Day, Sony, 1

  • HOUR 3

  • Image for 10cc

    10cc Dreadlock Holiday

    The Very Best Of 10cc, Mercury, 15

  • Image for Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly True Love Ways

    Heartbeat: Love Me Tender (Various), Global Television

  • Image for Take That

    Take That When We Were Young

    Progressed, Mercury, 1

  • Image for Amy Macdonald

    Amy Macdonald L.A.

    (CD Single), Vertigo

  • Image for Bryan Adams

    Bryan Adams Summer Of 69

    Bryan Adams - The Best Of Me, Mercury

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "ECHOES" (RCA) out August 22nd

  • Image for Phil Fearon

    Phil Fearon and Galaxy What Do I Do?

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

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Tumbling Dice

    The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco, 1

  • Image for Nerina Pallot

    Nerina Pallot Turn Me On Again

    (CD Single), Geffen, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "FRIENDS" (Repertoire) suggested by Tom Arthur

  • Image for The Alan Parsons Project

    The Alan Parsons Project Eye In The Sky

    Top Hits: 1982 (Various Artists), Rhino

  • Image for Sixpence None the Richer

    Sixpence None the Richer Kiss Me

    The Best Love Songs...Ever! (Various), Virgin

  • Image for Doris Day

    Doris Day Heaven Tonight

    My Heart, Sony, 1


The A-Z of Alex Lester

The A-Z of Alex Lester

To celebrate Alex's 26th year on Radio 2 here's a handy guide to his nocturnal world.


  1. Image for Alex Lester's Oddcast

    Alex Lester's Oddcast

    Alex Lester's latest musings on 'Alex World', featuring listener contributions, taken from his Best…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss