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3 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 10 October 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. There is a new Record and Album of the Week, Pause for Thought, 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. You have been warned!

Music Played

40 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for The Waterboys

      The Waterboys The Whole Of The Moon

      Now 1991 - The Millennium Series, Now

  • Image for Rickie Lee Jones

    Rickie Lee Jones Chuck E's In Love

    Country Roads (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for The Overtones

    The Overtones Second Last Chance

    (CD Single), Rhino, 1

  • Image for R.E.M.

    R.E.M. Near Wild Heaven

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

  • Image for Nancy Sinatra

    Nancy Sinatra These Boots Are Made For Walkin'

    The Greatest Hits Of Nancy Sinatra, Boulevard

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "NATIONAL TREASURES - THE COMPLETE SINGLES" (Columbia) out October 31st

  • Image for Huey Lewis and the News

    Huey Lewis and the News Hip To Be Square

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

  • Image for Pretenders

    Pretenders I'll Stand By You

    The Love Album (CD 2) (Various Artist, Virgin

  • Image for Lady Antebellum

    Lady Antebellum Just A Kiss

    (CD Single), Capitol, 1

  • Image for Carl Perkins

    Carl Perkins That's Alright Mama

    The Ultimate Rock 'N' Roll Collection (Various Artists), Columbia

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the EP, "PSYCHIC LIFE" (Cherry Red)

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi Bad Medicine

    (Single), Vertigo, 2

  • Image for James Morrison

    James Morrison I Won't Let You Go

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for The Cure

      The Cure The Love Cats

      The Cure - Staring At The Sea, Fiction

  • Image for Glen Campbell

    Glen Campbell Southern Nights

    That's Country (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for The Pierces

    The Pierces Kissing You Goodbye

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for The Proclaimers

    The Proclaimers Letter From America

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

  • Image for Corinne Bailey Rae

    Corinne Bailey Rae Put Your Records On

    (CD Single), EMI

  • Image for Alice Cooper

    Alice Cooper Elected

    The Best Glam Rock Album In The World...Ever! (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Matt Cardle

    Matt Cardle Run For Your Life

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for The Isley Brothers

    The Isley Brothers Behind A Painted Smile

    Isley Brothers - Greatest Motown Hits, Motown

  • Image for Kate Bush

    Kate Bush The Man With The Child In His Eyes

    Always And Forever: The Love Album (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for The Whispers

    The Whispers It's A Love Thing

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

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "ACOUSTIQUE" (Earmusic) out now

  • Image for Frankie Lymon

    Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers Why Do Fools Fall In Love

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

  • Image for New Order

    New Order Blue Monday

    (CD Single), Factory Records

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Deniece Williams

      Deniece Williams Let's Hear It For The Boy

      History Of Dance Music Vol.2 (Variou, Connoisseur Collection

  • Image for The Honeycombs

    The Honeycombs Have I The Right

    20 Golden Number Ones, MFP

  • Image for Darren Hayes

    Darren Hayes Black Out The Sun

    (CD Single), Powdered Sugar Productions, 1

  • Image for Lily Allen

    Lily Allen Smile

    (CD Single), Regal

  • Image for Bobby Womack

    Bobby Womack Across 110th Street

    Screen Cuts (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Barry Biggs

    Barry Biggs Sideshow

    Reggae Massive (Various Artists), Dino

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS" (Sour Mash) out on October 17th

  • Image for Thin Lizzy

    Thin Lizzy Jailbreak

    Best Air Guitar Album In The World II, Virgin

  • Image for The Crystals

    The Crystals He's A Rebel

    The Best Of The Crystals, Phil Spector Int

  • Image for Juan Zelada

    Juan Zelada The Blues Remain

    High Ceilings & Collarbones, Decca, 2

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION" (Sony) suggested by Sue Odwell in Essex

    • Image for Dolly Parton

      Dolly Parton I Will Always Love You (1974 Version)

      Dolly Parton: The Ultimate Collection, BMG/RCA, 10

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks Come Dancing

    The Kinks - The Definitive Collection, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Al Green

    Al Green Tired Of Being Alone

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Soul Asylum

    Soul Asylum Runaway Train

    Drivin' With Johnnie Walker (Various), Eastwest Records


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