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3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 17 November 2011

Alex is here to keep you entertained with his unique brand of witty chat accompanied by a great selection of tunes.

There is more from Album of the Week, another play of the Record of the Week, two tracks you may not have heard before from Lester's Library, one of your choices from the Listener's Library, Pause for Thought at 3.20am, and the second Half-Time Hooter of the Week. Let the buffoonery begin!

Music Played

40 items
  • HOUR 1

  • Image for Simply Red

    Simply Red Fairground

    Simply Red Greatest Hits, East West Records

  • Image for Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse Our Day Will Come

    Lioness: Hidden Treasures, Island, 1

  • Image for The Troggs

    The Troggs Wild Thing

    The Greatest Hits Of 1966, Premier

  • Image for Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton Here You Come Again

    Dolly Parton: The Ultimate Collection, BMG/RCA

  • Image for James Morrison & Jessie J

    James Morrison & Jessie J Up

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Billy Ocean

    Billy Ocean When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going

    Billy Ocean - Love Is For Ever (L.I.F, Jive

  • Image for The Soldiers & Robin Gibb

    The Soldiers & Robin Gibb I've Gotta Get A Message To You

    (CD Single), DMG TV, 1

  • Image for Sophie B. Hawkins

    Sophie B. Hawkins Right Beside You

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for ABC

    ABC The Look Of Love

    And Then She Kissed Me Vol.1 (Various, Debutante

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY (Proper Records)

  • Image for Arthur Conley

    Arthur Conley Sweet Soul Music

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "THE LADY KILLER: PLATINUM EDITION" (Warner) out 28th November

    • Image for Cee Lo Green

      Cee Lo Green Anyway

      Ladykiller: Platinum Edition, Warner Bros, 1

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Billy Joel

      Billy Joel It's Still Rock & Roll To Me

      Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Vol.2, CBS

  • Image for The Source

    The Source and Candi Staton You Got The Love

    Smash Hits Massive! (Various Artists), Dover Records

  • Image for Caro Emerald

    Caro Emerald Stuck

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 1

  • Image for Four Tops

    Four Tops Walk Away Renee

    The Four Tops - The Singles Collectio, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Rick Springfield

    Rick Springfield Jessie's Girl

    Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label

  • Image for Tony Bennett

    Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga The Lady Is A Tramp

    Duets II, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Gary Numan

    Gary Numan Cars

    Greatest Hits Of The 70's (Various), Disky

  • Image for Chic

    Chic Everybody Dance

    The Last Days Of Disco (Film Soundtra, Columbia

  • Image for Manic Street Preachers

    Manic Street Preachers This Is The Day

    (CD Single), Columbia, 19

  • Image for Lorna Bennett

    Lorna Bennett Breakfast In Bed

    Reggae Love Songs (Various Artists), Sanctuary

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "ZARAGON" (Cherry Red) suggested by Keith Scoble in Shropshire

  • Image for Spiller

    Spiller and Sophie Ellis-Bextor Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) (feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor)

    (CD Single), Positiva

  • Image for Semisonic

    Semisonic Secret Smile

    (CD Single), MCA

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Wham!

      Wham! Young Guns (Go For It!)

      Wham - The Best Of Wham!, Epic

  • Image for The Dave Clark Five

    The Dave Clark Five Bits & Pieces

    Glad All Over Again, EMI

  • Image for Lana Del Rey

    Lana Del Rey Video Games

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for SWV

    SWV Right Here

    Now 26 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Dave & Ansel Collins

    Dave & Ansel Collins Double Barrel

    20 Golden Number Ones, Island

  • Image for OutKast

    OutKast Hey Ya!

    Outkast - Speakerboxxx, Arista

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "SOUL 2" (Warner) out 21st November

    • Image for Seal

      Seal Let's Stay Together

      Soul 2, Reprise, 1

  • Image for The Cars

    The Cars Just What I Needed

    The Cars - Greatest Hits, Elektra

  • Image for Halo James

    Halo James Could Have Told You So

    Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Image for Carole King

    Carole King So Far Away

    No Greater Love (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Robert Palmer

    Robert Palmer Bad Case Of Loving You

    The Very Best Of Robert Palmer, EMI

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "STORIES FROM THE STEEPLES" (3ú Records) out now

    • Image for Mary Black

      Mary Black Mary Black - Walking With My Love (with Finbar Furey)

  • Image for The Tourists

    The Tourists I Only Want To Be With You

    Fantastic 70's (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Image for Ed Sheeran

    Ed Sheeran Lego House

    (CD Single), Asylum, 1


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