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2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 05 April 2012

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 Prince

      Prince When Doves Cry

      Prince - The Very Best Of, Warner Bros

  • Image for Simon & Garfunkel

    Simon & Garfunkel Mrs Robinson

    The Definitive Simon & Garfunkel, Columbia

  • Image for Marlon Roudette

    Marlon Roudette New Age

    (CD Single), Universal, 1

  • Image for Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse Rehab

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Guns N’ Roses

    Guns N’ Roses November Rain

    Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I, Geffen

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "STRANGELAND" (Island) out 7th May

    • Image for Keane

      Keane Silenced By The Night

      (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Kim Wilde

    Kim Wilde Kids In America

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Marmalade

    Marmalade Rainbow

    The London Sound (Various Artists), London

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart and Tina Turner It Takes Two

    Tina Turner - Simply The Best, Capitol

  • Image for Shania Twain

    Shania Twain Forever And For Always

    (CD Single), Mercury


  • Image for Wang Chung

    Wang Chung Dance Hall Days

    Hits Of The 60s, 70s & 80s (Various), Kenwest

  • Image for Chris Isaak

    Chris Isaak My Baby Left Me

    Beyond The Sun, Rhino, 1

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Pulp

      Pulp Disco 2000

      (CD Single), Island, 6

  • Image for Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson Rock With You

    Michael Jackson - History, Epic

  • Image for Train

    Train Drive By

    (CD Single), Columbia, 12

  • Image for The Marvelettes

    The Marvelettes Please Mr Postman

    Marvelettes-Compact Command Performan, Motown, 3

  • Image for Talk Talk

    Talk Talk It's My Life

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

  • Image for Marvin Gaye

    Marvin Gaye Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)

    The Very Best Of Marvin Gaye, Motown

  • Image for Maroon 5

    Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera Moves Like Jagger (feat. Christina Aguilera)

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

  • Image for James Morrison

    James Morrison One Life

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Pretenders

    Pretenders Stop Your Sobbing

    The Pretenders - The Singles, WEA

  • Image for Wilson Pickett

    Wilson Pickett Mustang Sally

    Atlantic Rhythm & Blues - Vol 6: 1966, Atlantic

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "ONE MORE TIME FOR PEACE" (Mystique) suggested by Colin Gately in Manchester

    • Image for Roger Chapman

      Roger Chapman All Too Soon

      One More Time For Peace, Mystic, 1

  • Image for Sade

    Sade Your Love Is King

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

  • Image for Jason Mraz

    Jason Mraz I Won't Give Up

    Love Is A Four Letter Word, Atlantic, 4

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Starship

      Starship Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now

      Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia, 1

  • Image for Scissor Sisters

    Scissor Sisters Laura

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Charlie Brown

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for The Spinners

    The Spinners Working My Way Back To You

    Heart Full Of Soul 2 (Various Artist, Global Television

  • Image for Melanie

    Melanie Brand New Key

    The Greatest Hits Of 1972 (Various), Premier

  • Image for China Crisis

    China Crisis Wishful Thinking

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

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "III" (Flatcap) out now

  • Image for Ricky Nelson

    Ricky Nelson Hello Mary Lou

    (CD Single), EMI

  • Image for John Paul Young

    John Paul Young Love Is In The Air

    20 Songs Of Love From The 70's (Vario, MFP

  • Image for Thea Gilmore

    Thea Gilmore and Sandy Denny London

    (CD Single), Mighty Village, 1

  • Image for Lighthouse Family

    Lighthouse Family Lifted

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "LIKE COMEDY" (Cooking Vinyl) out 7th May

  • Image for The Upsetters

    The Upsetters Return Of Django

    Million Sellers Vol.10 - The Sixties, Disky

  • Image for Barenaked Ladies

    Barenaked Ladies One Week

    New Hits 99 (Various Artists), Sony Music TV


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