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13/03/2012

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 13 March 2012

There's only one way to get through the night with a smile and that's with Alex, AKA the Dark Lord, on the Best Time of the Day Show.

There will be another track from the Album of the Week, another spin of Record of the Week, two more tracks from Alex's eclectic CD collection in the Lester's Library, a selection from you from the Listener's Library and Pause for Thought.

Alex is armed with the Drums of Pun, the Mallet of Stupidity and the Squeal of Campery; you won't get the chance to even think about sleeping!

Music Played

39 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Level 42

      Level 42 Running In The Family

      Heaven (Various Artists), Spectrum

  • Image for Donna Summer

    Donna Summer I Feel Love

    Donna Summer - On The Radio, Casablanca, 7

  • Image for Avalanche City

    Avalanche City Love, Love, Love

    Our New Life Above The Ground, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for The Cars

    The Cars My Best Friend's Girl

    The Cars, Elektra

  • Image for Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin Think

    Aretha Franklin - Queen Of Soul, Atlantic

  • Image for Nickelback

    Nickelback Lullaby

    Here & Now, Roadrunner, 1

  • Image for Sly Fox

    Sly Fox Let's Go All The Way

    Now 1986 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for KT Tunstall

    KT Tunstall Saving My Face

    (CD Single), Relentless

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "CALIFORNIA 37" (Columbia) out on April 16th

    • Image for Train

      Train Drive By

      (CD Single), Columbia, 12

  • Image for Eliza Doolittle

    Eliza Doolittle Pack Up

    (CD Single), EMI, 1

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "BURNING BRIDGES" (Mystic)

  • Image for Bee Gees

    Bee Gees Spirits Having Flown

    Heartbeats - 18 Great Love Songs, Solitaire Collection

  • Image for The Big Bopper

    The Big Bopper Chantilly Lace

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

  • HOUR 2

  • Image for Banderas

    Banderas This Is Your Life

    Now 19 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Lionel Richie & Shania Twain

    Lionel Richie & Shania Twain Endless Love

    Tuskegee, Mercury, 1

  • Image for Chaka Demus

    Chaka Demus and Pliers Tease Me

    (CD Single), Mango

  • Image for New York City

    New York City I'm Doing Fine Now

    Temptation (Various Artists), Quality Television

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen We Take Care Of Our Own

    (CD Single), Columbia, 25

  • Image for AC/DC

    AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long

    AC/DC - Back In Black, EMI

  • Image for Al Jarreau

    Al Jarreau Mornin'

    Best Of Al Jarreau, Warner Bros

  • Image for The Band Perry

    The Band Perry If I Die Young

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "BIG SCIENCE" (Nonesuch) suggested by Nick Hutton

    • Image for Laurie Anderson

      Laurie Anderson O Superman

      John Peel - Right Time, Wrong Speed 1977-1987 (Various Artists), Warner Music TV

  • Image for Ritchie Valens

    Ritchie Valens La Bamba

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

  • Image for Stacy Lattisaw

    Stacy Lattisaw Jump To The Beat

    25 Years Of Rock'n'Roll: 1980 (Va), Connoisseur Collection, 6

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Jane Wiedlin

      Jane Wiedlin Rush Hour

      Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Are You Ready For Love

    (CD Single), Southern Fried

  • Image for Robin Thicke

    Robin Thicke Love After War

    (CD Single), Star Track, 1

  • Image for Marillion

    Marillion Kayleigh

    The 80's Love Album (Various Artists, Virgin

  • Image for Bobby Darin

    Bobby Darin Dream Lover

    The Bobby Darin Story, Atco

  • Image for The Brilliant Things

    The Brilliant Things Pointless

    (CD Single), Universal, 1

  • Image for The Motors

    The Motors Airport

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

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD "MARCUS COLLINS" (Syco) out now

  • Image for Spandau Ballet

    Spandau Ballet Lifeline

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

  • Image for Paul Simon

    Paul Simon Still Crazy After All These Years

    Still Crazy After All These Years, CBS

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "LOVE DRUNK SOUL" (Franks)

    • Image for The Franks

      The Franks The Franks - Lies

  • Image for Aswad

    Aswad Shine

    Now 1994 - The Millennium Series, EMI

  • Image for Suzanne Vega

    Suzanne Vega Marlene On The Wall

    The Best Of Suzanne Vega, A&M

  • Image for Laurie Anderson

    Laurie Anderson O Superman

    John Peel - Right Time, Wrong Speed 1977-1987 (Various Artists), Warner Music TV

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