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2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 02 July 2012

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 Shania Twain

      Shania Twain Man! I Feel Like A Woman

      (CD Single), Mercury

  • Image for Haircut One Hundred

    Haircut One Hundred Fantastic Day

    Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Florence + the Machine

    Florence + the Machine Breaking Down

    MTV Unplugged, Island

  • Image for Jimmy Cliff

    Jimmy Cliff Wonderful World, Beautiful People

    Jukebox 70's Hits -I Got The Music In, Old Gold

  • Image for Travis

    Travis Coming Around

    (CD Single), Independiente

  • Image for Train

    Train 50 Ways To Say Goodbye

    Cailfornia 37, Sony, 5

  • Image for Chic

    Chic Le Freak

    Our Friends In The North - TV Drama S, Telstar

  • Image for The Cure

    The Cure The Love Cats

    The Cure - Staring At The Sea, Fiction

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "REMEDY" (Mercury) out 13th August

  • Image for Scouting for Girls

    Scouting for Girls Heartbeat

    (CD Single), Epic

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "HOW DO YOU PLEAD" (Drumfire) out now

  • Image for Debbie Harry

    Debbie Harry French Kissing In The USA

    Now 8 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Elton John & Pnau

    Elton John & Pnau Sad

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Wham!

      Wham! Everything She Wants

      Wham! - Make It Big, Epic

  • Image for Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse Rehab

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Keane

    Keane Sovereign Light Cafe

    Strangeland, Island, 1

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys I Get Around

    The Best Of The Beach Boys (CD 1), EMI

  • Image for No Doubt

    No Doubt Don't Speak

    Huge Hits 1997 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Morten Harket

    Morten Harket I'm The One

    (CD Single), Wrasse Records, 004

  • Image for Boston

    Boston More Than A Feeling

    Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label

  • Image for Al Jarreau

    Al Jarreau We're In This Love Together

    Best Of Al Jarreau, Warner Bros

  • Image for Will Young

    Will Young I Just Want A Lover

    (CD Single), Sony

  • Image for The Detroit Spinners

    The Detroit Spinners and Dionne Warwick Then Came You

    A One Of A Kind Love Affair, Atlantic, 11

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "DIRTY BOOGIE" (Interscope) suggested by Jake Hanley in Worcestershire

  • Image for Alison Krauss

    Alison Krauss and Union Station Baby Now That I've Found You

    Now That I've Found You - A Collectio, Rounder Records

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley She's Not You

    Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits, RCA

  • HOUR 3

  • Image for Eddie Cochran

    Eddie Cochran C'mon Everybody

    That's Rock'n'Roll (Various Artists), EMI, 3

  • Image for The Brilliant Things

    The Brilliant Things Feels Like Summer

    (CD Single), Universal, 1

  • Image for The Doobie Brothers

    The Doobie Brothers Little Darling (I Need You)

    The Very Best Of The Doobie Brothers, Warner Bros, 3

  • Image for Kirsty MacColl

    Kirsty MacColl They Don't Know

    Galore - The Best Of Kirsty MacColl, Virgin

  • Image for Daniel Powter

    Daniel Powter Cupid

    Turn On The Lights, EMI, 1

  • Image for Kaoma

    Kaoma Lambada

    One World (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "ASHES AND ROSES" (Zoe) out now

  • Image for Whitesnake

    Whitesnake Is This Love

    The 80's Love Album (Various Artists, Virgin

  • Image for Duane Eddy

    Duane Eddy Peter Gunn

    Duane Eddy: That Classic Twang, Bear Family

  • Image for Andy Grammer

    Andy Grammer Fine By Me

    (CD Single), S-Curve Records


  • Image for Eric Clapton

    Eric Clapton Forever Man

    Eric Clapton - Clapton Chronicles, Reprise

  • Image for Shalamar

    Shalamar There It Is

    Friends - Deluxe Edition, Big Break Records, 6


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