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2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 03 July 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

41 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Sister Sledge

      Sister Sledge Lost In Music

      Disco Inferno (Various Artists), East West, 9

  • Image for Tears for Fears

    Tears for Fears Shout

    Songs From The Big Chair: Deluxe Edition, Mercury

  • Image for Maroon 5

    Maroon 5 Payphone

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

  • Image for Janet Jackson

    Janet Jackson Together Again

    Now 39 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Little Richard

    Little Richard The Girl Can't Help It

    Little Richard - British Hit Singles, Ace

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

  • Image for Men at Work

    Men at Work Down Under

    Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Jack Johnson

    Jack Johnson Upside Down

    (CD Single), Brushfire Records

  • Image for Stooshe

    Stooshe Black Heart

    (CD Single), Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for The Clash

    The Clash Should I Stay Or Should I Go

    Now 19 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly Raining In My Heart

    Acuff-Rose Opryland Music: 50th Anniv, Acuff-Rose Opryland


  • Image for Macy Gray

    Macy Gray I Try

    The 2000 Brit Awards (Various Artist, Columbia

  • Image for Jona Lewie

    Jona Lewie You'll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties

    Back To The Eighties (Various), Music Club

  • HOUR 2

  • Image for The Dandy Warhols

    The Dandy Warhols Bohemian Like You

    (CD Single), Capitol, 7

  • Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson & Jeremy Jordan From Here To The Moon And Back

    Joyful Noise O.S.T. (Various Artists), Sony, 1

  • Image for The Easybeats

    The Easybeats Friday On My Mind

    Good Morning Vietnam (Film S/Track), Disky

  • Image for Patti Austin

    Patti Austin and James Ingram Baby Come To Me

    Heart & Soul - 40 Smooth Soul Grooves, Polygram Tv

  • Gossip Move In The Right Direction

    A Joyful Noise, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Newton Faulkner

    Newton Faulkner Dream Catch Me

    (CD Single), Ugly Truth

  • Image for U2

    U2 Where The Streets Have No Name

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Scissor Sisters

    Scissor Sisters Baby Come Home

    Magic Hour, Polydor, 1

  • Image for Joss Stone

    Joss Stone Super Duper Love

    (CD Single), Relentless Records

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "2nd HONEYMOON" (Lemon) suggested by Martin Short

    • Image for Deaf School

      Deaf School What a Way to End it All

      2nd Honeymoon, Lemon

  • Image for UB40

    UB40 Red Red Wine

    Now 1983 - The Millennium Series, EMI

  • Image for Frankie Lymon

    Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers Why Do Fools Fall In Love

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

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Room 5

      Room 5 and Oliver Cheatham Make Luv

      New Woman 2003 (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Gerry Rafferty

    Gerry Rafferty Night Owl

    Gerry Rafferty - Right Down Line, EMI

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo The Winner

    (CD Single), Fourth Chord Records, 1

  • Image for Billie Myers

    Billie Myers Kiss The Rain

    Woman (Various Artists), Polygram Tv/Sony Tv

  • Image for Andy Williams

    Andy Williams Can't Get Used To Losing You

    The Best Love Songs...Ever! (Various), Virgin

  • Image for Jack Savoretti

    Jack Savoretti Take Me Home

    Between The Minds, Fullfill Records

  • Image for ZZ Top

    ZZ Top Gimme All Your Lovin'

    Top Gear 2 - Various Artists, Columbia

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

  • Image for The Contours

    The Contours Do You Love Me

    The Wanderers (Original S/Track), Sanctuary Records

  • Image for Wilson Phillips

    Wilson Phillips Hold On

    The Female Touch 2 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "SCOTT" (Fontana)

  • Image for Pluto Shervington

    Pluto Shervington Dat

    Young Gifted & Black (Various), Trojan

  • Image for Emeli Sandé

    Emeli Sandé My Kind Of Love

    (CD Single), Virgin, 1

  • Image for Chris Isaak

    Chris Isaak Live It Up

    Beyond The Sun, Rhino, 1


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