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2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 17 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

40 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Starship

      Starship We Built This City

      Now 1985 (Various Artists), Now, 1

  • Image for M People

    M People Moving On Up

    The Best Of M People, BMG

  • Image for Elton John & Pnau

    Elton John & Pnau Sad

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for The Who

    The Who I Can't Explain

    The Godfathers Of Britpop, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Elvis Costello

    Elvis Costello and Elvis Costello & The Attractions Accidents Will Happen

    Elvis Costello & Attractions- The Man, Imp Records, 4

  • Image for Stooshe

    Stooshe Black Heart

    (CD Single), Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi You Give Love A Bad Name

    Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet, Mercury, 2

  • Image for Joan Armatrading

    Joan Armatrading Me Myself I

    The Very Best Of Joan Armatrading, A&M


  • Image for Extreme

    Extreme More Than Words

    The No.1 Acoustic Rock Album (Variou, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Melanie

    Melanie Brand New Key

    The Greatest Hits Of 1972 (Various), Premier

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "NORTH" (Atlantic)

  • Image for Lily Allen

    Lily Allen LDN

    (CD Single), Regal

  • Image for Dion

    Dion Runaround Sue

    The Wanderers (Original S/Track), Sequel Records

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Bruce Springsteen

      Bruce Springsteen Born In The USA

      Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA, CBS

  • Image for Four Tops

    Four Tops Walk Away Renee

    The Four Tops - The Singles Collectio, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Norah Jones

    Norah Jones Say Goodbye

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Spandau Ballet

    Spandau Ballet To Cut A Long Story Short

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

  • Image for 10cc

    10cc I'm Not In Love

    The Singles, PID, 1

  • Image for Blur

    Blur Under The Westway

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Ike Turner

    Ike Turner and Tina Turner Nutbush City Limits

    The Greatest Hits Of 1973 (Various), EMI

  • Image for Toto

    Toto Rosanna

    Walk On - Hits From The Last 2 Decade, Columbia

  • Image for Eric Church

    Eric Church Springsteen

    Chief, Wrasse Records, 1

  • Image for The Tams

    The Tams Hey Girl Don't Bother Me

    The Classic Soul Years - 1964 (Vario, Connoisseur Collection

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "STUNT" (Warner) suggested by Tom from Black Country

  • Image for T’Pau

    T’Pau Heart And Soul

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

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Whitney Houston

      Whitney Houston Love Will Save The Day

      Whitney Houston - Whitney, Arista

  • Image for America

    America A Horse With No Name

    America's Greatest Hits - History, Warner Bros

  • Image for Keane

    Keane Sovereign Light Cafe

    Strangeland, Island, 1

  • Image for Sheila & B. Devotion

    Sheila & B. Devotion Spacer

    Best Disco Album In The World...Ever!, Virgin

  • Image for Big Country

    Big Country In A Big Country

    Without The Aid Of A Safety Net, EMI

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Turn Up The Radio

    (CD Single), Interscope Records

  • Image for Chuck Berry

    Chuck Berry Sweet Little Sixteen

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

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "THE SOUL SESSIONS VOL.2" (S-curve) out July 23rd

    • Image for Joss Stone

      Joss Stone While You're Out Looking For Sugar

      The Soul Sessions Vol II, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Robert Plant

    Robert Plant 29 Palms

    (CD Single), Fontana, 5

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Hello Goodbye

    The Beatles - 1, Apple, 7

  • Image for Susan Fassbender

    Susan Fassbender Twilight Cafe

    The Edge Of The Eighties (Various Artists), Sony BMG


  • Image for Billy Joel

    Billy Joel Uptown Girl

    An Innocent Man, CBS

  • Image for Rufus Wainwright

    Rufus Wainwright Jericho

    Out Of The Game, Polydor, 1


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