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2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 04 September 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 Jamiroquai

      Jamiroquai Virtual Insanity

      Walk On - Hits From The Last 2 Decade, Columbia

  • Image for Go West

    Go West Don't Look Down

    Go West - Go West, Chrysalis

  • Image for Emilia Mitiku

    Emilia Mitiku So Wonderful

    I Belong To You, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Newton Faulkner

    Newton Faulkner Dream Catch Me

    (CD Single), Ugly Truth

  • Image for Sam Cooke

    Sam Cooke Having A Party

    Sam Cooke - The Man & His Music, RCA

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "THE ORIGIN OF LOVE" (Island) out October 8th

    • Image for Mika

      Mika Celebrate

      (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Queen

    Queen Fat Bottomed Girls

    Queen - Greatest Hits, Parlophone

  • Image for Jane Wiedlin

    Jane Wiedlin Rush Hour

    Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label

  • Image for Nell Bryden

    Nell Bryden Sirens

    (CD Single), 157 Records, 1

  • Image for The Spencer Davis Group

    The Spencer Davis Group I'm A Man

    The 60's Album (Various Artists), Fontana, 4

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "LAST OF A DYIN' BREED" (Roadrunner) out September 17th

  • Image for Noisettes

    Noisettes That Girl

    Contact, Absolute

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for David Bowie

      David Bowie Rebel Rebel

      David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Beverley Knight

    Beverley Knight Piece Of My Heart

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for fun.

    fun. Some Nights

    Some Nights, Atlantic

  • Image for Paul Davidson

    Paul Davidson Midnight Rider

    Young Gifted & Black (Various), Trojan

  • Image for The Human League

    The Human League Human

    The Ultmate 80's Ballads (Various), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Van Morrison

    Van Morrison Open The Door (To Your Heart)

    (CD Single), Blue Note, 1

  • Image for Martha Reeves

    Martha Reeves and The Vandellas Jimmy Mack

    Leaders Of The Pack (Various Artists, Polygram Tv

  • Image for UB40

    UB40 Can't Help Falling In Love

    The Love Album (CD 1) (Various Artist, Virgin

  • Image for Katie Melua

    Katie Melua The Walls Of The World

    (CD Single), Dramatico

  • Image for Canned Heat

    Canned Heat Let's Work Together

    The Greatest Hits Of 1970 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Womack & Womack

    Womack & Womack Love Wars

    Soul Years: 1984 (Various Artists), Knight Records

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "WHEN YOU'RE HOT: THE VERY BEST OF 1967-1983" (Raven) suggested by Dave Wright in Liverpool

    • Image for Jerry Reed

      Jerry Reed East Bound and Down

      When Youre Hot: The Very Best Of 1967-1983, Raven, 19

  • Image for Pat Benatar

    Pat Benatar Love Is A Battlefield

    The 80's Collection: 1984 (Various), Chrysalis

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Jackie Wilson

      Jackie Wilson I Get The Sweetest Feeling

      Time For Love (Various Artists), Truetrax

  • Image for The Corrs

    The Corrs Dreams

    (CD Single), Atlantic

  • Image for Tom Jones

    Tom Jones Hit Or Miss

    (CD Single), Gut Records, 5

  • Image for Adele

    Adele Cold Shoulder

    (CD Single), XL

  • Image for Duran Duran

    Duran Duran Is There Something I Should Know

    Duran Duran - Decade, EMI, 1

  • Image for Amy Macdonald

    Amy Macdonald Pride

    Life In A Beautiful Light, Mercury, 2

  • Image for The Lightning Seeds

    The Lightning Seeds Pure

    Lightning Seeds - Cloudcuckooland, Ghetto

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "THE LIGHT BETWEEN US" (Epic) out now

  • Image for Barbara Acklin

    Barbara Acklin Am I The Same Girl

    Sixties Girls, Crimson, 9

  • Image for U2

    U2 and B.B. King When Love Comes To Town

    Q The Blues (Various Artists), Hit Label

  • Image for Caro Emerald

    Caro Emerald Riviera Life

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 1

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "LONG WAVE" (Frontier) out October 18th

  • Image for Sugar Minott

    Sugar Minott Good Thing Going (We've Got A Good Thing Going)

    Pleasure Island (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Cheryl Cole

    Cheryl Cole Under The Sun

    (CD Single), Polydor


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