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2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 05 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

40 items
  • HOUR 1

  • Image for Betty Everett

    Betty Everett It's In His Kiss

    Unchained Melodies II (Various Artis, Telstar

  • Image for Owl City

    Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen Good Time

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for City Boy

    City Boy 5-7-0-5

    And The Road Goes On Forever Vol 1, Debutante

  • Image for The Drifters

    The Drifters Save The Last Dance For Me

    Very Best Of Ben E.King & The Drifters, Global Television

  • Image for The Killers

    The Killers Runaways

    Battle Born, Mercury, 1

  • Image for Enrique Iglesias

    Enrique Iglesias Escape

    (CD Single), Interscope

  • Image for Pretenders

    Pretenders Talk Of The Town

    The Pretenders - The Singles, WEA

  • 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 Eurythmics

    Eurythmics You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart

    Eurythmics - Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Feel

    (CD Single), Chrysalis

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "BREAK THE SPELL: TOUR EDITION" (Sony) out this week

  • Image for The Zombies

    The Zombies Time Of The Season

    The Zombies - Odyssey & Oracle, Rock Machine

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Bananarama

      Bananarama Robert De Niro's Waiting

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

  • Image for Badly Drawn Boy

    Badly Drawn Boy Something To Talk About

    (CD Single), Xl Recordings

  • Image for Ronan Keating

    Ronan Keating Fires

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Mel & Tim

    Mel & Tim Backfield In Motion

    Soul Survivors (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Tina Turner

    Tina Turner We Don't Need Another Hero

    The Ivor Novello Winners, EMI

  • Image for Joe McElderry

    Joe McElderry Here's What I Believe

    Here's What I Believe, UMC

  • Image for ZZ Top

    ZZ Top Viva Las Vegas

    American Dream (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Kristina Train

    Kristina Train Dream Of Me

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Barenaked Ladies

    Barenaked Ladies One Week

    New Hits 99 (Various Artists), Sony Music TV

  • Image for Fine Young Cannibals

    Fine Young Cannibals Johnny Come Home

    Fine Young Cannibals, London

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "GHOST" (Morrmusic) suggested by Alan Chessell in Coventry

  • Image for Gabrielle

    Gabrielle Give Me A Little More Time

    The Best Of Woman To Woman (Various), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Elton John & Pnau

    Elton John & Pnau Foreign Fields

    Good Morning To The Night, Mercury, 6

  • HOUR 3

  • Image for Bryan Adams

    Bryan Adams Can't Stop This Thing We Started

    Bryan Adams - The Best Of Me, Mercury

  • Image for The Script

    The Script and will.i. am Hall Of Fame

    #3 (Deluxe Edition), Sony

  • Image for Plain White T's

    Plain White T's Hey There Delilah

    (CD Single), Hollywood Records

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie The Tide Is High

    Atomic: The Very Best Of Blondie, EMI

  • Image for Paul Carrack

    Paul Carrack When My Little Girl Is Smiling

    (CD Single), Carrack-UK Records, 1

  • Image for The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience Crosstown Traffic

    The Jimi Hendrix Collection, Universal

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

  • Image for Sheila & B. Devotion

    Sheila & B. Devotion Spacer

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

  • Image for Danny Wilson

    Danny Wilson Mary's Prayer

    Meet Danny Wilson, Virgin


  • Image for Katzenjammer

    Katzenjammer I Will Dance (When I Walk Away)

    A Kiss Before You Go, Propeller Recordings

  • Image for Alison Moyet

    Alison Moyet Love Letters

    Alison Moyet Singles, Columbia

  • Image for Gerry & The Pacemakers

    Gerry & The Pacemakers How Do You Do It

    The Hits Of 1963 (Various Artists), EMI


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The A-Z of Alex Lester

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