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11/09/2012

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 11 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 Simply Red

      Simply Red The Right Thing

      Simply Red Greatest Hits, East West Records

  • Image for Gabrielle

    Gabrielle When A Woman

    (CD Single), Go Beat

  • Image for Ronan Keating

    Ronan Keating Fires

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for The Who

    The Who My Generation

    The Who - Who's Better, Who's Next, Polydor

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Rapture

    The Model: 20 New Romantic Hits From The '80s (Various Artists), Spectrum Music, 6

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "HIGHER" (Warner) out 1st October

    • Image for The Overtones

      The Overtones Loving The Sound

      (CD Single), Island Records, 1

  • Image for Toto

    Toto Rosanna

    Walk On - Hits From The Last 2 Decade, Columbia

  • Image for Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse Our Day Will Come

    Lioness: Hidden Treasures, Island, 1

  • Image for Joe McElderry

    Joe McElderry Here's What I Believe

    Here's What I Believe, UMC

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Down Down - Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park

  • Image for Dido

    Dido White Flag

    (CD Single), Arista

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "RECKONING" (Atlantic) out 10th September

  • Image for Redbone

    Redbone The Witch Queen Of New Orleans

    The Greatest Hits Of 1971 (Various), Premier

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Wet Wet Wet

      Wet Wet Wet Love Is All Around

      The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for Survivor

    Survivor Eye Of The Tiger

    The No.1 Movies Album (Various Artist, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Kristina Train

    Kristina Train Dream Of Me

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for The Mamas & the Papas

    The Mamas & the Papas California Dreamin'

    The Best Of, MCA, 2

  • Image for Alexander O'Neal

    Alexander O'Neal and Cherrelle Saturday Love

    Nite Flite 2 (Various Artists), CBS

  • Image for The Killers

    The Killers Runaways

    Battle Born, Mercury, 1

  • Image for Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin Spanish Harlem

    Aretha Franklin - Queen Of Soul, Atlantic

  • Image for Talking Heads

    Talking Heads And She Was

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

  • Image for Nell Bryden

    Nell Bryden Sirens

    (CD Single), 157 Records, 1

  • Image for Johnny Nash

    Johnny Nash Tears On My Pillow

    The Greatest Hits Of 1975, EMI

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "A DAY WITHOUT RAIN" (Warner) suggested by Rita in Birmingham

    • Image for Enya

      Enya Only Time

      A Day Without Rain, Warner, 3

  • Image for Arthur Conley

    Arthur Conley Sweet Soul Music

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • HOUR 3

  • Image for Nik Kershaw

    Nik Kershaw I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me

    Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia, 4

  • Image for Beth Hart

    Beth Hart Baddest Blues

    (CD Single), Provogue

  • Image for Neil Sedaka

    Neil Sedaka Oh Carol

    The Very Best Of Neil Sedaka, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart You Wear It Well

    The Best Of Rod Stewart, Warner Bros

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys Isn't It Time

    That's Why God Made The Radio, Capitol

  • Image for Martika

    Martika Love Thy Will Be Done

    Woman (Various Artists), Polygram Tv/Sony Tv

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "ELYSIUM" (Parlophone) out today

  • Image for Booker Newberry III

    Booker Newberry III Love Town

    100 Dance Hits Of The Eighties, Connoisseur

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks You Really Got Me

    The Kinks (Deluxe Edition), Sanctuary, 7

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "EASY STARS THRILLAH" (Easy Star)

  • Image for The Maisonettes

    The Maisonettes Heartache Avenue

    History Of The 80's (Various Artists), Br Music

  • Image for Mika

    Mika Celebrate

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Glen Campbell

    Glen Campbell Mary In The Morning

    Glen Campbell - Words, Ember

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