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2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 01 October 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 Eddy Grant

      Eddy Grant I Don't Wanna Dance

      Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Al Wilson

    Al Wilson The Snake

    The Best Northern Soul All-Nighter (V, Virgin

  • Image for Naughty Boy

    Naughty Boy and Emeli Sandé Wonder

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley A Fool Such As I

    Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for Mika

    Mika Celebrate

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Andrew Gold

    Andrew Gold Lonely Boy

    Drive Time (Various Artists), Dino, 1

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Super Trouper

    Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition), Polar, 006

  • Image for Paolo Nutini

    Paolo Nutini Last Request

    (CD Single), Atlantic

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "AMERICAN SOUL" (Atlantic) out 29th October

    • Image for Mick Hucknall

      Mick Hucknall That's How Strong My Love Is

      (CD Single), ATCO Records, 1

  • Image for Laura Branigan

    Laura Branigan Self Control

    Now 1984 (Various Artists), Now

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED" (Innovation Music)

  • Image for Edwin Starr

    Edwin Starr 25 Miles

    The Best Northern Soul All-Nighter (V, Virgin

  • Image for Ren Harvieu

    Ren Harvieu Do Right By Me

    (CD Single), Universal

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Stevie Wonder

      Stevie Wonder Isn't She Lovely

      Songs In The Key Of Life Vol.2, Hitsville

  • Image for Dido

    Dido Sand In My Shoes

    (CD Single), Cheeky Records

  • Image for The Overtones

    The Overtones Loving The Sound

    (CD Single), Island Records, 1

  • Image for Big Mountain

    Big Mountain Baby I Love Your Way

    No Greater Love (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for The Shangri-Las

    The Shangri-Las Leader Of The Pack

    Leader Of The Pack-Sound Of The 60's, Old Gold

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue The Outsiders

    (CD Single), Edsel, 6

  • Image for AC/DC

    AC/DC Highway To Hell

    AC/DC - Highway To Hell, Albert

  • Image for Tom Jones

    Tom Jones and Mousse T. Sex Bomb

    (CD Single), Gut Records

  • Image for Nickelback

    Nickelback Trying Not To Love You

    (CD Single), Roadrunner

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Lucky Star

    Madonna - The Immaculate Collection, Sire, 5

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "DOLL BY DOLL" (WEA) suggested by Graham Duke, Three Counties

    • Image for Doll By Doll

      Doll By Doll Main Travelled Roads

      Doll By Doll, WEA, 4

  • Image for Lisa Stansfield

    Lisa Stansfield The Real Thing

    Huge Hits 1997 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • HOUR 3

  • Image for Girls Aloud

    Girls Aloud The Promise

    (CD Single), Fascination, 1

  • Image for Josh Osho

    Josh Osho Giants

    Life, Island

  • Image for The Rubettes

    The Rubettes Juke Box Jive

    25 Years Of Rock `n' Roll - 1974, Connoisseur Collection, 12

  • Image for Heart

    Heart These Dreams

    (CD Single), Capitol

  • Image for Tyler James

    Tyler James Single Tear

    The Unlikely Lad, Island

  • Image for The Kingsmen

    The Kingsmen Louie Louie

    The Sound Of The 60's, Part 7 (Var), Old Gold

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "LONG WAVE" (Frontier) out 8th October

    • Image for Jeff Lynne

      Jeff Lynne Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

      Long Wave, Big Trilby Records, 6

  • Image for Berlin

    Berlin Take My Breath Away

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for The Zutons

    The Zutons Valerie

    (CD Single), Deltasonic

  • Image for Crown Heights Affair

    Crown Heights Affair You Gave Me Love

    Soul Years 1980 (Various Artists), Knight Records

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "TORNADO" (Wrasse) out now

  • Image for The Skyliners

    The Skyliners Since I Don't Have You

    All Time Classic Rock 'n' Roll Tearje, Warner Strategic Marketi

  • Image for Rebecca Ferguson

    Rebecca Ferguson Backtrack

    Heaven, Sony


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