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2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 08 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 Michael McDonald

      Michael McDonald Sweet Freedom

      Michael McDonald - Sweet Freedom, Warner Bros

  • Image for Donna Summer

    Donna Summer Bad Girls

    Donna Summer - Summer Collection, Mercury

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Candy

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Ritchie Valens

    Ritchie Valens La Bamba

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

  • Image for The Style Council

    The Style Council My Ever Changing Moods

    The Style Council - Greatest Hits, Polydor, 1

  • Image for Tyler James

    Tyler James Single Tear

    The Unlikely Lad, Island

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Sunday Girl

    70's Number Ones Vol 3, Old Gold, 9

  • Image for Enrique Iglesias

    Enrique Iglesias Bailamos

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Image for Kristina Train

    Kristina Train Dark Black

    Dark Black, Mercury

  • Image for Guns N’ Roses

    Guns N’ Roses Live & Let Die

    Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I, Geffen

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "BABEL" (Island) out now

  • Image for Four Tops

    Four Tops Don't Walk Away

    The Four Tops - The Singles Collectio, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Muse

    Muse Madness

    The 2nd Law, Warner Bros

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Chic

      Chic I Want Your Love

      Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Solomon Burke

    Solomon Burke Everybody Needs Somebody To Love

    Atlantic Soul (Various Artists), Warner E.S.P.

  • Image for Josh Osho

    Josh Osho Giants

    Life, Island

  • Image for The Clash

    The Clash I Fought The Law

    (Single), CBS

  • Image for Mama Cass

    Mama Cass Dream A Little Dream Of Me

    Delilah - Jukebox 60's Hits, Old Gold

  • Image for Keane

    Keane Disconnected

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Grace Jones

    Grace Jones Pull Up To The Bumper

    The Divas Of Dance (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Plan B

    Plan B Prayin'

    The Defamation Of Strickland Banks, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Dionne Warwick

    Dionne Warwick Is There Anybody Out There?

    Now, H&I Music, 1

  • Image for Blancmange

    Blancmange Living On The Ceiling

    Blancmange Collection - Heaven Knows, Old Gold

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "WAVELENGTH" (UMC) suggested by Paul Brown in Kent

  • Image for Alicia Keys

    Alicia Keys Empire State Of Mind (Part II) Broken Down

    The Element Of Freedom, Sony Music, 14

  • Image for Don McLean

    Don McLean Wonderful Baby

    Don McLean-American Pie/Greatest Hits, EMI

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Texas

      Texas I Don't Want A Lover

      Texas - The Greatest Hits, Mercury

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé Everything

    (CD Single), Reprise

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys Leaving

    Elysium, Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Lisa Stansfield

    Lisa Stansfield Change

    The Female Touch 2 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for The Move

    The Move Blackberry Way

    Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television

  • Image for Amy Macdonald

    Amy Macdonald 4th July

    Life In A Beautiful Light, Mercury

  • Image for Ryan Paris

    Ryan Paris Dolce Vita

    The Holiday CD - Various Artists, CBS

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "THE ORIGIN OF LOVE" (Island) out now

    • Image for Mika

      Mika Love You When I'm Drunk

      The Origin Of Love, Island, 8

  • Image for Annie Lennox

    Annie Lennox Little Bird

    (CD Single), BMG/RCA, 2

  • Image for Tom Browne

    Tom Browne Funkin' For Jamaica

    100 Dance Hits Of The Eighties, Connoisseur

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "THANKFUL N' THOUGHTFUL" (ANTI-Records) out now

  • Image for Gerry & The Pacemakers

    Gerry & The Pacemakers I Like It

    The Hits Of 1963 (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Andy Burrows

    Andy Burrows Because I Know That I Can

    (CD Single), Play It Again Sam UK, 1


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