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2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 08 November 2012

The Best Time of the Day show with Alex, jam-packed with an eclectic mix of music and hilarious chat, plus Record and Album of the Week, Lester's Library and Pause for Thought.

Music Played

38 items
  • HOUR 1

  • Image for The Corrs

    The Corrs Breathless

    (CD Single), 141records/Lava/Atlantic

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Troublemaker

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for The Trammps

    The Trammps Disco Inferno

    More Monty (Various Artists), Rca Victor

  • Image for The Smiths

    The Smiths Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now

    The Smiths - Hatful Of Hollow, WEA, 5

  • Image for Kelly Clarkson

    Kelly Clarkson Catch My Breath

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Nickelback

    Nickelback How You Remind Me

    Beautiful Game (Various Artists), Universal

  • Image for Martha Reeves

    Martha Reeves and The Vandellas I Can't Dance To That Music You're Playin'

    Dancing In The Streets: Motown's Greatest Hits (Various Artists), Motown

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "TAKE ME HOME" (Syco) out 12th November

  • Image for Aswad

    Aswad Shine

    Now 1994 - The Millennium Series, EMI

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "BORN ELECTRIC" (Universal)

    • Image for Davide Pannozzo & Loud Stuff

      Davide Pannozzo & Loud Stuff Stone Marten Blues

  • Image for The Fortunes

    The Fortunes Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again

    Have A Nice Day Vol.5, Rhino

  • Image for Josephine

    Josephine Original Love

    (CD Single), Ruby Works

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for The Spinners

      The Spinners It's A Shame

      Dancing In The Street (Various Artis, Universal Music Tv, 4

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Who's That Girl?

    (Single), Sire, 8

  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars Locked Out Of Heaven

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Def Leppard

    Def Leppard Animal

    Def Leppard - Hysteria, Phonogram

  • Image for Alicia Keys

    Alicia Keys If I Ain't Got You

    (CD Single), J

  • Image for The Script

    The Script Six Degrees Of Separation

    #3, Sony

  • Image for Dusty Springfield

    Dusty Springfield You Don't Have To Say You Love Me

    Dusty- The Silver Collection, Philips

  • Image for Michael Sembello

    Michael Sembello Maniac

    Flashdance O.S.T. (Various Artists), VIRGIN

  • Image for Kristina Train

    Kristina Train Dark Black

    Dark Black, Mercury

  • Image for Room 5

    Room 5 and Oliver Cheatham Make Luv

    New Woman 2003 (Various Artists), Virgin

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "RECORD - BEST OF" (Atlantic) suggested by Elaine Fennell

    • Image for Zero 7

      Zero 7 Home


  • Image for Rush

    Rush The Spirit Of Radio

    (Single), Mercury, 3

  • HOUR 3

  • Image for The Doors

    The Doors Light My Fire

    (CD Single), Elektra

  • Image for Moya

    Moya Making Me Fall

    (CD Single), Four To One Records, 1

  • Image for Climax Blues Band

    Climax Blues Band Couldn't Get It Right

    Top Gear 3 - Various Artists, Sony

  • Image for Joan Baez

    Joan Baez The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

    Rediscover The 60's - With A Little H, Old Gold

  • Image for Scouting for Girls

    Scouting for Girls Without You

    The Light Between Us, Epic, 1

  • Image for Survivor

    Survivor Eye Of The Tiger

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

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "AMERICAN SOUL" (Atco) out now

    • Image for Mick Hucknall

      Mick Hucknall That's How Strong My Love Is

      (CD Single), ATCO Records, 1

  • Image for Supertramp

    Supertramp The Logical Song

    The Very Best Of Supertramp, A&M

  • Image for Audrey Hall

    Audrey Hall Smile

    Reggae Love Songs (Various Artists), Sanctuary


  • Image for McGuinness Flint

    McGuinness Flint When I'm Dead & Gone

    Heart On My Sleeve, A&M

  • Image for Etta James

    Etta James At Last

    Etta James- The Genuine Article, Mca/Chess


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