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2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 14 November 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 Shania Twain

      Shania Twain That Don't Impress Me Much

      Now 44 (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Al Green

    Al Green Let's Stay Together

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Doom & Gloom

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Amy Macdonald

    Amy Macdonald This Is The Life

    (CD Single), Vertigo

  • Image for Otis Redding

    Otis Redding I Can't Turn You Loose

    The Definitive Otis Redding Vol.2, Rhino

  • Image for Mika

    Mika The Origin Of Love

    The Origin Of Love, Island

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Denis

    Atomic: The Very Best Of Blondie, EMI

  • Image for ABC

    ABC Poison Arrow

    Abc - The Lexicon Of Love, Mercury

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "LONG WAVE" (Frontier) out now

    • Image for Jeff Lynne

      Jeff Lynne Mercy Mercy

      Long Wave, Frontiers Records, 4

  • Image for Dire Straits

    Dire Straits Money For Nothing

    Sultans Of Swing - Best Of Dire Straits, Vertigo

  • Image for Alicia Keys

    Alicia Keys Fallin'

    Alicia Keys - Songs In A Minor, J

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "GRAFFITI ON THE TRAIN" (EMI)

  • Image for Thunderclap Newman

    Thunderclap Newman Something In The Air

    Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, X-Phonics Records

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Troublemaker

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for The Feeling

      The Feeling Fill My Little World

      (CD Single), Universal Island

  • Image for The Beautiful South

    The Beautiful South Don't Marry Her

    (CD Single), Go! Discs

  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars Locked Out Of Heaven

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Boney M.

    Boney M. Daddy Cool

    Million Sellers Vol.14 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Red Hot Chili Peppers Under The Bridge

    The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia

  • Image for Jools Holland

    Jools Holland and Rumer Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive

    The Golden Age Of Song, Rhino

  • Image for Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash A Thing Called Love

    Country Moods (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Belinda Carlisle

    Belinda Carlisle Circle In The Sand

    The Love Album (CD 2) (Various Artist, Virgin

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue The Outsiders

    (CD Single), Edsel, 6

  • Image for Rainbow

    Rainbow I Surrender

    The Final Countdown (Various), Telstar

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "ULTIMATE HITS: ROCK & ROLL NEVER FORGETS" (EMI) suggested by Mark Heaton

  • Image for Texas

    Texas In Our Lifetime

    (CD Single), Mercury

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for New Order

      New Order Regret

      Glorious (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra I Get A Kick Out Of You

    The Frank Sinatra Collection, EMI

  • Image for Jessica Mauboy

    Jessica Mauboy Gotcha

    (CD Single), Sony, 1

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Are You Ready For Love

    (CD Single), Southern Fried

  • Image for Tori Amos

    Tori Amos Cornflake Girl

    (CD Single), East West Records

  • Image for Ronan Keating

    Ronan Keating Wasted Light

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Little Richard

    Little Richard Good Golly Miss Molly

    Little Richard - British Hit Singles, Ace

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "SUNKEN CONDOS" (Reprise) out now

    • Image for Donald Fagen

      Donald Fagen Out of the Ghetto

      Sunken Condos, Reprise Records, 006

  • Image for Joan Armatrading

    Joan Armatrading Me Myself I

    The Very Best Of Joan Armatrading, A&M

  • Image for Willie Nelson

    Willie Nelson and Lee Ann Womack Mendocino County Line

    (CD Single), Lost Highway, 17

  • Image for Dr. Feelgood

    Dr. Feelgood Milk & Alcohol

    Greatest Hits Of The 70's (Various), Disky

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "PSYCHEDELIC PILL" (Warner) out now

  • Image for Céline Dion

    Céline Dion Think Twice

    (CD Single), Epic

  • Image for Bellowhead

    Bellowhead 10,000 Miles Away

    (CD Single), Navigator Records


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