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19/11/2012

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 19 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

41 items
  • HOUR 1

  • Image for Georgie Fame

    Georgie Fame and Blue Flames Yeh Yeh

    20 Beat Classics, Polydor

  • Image for Steps

    Steps Light Up The World

    (CD Single), Steps Recordings, 1

  • Image for Johnny Nash

    Johnny Nash Tears On My Pillow

    The Greatest Hits Of 1975, EMI

  • Image for Fairground Attraction

    Fairground Attraction Find My Love

    The First Of A Million Kisses, RCA

  • Image for One Direction

    One Direction Little Things

    Take Me Home, Sony

  • Image for Erma Franklin

    Erma Franklin Take A Little Piece Of My Heart

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks Days

    The Kinks - The Definitive Collection, Polygram Tv

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "TAKE THE CROWN" (Island) out 17th December

  • Image for Joni Mitchell

    Joni Mitchell Big Yellow Taxi

    Joni Mitchell, Reprise

  • Image for Bob Marley

    Bob Marley and The Wailers Band Buffalo Soldier

    Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend, Island

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "MAP OF THE PAST" (EMI) OUT NOW

    • Image for It Bites

      It Bites Cartoon Graveyard

      Map Of The Past, EMI

  • Image for The Box Tops

    The Box Tops The Letter

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

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Troublemaker

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Madness

      Madness Baggy Trousers

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

  • Image for Kaiser Chiefs

    Kaiser Chiefs Ruby

    (CD Single), B-Unique

  • Image for Emeli Sandé

    Emeli Sandé and Labrinth Beneath Your Beautiful

    Electronic Earth, Sony

  • Image for Booker Newberry III

    Booker Newberry III Love Town

    100 Dance Hits Of The Eighties, Connoisseur

  • Image for Dinah Washington

    Dinah Washington Mad About The Boy

    Mixed Emotions III (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Paul Carrack

    Paul Carrack From Now On

    Good Feeling, Carrack-UK

  • Image for The Who

    The Who Won't Get Fooled Again

    Ultimate Rock 2 (Various Artists), Hit Label

  • Image for Sheryl Crow

    Sheryl Crow A Change Would Do You Good

    Woman (Various Artists), Polygram Tv/Sony Tv

  • Image for fun.

    fun. Carry On

    Some Nights, Fueldbyramen, 1

  • Image for Gladys Knight

    Gladys Knight and The Pips Midnight Train To Georgia

    25 Years Of Rock `n' Roll - 1976, Connoisseur Collection, 9

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "EQUILIBRIUM" (Manhaton Records) suggested by Nigel Rumming in Bristol

  • Image for Shalamar

    Shalamar A Night To Remember

    Friends - Deluxe Edition, Big Break Records, 5

  • Image for Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Creedence Clearwater Revival Up Around The Bend

    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Chroni, Fantasy, 24

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Duran Duran

      Duran Duran Is There Something I Should Know

      Duran Duran - Decade, EMI, 1

  • Image for Blur

    Blur Parklife

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Jeff Lynne

    Jeff Lynne Mercy Mercy

    Long Wave, Frontiers Records, 4

  • Image for Lynn Anderson

    Lynn Anderson Rose Garden

    PAUSE FOR THOUGHT

    Million Sellers Vol.15 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Sailing On The Seven Seas

    OMD: The Singles, Virgin, 17

  • Image for Mika

    Mika The Origin Of Love

    The Origin Of Love, Island

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys Don't Worry Baby

    The Best Of The Beach Boys (CD 1), EMI

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "JEFF WAYNE'S WAR OF THE WORLDS: THE NEW GENERATION" (Sony) OUT NOW

  • Image for Edie Brickell

    Edie Brickell Good Times

    (CD Single), Geffen

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Suspicious Minds

    (CD Single), RCA

  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars Locked Out Of Heaven

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for T. Rex

    T. Rex Ride A White Swan

    Million Sellers Vol.18 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for The Proclaimers

    The Proclaimers I'm On My Way

    The Best Of The Proclaimers, Chrysalis

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY FROM THE ALBUM "STONE BEADS AND SILVER" (One Little Indian) OUT JANUARY 2013

    • Image for Marc Carroll

      Marc Carroll Lust Not Love

      Stone Beads and Silver, One Little Indian

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