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2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 20 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

38 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Elton John

      Elton John Sad Songs (Say So Much)

      Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002, Mercury

  • Image for Crosby, Stills & Nash

    Crosby, Stills & Nash Marrakesh Express

    Our House (CD Single), Atlantic

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Doom & Gloom

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Marlena Shaw

    Marlena Shaw California Soul

    Sampled 3 (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for The Human League

    The Human League Open Your Heart

    The Human League - Greatest Hits, Virgin

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

  • Image for Gabrielle

    Gabrielle When A Woman

    (CD Single), Go Beat

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out

    Born To Run, CBS

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift Red

    Red, Mercury

  • Image for AC/DC

    AC/DC Back In Black

    Back In Black, Epic, 6

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY (Integrity Records)

    • Image for theLights

      theLights Days Don't Get Me Far Enough Away

  • Image for Donald Fagen

    Donald Fagen I'm Not The Same Without You

    Sunken Condos, Warner Bros, 1

  • HOUR 2

  • Image for George Michael

    George Michael Fastlove

    (CD Single), Epic

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue The Outsiders

    (CD Single), Edsel, 6

  • Image for The Supremes

    The Supremes You Keep Me Hanging On

    Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Motown, Polygram Tv

  • Image for The Police

    The Police Walking On The Moon

    The Very Best Of The Police, A&M

  • Image for The Overtones

    The Overtones Higher

    Higher, Warner Bros, 3

  • Image for Heatwave

    Heatwave Boogie Nights

    Walk On - Hits From The Last 2 Decade, Columbia

  • Image for Alicia Keys

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

    The Element Of Freedom, Sony Music, 14

  • Image for ABC

    ABC The Look Of Love

    And Then She Kissed Me Vol.1 (Various, Debutante

  • Image for Beth Hart

    Beth Hart Bang Bang Boom Boom

    (CD Single), Provogue

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "OPHELIA" (Warner) suggested by Barry Groombridge in Birmingham

  • Image for Billy Joel

    Billy Joel The River Of Dreams

    Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Volume III, Columbia

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Mariah Carey

      Mariah Carey Emotions

      Mariah #1's - The Best Of Mariah Care, Columbia

  • Image for The Sutherland Brothers Band

    The Sutherland Brothers Band and Quiver Arms Of Mary

    The Greatest Love Of All (Various), Old Gold

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Hurts Like Heaven

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for The Zombies

    The Zombies Time Of The Season

    The Zombies - Odyssey & Oracle, Rock Machine

  • Image for Chris Rea

    Chris Rea Fool If You Think It's Over

    (Single), Magnet

  • Image for Jessica Mauboy

    Jessica Mauboy Gotcha

    (CD Single), Sony, 1

  • Image for The Cars

    The Cars My Best Friend's Girl

    The Cars, Elektra

  • Image for Liam Neeson & Gary Barlow

    Liam Neeson & Gary Barlow The Eve Of The War (The New Generation)

    Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds - The New Generation, Sony, 1

  • Image for Haywoode

    Haywoode Roses

    Hits Of The 80's - Various Artists, Columbia

  • Image for Neil Sedaka

    Neil Sedaka Calendar Girl

    The Very Best Of Neil Sedaka, Universal Music Tv

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY (Stratosphere Music)

    • Image for XOVA

      XOVA 9 Lives

  • Image for The Feeling

    The Feeling I Thought It Was Over

    (CD Single), Universal

  • Image for Bette Midler

    Bette Midler The Rose

    Experience The Divine Bette Midler, Atlantic, 5

  • Image for Ronan Keating

    Ronan Keating Wasted Light

    (CD Single), Polydor


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