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21/11/2012

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 21 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 Tina Turner

      Tina Turner The Best

      Tina Turner - Simply The Best, Capitol

  • Image for The Animals

    The Animals We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place

    The Greatest Hits Of 1965, Premier

  • Image for Emeli Sandé

    Emeli Sandé and Labrinth Beneath Your Beautiful (feat. Emeli Sandé)

    Electronic Earth, Sony

  • Image for Kool & The Gang

    Kool & The Gang Ladies Night

    And They Danced The Night Away, Debutante

  • Image for Chuck Berry

    Chuck Berry You Never Can Tell (C'est La Vie)

    The Best Of Chuck Berry, MCA

  • Image for Mika

    Mika The Origin Of Love

    The Origin Of Love, Island

  • Image for The Jam

    The Jam Start!

    Sound Affects, Polydor, 12

  • Image for The Beautiful South

    The Beautiful South A Little Time

    Music Of The Millennium (Various), Universal

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

  • Image for UB40

    UB40 Cherry Oh Baby

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

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY (Nettwerk)

    • Image for Passenger

      Passenger Things That Stop You Dreaming

  • Image for Corinne Bailey Rae

    Corinne Bailey Rae Put Your Records On

    (CD Single), EMI

  • Image for Maroon 5

    Maroon 5 Payphone

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

  • Image for Jeff Lynne

    Jeff Lynne Mercy Mercy

    Long Wave, Frontiers Records, 4

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for David Bowie

      David Bowie Ashes To Ashes

      David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Sunday Girl

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

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Troublemaker

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for The Ronettes

    The Ronettes Be My Baby

    The Best Of The Ronettes, Phil Spector Int

  • Image for Suzanne Vega

    Suzanne Vega Luka

    (CD Single), Reprise

  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars Locked Out Of Heaven

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for The Elgins

    The Elgins Heaven Must Have Sent You

    Motown Hits Of Gold Vol.5 (Various), Motown, 6

  • Image for Big Country

    Big Country In A Big Country

    Without The Aid Of A Safety Net, EMI

  • Image for Jenn Bostic

    Jenn Bostic Jealous Of The Angels

    (CD Single), Absolute, 1

  • Image for Nick Lowe

    Nick Lowe Cruel To Be Kind

    Fantastic 70's (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia, 9

  • Image for Shirley Ellis

    Shirley Ellis The Clapping Song

    The Complete Congress Recordings, Connoisseur

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "THE VERY BEST OF DON WILLIAMS" (Spectrum) suggested by Andy Crombie in Edinburgh

    • Image for Don Williams

      Don Williams You're My Best Friend

      Ultimate Country (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Supertramp

    Supertramp It's Raining Again

    The Very Best Of Supertramp, Polygram Tv

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for ZZ Top

      ZZ Top Gimme All Your Lovin'

      Top Gear 2 - Various Artists, Columbia

  • Image for Amy Macdonald

    Amy Macdonald Mr Rock & Roll

    (CD Single), Vertigo

  • Image for Steps

    Steps Light Up The World

    (CD Single), Steps Recordings, 1

  • Image for Van Morrison

    Van Morrison Domino

    The Very Best Of Van Morrison, Polydor

  • Image for Robbie Nevil

    Robbie Nevil C'est La Vie

    Various Artists - New Frontiers, Temple Records

  • Image for One Direction

    One Direction Little Things

    Take Me Home, Sony

  • Image for k.d. lang

    k.d. lang Miss Chatelaine

    (CD Single), Sire

  • Image for Alex Clare

    Alex Clare Thunder Child (The New Generation)

    Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds - The New Generation, Sony, 5

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo In The Army Now

    Whatever You Want - V.Best Of Status, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Lauren Wood

    Lauren Wood Fallen

    Pretty Woman - Soundtrack, EMI

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "CELEBRATION" (Atlantic) out now

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Uptight (Everything's Alright)

    Dancing In The Street (Various Artis, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for The Script

    The Script Six Degrees Of Separation

    #3, Sony

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