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2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 26 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 Chic

      Chic Le Freak

      Our Friends In The North - TV Drama S, Telstar

  • Image for Talking Heads

    Talking Heads Once In A Lifetime

    Talking Heads - Remain In Light, Sire

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Doom & Gloom

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Bobbie Gentry

    Bobbie Gentry I'll Never Fall In Love Again

    The Hits Of 1969 (Various Artists), MFP

  • Image for Big Mountain

    Big Mountain Baby I Love Your Way

    No Greater Love (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Ed Sheeran

    Ed Sheeran Give Me Love

    + (Plus), Atlantic

  • Image for Eurythmics

    Eurythmics You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart

    Eurythmics - Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for KC and The Sunshine Band

    KC and The Sunshine Band Boogie Shoes

    Very Best Of KC & The Sunshine Band, Chrysalis

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "COMPANY" (Pias) out now

    • Image for Andy Burrows

      Andy Burrows Hometown

      (CD Single), Play It Again Sam UK, 1

  • Image for 10cc

    10cc The Dean & I

    The Very Best Of 10cc, Mercury

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the EP, "DRAGONFLY" (Decca) out 17th Dec

  • Image for Vanessa Carlton

    Vanessa Carlton A Thousand Miles

    (CD Single), A&M

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Hurts Like Heaven

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Boy Meets Girl

      Boy Meets Girl Waiting For A Star To Fall

      The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for T. Rex

    T. Rex Metal Guru

    The Greatest Hits Of 1972 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Prince

    Prince Rock And Roll Love Affair

    (CD Single), NPG Records

  • Image for Betty Everett

    Betty Everett It's In His Kiss

    Unchained Melodies II (Various Artis, Telstar

  • Image for Billy Joel

    Billy Joel The Longest Time

    An Innocent Man, CBS

  • Image for Ronan Keating

    Ronan Keating Wasted Light

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for The O'Jays

    The O'Jays Used Ta Be My Girl

    Million Sellers Vol.18 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Lily Allen

    Lily Allen The Fear

    (CD Single), Regal, 1

  • Image for One Direction

    One Direction Little Things

    Take Me Home, Sony

  • Image for Wilson Pickett

    Wilson Pickett In The Midnight Hour

    Soul (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "JEFF WAYNE'S WAR OF THE WORLDS" (Sony) suggested by Simon Wratten, Southampton

    • Image for Jeff Wayne

      Jeff Wayne The Eve Of The War

      (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Adele

    Adele Rumour Has It

    21, XL, 1

  • Image for Canned Heat

    Canned Heat Going Up The Country

    The Hits Of 1969 (Various Artists), MFP

  • Image for Goo Goo Dolls

    Goo Goo Dolls Iris

    (CD Single), Hollywood Records

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Boz Scaggs

      Boz Scaggs Lido Shuffle

      The Greatest Hits Of 1977 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Queen

    Queen Another One Bites The Dust

    The Game, Island, 3

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Different

    (CD Single), Island, 4

  • Image for Heart

    Heart These Dreams

    (CD Single), Capitol

  • Image for Keane

    Keane Somewhere Only We Know

    (CD Single), Transcopic Records

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift Red

    Red, Mercury

  • Image for Red Box

    Red Box Lean On Me

    Red Box - The Circle & The Square, Sire

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE" (Sony) out now

    • Image for Olly Murs

      Olly Murs Loud And Clear

      Right Place Right Time, Sony, 3

  • Image for Bob Seger

    Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band Mainstreet

    Greatest Hits, Capitol

  • Image for Erasure

    Erasure A Little Respect

    Erasure - Pop!, Mute Records

  • Image for Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogue On A Night Like This (The Abbey Road Sessions)

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 2

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "SLOWHAND: DELUXE EDITION" (Universal) out 3rd December

  • Image for Frankie Valli

    Frankie Valli You're Ready Now

    Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Ve, Polygram Tv


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