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27/11/2012

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 27 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

39 items
  • HOUR 1

  • Image for The Lightning Seeds

    The Lightning Seeds Lucky You

    Lightning Seeds - Jollification, Epic

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith Just Be

    Fall To Grace, Sony

  • Image for Bobby Vee

    Bobby Vee The Night Has A Thousand Eyes

    Bobby Vee - The EP Collection, See For Miles

  • Image for Syreeta

    Syreeta Your Kiss Is Sweet

    Motown Hits Of Gold Vol.7 (Various), Motown

  • 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 Gallagher & Lyle

    Gallagher & Lyle I Wanna Stay With You

    Gallagher & Lyle - Breakaway, River Records

  • Image for Avril Lavigne

    Avril Lavigne Complicated

    Avril Lavigne - Let Go, Arista

  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars Locked Out Of Heaven

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Dusty Springfield

    Dusty Springfield Son Of A Preacher Man

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "FADE" (Matador) out 14th January 2013

  • Image for Lynyrd Skynyrd

    Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama

    The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia

  • Image for Emeli Sandé

    Emeli Sandé and Labrinth Beneath Your Beautiful

    Electronic Earth, Sony

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Elton John

      Elton John Kiss The Bride

      The Very Best Of Elton John, Rocket

  • Image for KT Tunstall

    KT Tunstall Black Horse & The Cherry Tree

    (CD Single), Relentless Records

  • Image for Steps

    Steps Light Up The World

    (CD Single), Steps Recordings, 1

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Whatever You Want

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Damien Rice

    Damien Rice Cannonball

    (CD Single), 14th Floor Records

  • Image for The Overtones

    The Overtones Higher

    Higher, Warner Bros, 3

  • Image for The Staple Singers

    The Staple Singers Respect Yourself

    Ultimate Soul Collection Vol.2 (Vario, Warner Bros

  • Image for Level 42

    Level 42 The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up)

    Now 1983 - The Millennium Series, EMI

  • Image for Rebecca Ferguson

    Rebecca Ferguson Shoulder To Shoulder

    Heaven, Sony

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "COME AN' GET IT" (EMI) suggested by Otter Richardson in York

    • Image for Whitesnake

      Whitesnake Don't Break My Heart Again

      Come An Get It, EMI, 3

  • Image for Desmond Dekker & The Aces

    Desmond Dekker & The Aces and Desmond Dekker Israelites

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

  • Image for Phil Oakey

    Phil Oakey and Giorgio Moroder Together In Electric Dreams

    Our Friends Electric (Various Artists, Telstar

  • Image for Olivia Newton-John

    Olivia Newton-John Hopelessly Devoted To You

    Grease (Original Movie Soundtrack), Polydor

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Aztec Camera

      Aztec Camera Somewhere In My Heart

      Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Image for Wizzard

    Wizzard See My Baby Jive

    25 Years Of Rock `n' Roll - 1973, Connoisseur

  • Image for Jools Holland

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

    The Golden Age Of Song, Rhino

  • Image for Peter Gabriel

    Peter Gabriel Solsbury Hill

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Image for Alison Moyet

    Alison Moyet Weak In The Presence Of Beauty

    Alison Moyet Singles, Columbia

  • Image for Jeff Lynne

    Jeff Lynne Mercy Mercy

    Long Wave, Frontiers Records, 4

  • Image for Duran Duran

    Duran Duran Hungry Like The Wolf

    Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

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

    • Image for Olly Murs

      Olly Murs Army Of Two

      Right Place Right Time, Sony, 1

  • Image for The Everly Brothers

    The Everly Brothers Bye Bye Love

    Acuff-Rose Opryland Music: 50th Anniv, Acuff-Rose Opryland

  • Image for Visage

    Visage Fade To Grey

    Heart Full Of Soul (Various Artists), Knight Records

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "CASHBACK: SONGS I LEARNED FROM JOHNNY" (Drumfire)

  • Image for No Doubt

    No Doubt Don't Speak

    Huge Hits 1997 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue The Outsiders

    (CD Single), Edsel, 6

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