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11/12/2012

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 11 December 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 Guns N’ Roses

      Guns N’ Roses Sweet Child O' Mine

      The Hits Album 10 (Various Artists), Hits Album

  • Image for The Supremes

    The Supremes Stoned Love

    Hitsville USA (CD 4), Hitsville

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Troublemaker

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for Chuck Berry

    Chuck Berry Run Rudolph Run

    Chuck Berry - The Chess Years (Cd 2), Chess

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Let It Be

    Past Masters, Apple, 6

  • Image for The Overtones

    The Overtones Higher

    Higher, Warner Bros, 3

  • Image for Youssou N'Dour

    Youssou N'Dour and Neneh Cherry 7 Seconds

    Love - 38 All Time Love Classics, Polygram Tv

  • Image for The Cure

    The Cure In Between Days

    The Cure - Staring At The Sea, Fiction

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "SUNKEN CONDOS" (Reprise) out now

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys I'll Be Home For Christmas

    That's Christmas (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for AC/DC

    AC/DC Highway To Hell

    AC/DC - Highway To Hell, Albert

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "WINTER WONDERLAND" (Carrack UK)

  • Image for Danny & The Juniors

    Danny & The Juniors At The Hop

    That's Rock'n'Roll (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Andy Burrows

    Andy Burrows Hometown

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

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Men at Work

      Men at Work Down Under

      Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Slade

    Slade Merry Xmas Everybody

    (CD Single), EMI

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith Just Be

    Fall To Grace, Sony

  • Image for George Michael

    George Michael Amazing

    (CD Single), Sony

  • Image for The Justice Collective

    The Justice Collective He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother

    (CD Single), Metropolis Recordings, 4

  • Image for Whitesnake

    Whitesnake Is This Love

    The 80's Love Album (Various Artists, Virgin

  • Image for Vicki Sue Robinson

    Vicki Sue Robinson Turn The Beat Around

    American Dreams (The Best Of The 70's, RCA

  • Image for Matt Cardle

    Matt Cardle Anyone Else

    (CD Single), Silva Screen

  • Image for Jamiroquai

    Jamiroquai Virtual Insanity

    Walk On - Hits From The Last 2 Decade, Columbia

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "THE HITS/ THE B-SIDES" (Warner) suggested by Martin Hernst, Bangor

    • Image for The Revolution

      The Revolution Another Lonely Christmas

      The Hits & B Sides, Paisley Park, 3

  • Image for Carpenters

    Carpenters Top Of The World

    The Carpenters - Yesterday Once More, A&M

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for ABBA

      ABBA Ring Ring

      Abba, Polydor

  • Image for Roxette

    Roxette Joyride

    Roxette Hits!, Capitol

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Different

    (CD Single), Island, 4

  • Image for Saint Etienne

    Saint Etienne I Was Born On Christmas Day

    (CD Single), Heavenly, 17

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley His Latest Flame

    Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for Josh Osho

    Josh Osho Imperfections

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Kim Wilde

    Kim Wilde Kids In America

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY" (Universal) out now

    • Image for Rod Stewart

      Rod Stewart Red-Suited Super Man

      Merry Christmas, Baby, Verve, 9

  • Image for Heaven 17

    Heaven 17 Temptation

    Now 1983 - The Millennium Series, Now

  • Image for Neil Diamond

    Neil Diamond Sweet Caroline

    Neil Diamond - The Ultimate Collectio, Columbia/Mca

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH: NEW WAVE XMAS" (Rhino) suggested by Mary Sikorski

    • Image for Captain Sensible

      Captain Sensible One Christmas Catalogue

      Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Xmas, Rhino, 6

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Roll Over Lay Down

    Hits Of 1975 & 1976 (Various Artists), Polydor, 4

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the 3CD box-set, "THE TROJAN CHRISTMAS BOX-SET" (Trojan)

  • Image for Emeli Sandé

    Emeli Sandé Clown

    (CD Single), Virgin, 5

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