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2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 13 December 2012

The Best Time of the Day show with Alex, jam-packed with an eclectic mix of music and hilarious chat, plus Record and Album of the Week, Lester's Library and Pause for Thought.

Music Played

39 items
  • HOUR 1

  • Image for Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse You Know I'm No Good

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Different

    (CD Single), Island, 4

  • Image for Shakin' Stevens

    Shakin' Stevens Merry Christmas Everyone

    That's Christmas (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for The Police

    The Police Roxanne

    The Very Best Of Sting & The Police, A&M

  • Image for Emeli Sandé

    Emeli Sandé Clown

    (CD Single), Virgin, 5

  • Image for Del Shannon

    Del Shannon Runaway

    60's Number Ones Vol 1, Old Gold, 1

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John and Kiki Dee Don't Go Breaking My Heart

    Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002, Mercury

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "Sunken Condos" (Reprise) OUT 7th January

  • Image for UB40

    UB40 Can't Help Falling In Love

    The Love Album (CD 1) (Various Artist, Virgin

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY FROM THE ALBUM "A Jazz & Blues Christmas" (Putumayo) OUT NOW

    • Image for B.B. King

      B.B. King Christmas Celebration

      A Jazz & Blues Christmas, Putumayo

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith Just Be

    Fall To Grace, Sony

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Janet Jackson

      Janet Jackson When I Think Of You

      Janet Jackson - Design Of A Decade, A&M, 7

  • Image for Four Tops

    Four Tops Don't Walk Away

    The Four Tops - The Singles Collectio, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Andy Burrows

    Andy Burrows Hometown

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

  • Image for Brenda Lee

    Brenda Lee Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree

    Brenda Lee - The EP Collection, See For Miles

  • Image for U2

    U2 Mysterious Ways

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Jenn Bostic

    Jenn Bostic Jealous Of The Angels

    (CD Single), Absolute, 1

  • Image for Jona Lewie

    Jona Lewie Stop The Cavalry

    The Ivor Novello Winners, EMI

  • Image for Desmond Dekker

    Desmond Dekker You Can Get It If You Really Want

    Young Gifted & Black (Various), Trojan

  • Image for Muse

    Muse Follow Me

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for The Doobie Brothers

    The Doobie Brothers What A Fool Believes

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK" (Arista) suggested by Paul Colley

    • Image for Darlene Love

      Darlene Love All Alone On Christmas

      Christmas Hits (Various Artists), BMG

  • Image for Julia and Company

    Julia and Company Breakin' Down (Sugar Samba)

    (Single), London

  • Image for Billy Fury

    Billy Fury Wondrous Place

    Best TV Ads... Ever! (Various Artists), Virgin, 20

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Alphabeat

      Alphabeat Fascination

      (CD Single), Copenhagen

  • Image for Roxy Music

    Roxy Music Pyjamarama

    Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music - Street Life, Eg

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys Memory Of The Future

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Tift Merritt

    Tift Merritt I'll Be Home For Christmas

    A Very Special Acoustic Christmas (Various Artists), Lost Highway

  • Image for The Overtones

    The Overtones Higher

    Higher, Warner Bros, 3

  • Image for Toto

    Toto Hold The Line

    Driving Rock (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Barrett Strong

    Barrett Strong Money (That's What I Want)

    Pre-Fab! (Various Artists), Connoisseur Collection


    • Image for Rod Stewart & Michael Buble

      Rod Stewart & Michael Buble Winter Wonderland

      Merry Christmas, Baby, Verve, 3

  • Image for Imagination

    Imagination Just An Illusion

    Heart Full Of Soul 2 (Various Artist, Global Television

  • Image for Billy Joel

    Billy Joel Uptown Girl

    An Innocent Man, CBS

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "Yesyears" (Atco) suggested by André Willey in Birmingham

    • Image for Yes

      Yes Run With The Fox

      Yesyears, Atco

  • Image for The Justice Collective

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

    (CD Single), Metropolis Recordings, 4

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY FROM THE ALBUM "Time Of The Year" (Level Vibes) OUT NOW

    • Image for Maxi Priest

      Maxi Priest Merry Christmas Baby

      Time Of The Year, Level Vibes

  • Image for The Crickets

    The Crickets Maybe Baby

    Rediscover The 50's-Rock With The Cav, Old Gold


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