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31/12/2012

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 31 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

45 items
  • Hour 1

  • Image for Indeep

    Indeep Last Night A DJ Saved My Life

    Soul Weekender (Various Artists), Crimson

  • Image for Donald Fagen

    Donald Fagen Miss Marlene

    Sunken Condos, Reprise, 007

  • Image for Martha Reeves and The Vandellas

    Martha Reeves and The Vandellas (Love Is Like A) Heatwave

    Originals 2 (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Kool & The Gang

    Kool & The Gang Ladies Night

    And They Danced The Night Away, Debutante

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones One More Shot

    Grrr!, Abkco

  • Image for Sophie B. Hawkins

    Sophie B. Hawkins Right Beside You

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for The Who

    The Who Baba O'Riley

    The Who - Who's Better, Who's Best, Polydor

  • Image for Mick Hucknall

    Mick Hucknall I'd Rather Go Blind

    (CD Single), SimplyRed.com

  • Image for The Swinging Blue Jeans

    The Swinging Blue Jeans You're No Good

    The Hits Of 1964 (Various Artists), MFP

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "LADIES & GENTLEMEN... MR B.B. KING" (Universal)

    • Image for B.B. King

      B.B. King When It All Comes Down (I'll Still Be Around)

      Ladies and Gentlemen... Mr B.B. King, Universal

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Sade

      Sade Smooth Operator

      Walk On - Hits From The Last 2 Decade, Columbia, 2

  • Image for Little Richard

    Little Richard Lucille

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

  • Image for Paolo Nutini

    Paolo Nutini 10/10

    Sunny Side Up, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Gabrielle

    Gabrielle Give Me A Little More Time

    The Best Of Woman To Woman (Various), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Andy Burrows

    Andy Burrows Light The Night

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

  • Image for The Pointer Sisters

    The Pointer Sisters Slow Hand

    Soul (Various Artists), Polygram Tv, 13

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé Hollywood

    (CD Single), Reprise, 1

  • Image for The Killers

    The Killers Here With Me

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Roberta Flack

    Roberta Flack Feel Like Making Love

    The Best Of Roberta Flack, Atlantic, 5

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Burning Bridges (On & Off & On Again)

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

  • Image for Stephanie Mills

    Stephanie Mills Never Knew Love Like This Before

    And They Danced The Night Away, Debutante

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, from the album "NIMROD" (Warners) suggested by Cheryl Wesser in Bournemouth

    • Image for Green Day

      Green Day Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)

      Green Day - Nimrod, Reprise

  • Image for The Shirelles

    The Shirelles Will You Love Me Tomorrow

    Memories ... Are Made Of This, Dino

  • Image for Prince

    Prince Rock And Roll Love Affair

    (CD Single), NPG Records

  • Image for Stevie Nicks

    Stevie Nicks Secret Love

    In Your Dreams, Reprise, 1

  • Image for Robert Palmer

    Robert Palmer Addicted To Love

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

  • Hour 3

    • Image for Cheryl Lynn

      Cheryl Lynn Got To Be Real

      The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue That's What We Can Do

    (CD Single), Edsel Records

  • Image for Cyndi Lauper

    Cyndi Lauper I Drove All Night

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

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks Days

    The Kinks - The Definitive Collection, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Troublemaker

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for Dire Straits

    Dire Straits Walk Of Life

    Brothers In Arms 20th Anniv Edition, Vertigo

  • Image for Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse Love Is A Losing Game

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Josh Osho

    Josh Osho Imperfections

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for The Beat

    The Beat Can't Get Used To Losing You

    The Best Of, Go-Feet

  • Image for Nils Lofgren

    Nils Lofgren Shine Silently

    Nils, A&M

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys Memory Of The Future

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Hour 4

    • Image for The Chiffons

      The Chiffons One Fine Day

      Radio Gold (Various Artists), Ace

  • Image for Terence Trent D’Arby

    Terence Trent D’Arby Dance Little Sister

    T.T.D'Arby - Introducing The Hardline, Columbia

  • Image for James Arthur

    James Arthur Impossible

    (CD Single), Syco, 1

  • Image for Des’ree

    Des’ree You Gotta Be

    The Ivor Novello Winners, EMI

  • Image for Matt Cardle

    Matt Cardle Anyone Else

    (CD Single), Silva Screen

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "AROUND THE WORLD" (Fantasy)

    • Image for Raul Malo

      Raul Malo Indian Love Call

      Around the World, Fantasy

  • Image for The Four Seasons

    The Four Seasons and Frankie Valli Let's Hang On

    Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Ve, Polygram Tv, 5

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