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08/01/2013

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 08 January 2013

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 Wham!

      Wham! The Edge Of Heaven

      Wham - The Best Of Wham!, Epic

  • Image for Chic

    Chic I Want Your Love

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue That's What We Can Do

    (CD Single), Edsel Records

  • Image for The Zombies

    The Zombies She's Not There

    The Godfathers Of Britpop, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Queen

    Queen and David Bowie Under Pressure

    Queen - Greatest Hits II, Parlophone

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "OUR VERSION OF EVENTS" (EMI) out now

  • Image for Maroon 5

    Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera Moves Like Jagger

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

  • Image for Travis

    Travis Flowers In The Window

    (CD Single), Independiente

  • Image for The Mavericks

    The Mavericks Back In Your Arms Again

    In Time, Decca

  • Image for Lene Marlin

    Lene Marlin Sitting Down Here

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "PEOPLE, HELL & ANGELS" (Sony) out 1st April

  • Image for Four Tops

    Four Tops Bernadette

    The Four Tops - The Singles Collectio, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Josh Osho

    Josh Osho Imperfections

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • HOUR 2

  • Image for Betty Everett

    Betty Everett It's In His Kiss

    Unchained Melodies II (Various Artis, Telstar

  • Image for Andy Burrows

    Andy Burrows Hometown

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

  • Image for AC/DC

    AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long

    AC/DC - Back In Black, EMI

  • Image for Jamiroquai

    Jamiroquai Cosmic Girl

    Simply The Best Radio Hits (Various), Warner E.S.P.

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Different

    (CD Single), Island, 4

  • Image for Donna Summer

    Donna Summer MacArthur Park

    The Dance Collection, Casablanca, 4

  • Image for Paul Simon

    Paul Simon 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover

    Paul Simon - Negotiations & Love Song, Warner Bros, 6

  • Image for Robert Vincent

    Robert Vincent Life In Easy Steps

    (CD Single), DB Industries

  • Image for Bow Wow Wow

    Bow Wow Wow Go Wild In The Country

    Into The Eighties - Various Artists, Global Television

  • Image for Jon Bon Jovi & Luciano Pavarotti

    Jon Bon Jovi & Luciano Pavarotti Let It Rain

    Pavarotti & Friends: The Duets, Decca, 12

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Lady Madonna

    The Beatles - 1, Apple, 5

  • Image for ZZ Top

    ZZ Top Gimme All Your Lovin'

    Top Gear 2 - Various Artists, Columbia

  • Image for DeBarge

    DeBarge Rhythm Of The Night

    Dancing In The Street (Various Artis, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Duran Duran

    Duran Duran Ordinary World

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

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift Red

    Red, Mercury

  • Image for The Angels

    The Angels My Boyfriend's Back

    Hit Girls Of The Sixties, Pickwick

  • Image for Lindsey Buckingham

    Lindsey Buckingham Holiday Road

    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation O.S.T. (Various Artists), WEA, 1

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones One More Shot

    Grrr!, Abkco

  • Image for Sydney Youngblood

    Sydney Youngblood If Only I Could

    Club Classics From The 80's (Various), Disky

  • Image for Eddie Redmayne

    Eddie Redmayne Empty Chairs At Empty Tables

    Les Miserables Highlights From The Motion Picture Soundtrack, Polydor, 19

  • Image for Patti Smith

    Patti Smith Because The Night

    Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label

  • Image for The Skyliners

    The Skyliners Since I Don't Have You

    All Time Classic Rock 'n' Roll Tearje, Warner Strategic Marketi

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys Memory Of The Future

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Big Mountain

    Big Mountain Baby I Love Your Way

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

  • Image for The Shadows

    The Shadows Wonderful Land

    The Shadows - First 20 Years At The T, EMI

  • Image for Cee Lo Green

    Cee Lo Green Forget You

    (CD Single), Warner Music UK, 1

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