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2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 17 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

41 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Blondie

      Blondie Denis

      Atomic: The Very Best Of Blondie, EMI

  • Image for U2

    U2 Pride (In The Name Of Love)

    U2 - The Best Of 1980-1990, Island, 1

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Where Are We Now?

    (CD Single), ISO Records

  • Image for Janet Jackson

    Janet Jackson Nasty

    Janet Jackson - Design Of A Decade, A&M, 3

  • Image for Dion

    Dion Runaround Sue

    The Wanderers (Original S/Track), Sequel Records

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys Memory Of The Future

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for AC/DC

    AC/DC Highway To Hell

    AC/DC - Highway To Hell, Albert

  • Image for Cheryl Lynn

    Cheryl Lynn Got To Be Real

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "I BELONG TO YOU" (Warner) out 11th February

    • Image for Emilia Mitiku

      Emilia Mitiku You're Not Right For Me

      I Belong To You, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Ph.D.

    Ph.D. I Won't Let You Down

    One Shot '80 (Various Artists), Universal Music, 13

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift Red

    Red, Mercury

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "PAYOLA" (Wichita) out 25th Feb

  • Image for Bob & Earl

    Bob & Earl The Harlem Shuffle

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart Oh No Not My Baby

    And Then She Kissed Me Vol.1 (Various, Debutante

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Elton John

      Elton John Island Girl

      Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002, Mercury

  • Image for Diana Ross

    Diana Ross Chain Reaction

    Now That's What I Call Music '86, Now

  • Image for Josh Osho

    Josh Osho Imperfections

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Creedence Clearwater Revival Proud Mary

    Chronicle, Fantasy, 3

  • Image for T’Pau

    T’Pau Heart And Soul

    Greatest Hits Of The 80's (Various), Disky

  • Image for HAIM

    HAIM Don't Save Me

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Argent

    Argent Hold Your Head Up

    (Single), Epic, 2

  • Image for Squeeze

    Squeeze Hourglass

    Big Squeeze: The Very Best Of Squeeze, Universal/A&M

  • Image for Robert Vincent

    Robert Vincent Life In Easy Steps

    (CD Single), DB Industries

  • Image for Sophie B. Hawkins

    Sophie B. Hawkins Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover

    Woman (Various Artists), Polygram Tv/Sony Tv

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the "THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION" (Universal) suggested by Colin Haynes, East Midlands

    • Image for INXS

      INXS Just Keep Walking

      Definitive, UNiversal, 7

  • Image for Dire Straits

    Dire Straits Romeo & Juliet

    The No.1 Love Album (Various Artists, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Red Hot Chili Peppers The Zephyr Song

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Michael Jackson

      Michael Jackson Wanna Be Startin' Something

      The Essential Michael Jackson, Epic, 7

  • Image for Stealers Wheel

    Stealers Wheel Stuck In The Middle With You

    (Single), A&M

  • Image for Emeli Sandé

    Emeli Sandé Clown

    (CD Single), Virgin, 5

  • Image for Propaganda

    Propaganda Duel

    A Secret Wish - Propaganda, ZTT, 12

  • Image for Gerry & The Pacemakers

    Gerry & The Pacemakers I Like It

    The Hits Of 1963 (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Lawson

    Lawson Learn To Love Again

    (CD Single), Global Talent Records


  • Image for The Cars

    The Cars My Best Friend's Girl

    The Cars, Elektra

  • Image for Phil Fearon & Galaxy

    Phil Fearon & Galaxy What Do I Do?

    More Greatest Hits Of 80's (Various), Disky

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue That's What We Can Do

    (CD Single), Edsel Records

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Don't Tell Me

    (CD Single), Maverick, 16

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "FIRE IT UP" (Columbia)

  • Image for The Upsetters

    The Upsetters Return Of Django

    Million Sellers Vol.10 - The Sixties, Disky

  • Image for The Four Seasons

    The Four Seasons and Frankie Valli Walk Like A Man

    Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Ve, Polygram Tv, 6


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