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2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 24 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

39 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Rod Stewart

      Rod Stewart Young Turks

      The Best Of Rod Stewart, Warner Bros

  • Image for Marvin Gaye

    Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell The Onion Song

    Soul (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Where Are We Now?

    (CD Single), ISO Records

  • Image for Meat Loaf

    Meat Loaf Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad

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

  • Image for Alicia Keys

    Alicia Keys Empire State Of Mind (Part II) Broken Down

    The Element Of Freedom, Sony Music, 14

  • Image for Gabrielle Aplin

    Gabrielle Aplin Please Don't Say You Love Me

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Adam Ant

    Adam Ant Goody Two Shoes

    Wave Party (Various Artists), Columbia, 15

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Ring Ring

    Abba, Polydor

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "GIRL WHO GOT AWAY" (RCA) out 4th March

    • Image for Dido

      Dido No Freedom

      (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Def Leppard

    Def Leppard Pour Some Sugar On Me

    More Monkey Business From Catalogue Marketing (Various Artists), Universal

  • Lester's Library from the album "Sun" (Matador) Out Now

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue That's What We Can Do

    (CD Single), Edsel Records

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Donna Summer

      Donna Summer I Feel Love

      Donna Summer - On The Radio, Casablanca, 7

  • Image for Bryan Adams

    Bryan Adams Heaven

    Bryan Adams - Reckless, A&M

  • Image for Josh Osho

    Josh Osho Imperfections

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi In These Arms

    Bon Jovi - Keep The Faith, Mercury

  • Image for Jackie Wilson

    Jackie Wilson I Get The Sweetest Feeling

    Time For Love (Various Artists), Truetrax

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys Memory Of The Future

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Elvis Costello

    Elvis Costello Watching The Detectives

    Elvis Costello & Attractions- The Man, Imp Records

  • Image for LeAnn Rimes

    LeAnn Rimes I Need You

    (CD Single), Curb

  • Image for Prefab Sprout

    Prefab Sprout When Love Breaks Down

    Prefab Sprout - Two Wheels Good, Epic

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "MILLION MILE REFLECTIONS" (Epic) suggested by David Houghton in Southampton

  • Image for Sting

    Sting Nothing Bout Me

    (CD Single), A&M

  • Image for Hannah Boleyn

    Hannah Boleyn When You're Gone

    (CD Single), Tudor Gate Records, 1

  • Image for Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash A Thing Called Love

    Country Moods (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • HOUR 3

  • Image for Santana

    Santana Let The Children Play

    The Ultimate Collection, Columbia

  • Image for Emeli Sandé

    Emeli Sandé Clown

    (CD Single), Virgin, 5

  • Image for Duffy

    Duffy Rockferry

    (CD Single), A&M

  • Image for Eric Clapton

    Eric Clapton Behind The Mask

    The Cream Of Eric Clapton, Polydor

  • Image for The Mavericks

    The Mavericks Back In Your Arms Again

    In Time, Decca

  • Image for Barry White

    Barry White You're The First, The Last, My Everything

    Barry White - The Collection, Mercury


  • Image for Dinah Washington

    Dinah Washington September In The Rain

    The Best Of Dinah Washington, Mercury

  • Image for Belinda Carlisle

    Belinda Carlisle Circle In The Sand

    The Love Album (CD 2) (Various Artist, Virgin

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "ONE TRICK PONY" (Legacy) Out Now

    • Image for Paul Simon

      Paul Simon One Trick Pony

      One Trick Pony, Legacy

  • Image for Mariah Carey

    Mariah Carey Dreamlover

    Mariah #1's - The Best Of Mariah Care, Columbia

  • Image for Chaka Demus

    Chaka Demus and Pliers Tease Me

    (CD Single), Mango

  • Image for Madness

    Madness Never Knew Your Name

    (CD Single), Cooking Vinyl, 2


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