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05/02/2013

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 05 February 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 Slade

      Slade Cum On Feel The Noize

      (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Gabrielle

    Gabrielle Walk On By

    Heart & Soul - 40 Smooth Soul Grooves, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Bellowhead

    Bellowhead Roll The Woodpile Down

    Broadside, Navigator Records, 003

  • Image for Kate Bush

    Kate Bush Running Up That Hill

    Kate Bush - The Whole Story, EMI

  • Image for Sam & Dave

    Sam & Dave Soul Man

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "ALL THAT ECHOES" (Reprise) out 4th March

  • Image for Wings

    Wings Live & Let Die

    Paul McCartney - All The Best!, Parlophone

  • Image for Prince

    Prince U Got The Look (feat. Sheena Easton)

    Featured Artist: Sheena Easton.

    Prince - The Very Best Of, Warner Bros

  • Image for Josephine

    Josephine Portrait

    (CD Single), Ruby Works

  • Image for Kings of Leon

    Kings of Leon Use Somebody

    (CD Single), RCA, 2

  • Image for Rose Royce

    Rose Royce Car Wash

    Now 12 (Various Artists), Now

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "STRUGGLE MAKES YOU STRONGER" (High Drive Records)

  • Image for Lawson

    Lawson Learn To Love Again

    (CD Single), Global Talent Records

  • HOUR 2

  • Image for Ian Dury

    Ian Dury and Ian Dury and The Blockheads Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

    Fantastic 70's (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Image for Joe Cocker

    Joe Cocker Fire It Up

    Fire It Up, Sony Music

  • Image for The Supremes

    The Supremes You Can't Hurry Love

    Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Motown, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Elvis Costello

    Elvis Costello and Elvis Costello & The Attractions I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue That's What We Can Do

    (CD Single), Edsel Records

  • Image for New Order

    New Order True Faith '94

    (CD Single), London

  • Image for Sam Cooke

    Sam Cooke Cupid

    Sam Cooke - The Man & His Music, RCA

  • Image for Richard Hawley

    Richard Hawley Don't Stare At The Sun

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for k.d. lang

    k.d. lang Constant Craving

    The No.1 Acoustic Rock Album (Variou, Polygram Tv

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "THE BEST OF KENNY ROGERS" (EMI) suggested by Nathan Carter, in Southampton

    • Image for Kenny Rogers

      Kenny Rogers Coward Of The County

      Country Roads (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Wham!

    Wham! I'm Your Man

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

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles If I Fell

    The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night, Parlophone, 3

  • Image for The Bangles

    The Bangles A Hazy Shade Of Winter

    Bangles Greatest Hits, CBS

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Michael Jackson

      Michael Jackson Don't Stop Til You Get Enough

      Michael Jackson - History, Epic

  • Image for Katrina and the Waves

    Katrina and the Waves Walking On Sunshine

    The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist, Virgin

  • Image for Emeli Sandé

    Emeli Sandé Clown

    (CD Single), Virgin, 5

  • Image for Al Green

    Al Green Let's Stay Together

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for Go West

    Go West We Close Our Eyes

    Now 1985 - The Millennium Series, EMI

  • Image for The Overtones

    The Overtones Love Song

    Higher, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for The Beat

    The Beat Can't Get Used To Losing You

    The Best Of, Go-Feet

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

    • Image for Emilia Mitiku

      Emilia Mitiku Lost Inside Of You

      (CD Single), Warner Bros, 2

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Supreme

    (CD Single), Chrysalis

  • Image for Toots & The Maytals

    Toots & The Maytals Pressure Drop

    The Very Best Of, Island, 12

  • Image for Peggy Lee

    Peggy Lee Fever

    Mad About The Boy: Ladies Sing The Bl, Crimson

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION" (Hip-O Records)

  • Image for The Four Seasons

    The Four Seasons and Frankie Valli Big Girls Don't Cry

    Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Ve, Polygram Tv, 7

  • Image for HAIM

    HAIM Don't Save Me

    (CD Single), Polydor

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