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2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 07 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

40 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Supertramp

      Supertramp Give A Little Bit

      The Very Best Of Supertramp, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston My Love Is Your Love

    (CD Single), Arista

  • Image for Joe Cocker

    Joe Cocker Fire It Up

    Fire It Up, Sony Music

  • Image for T. Rex

    T. Rex Jeepster

    Electric Warrior (Deluxe Edition), A&M, 3

  • Image for Nina Simone

    Nina Simone Feelin' Good

    Sex And The City (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Dire Straits

    Dire Straits Money For Nothing

    Sultans Of Swing - Best Of Dire Straits, Vertigo

  • Image for Alicia Keys

    Alicia Keys Brand New Me

    Girl On Fire, RCA

  • Image for The Who

    The Who Pinball Wizard

    My Generation - The Very Best Of..., Polydor

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

  • Image for Jamiroquai

    Jamiroquai Love Foolosophy

    (CD Single), Sony

  • Lester's Library from the album "UNCHAIN YOUR BRAIN: THE BST OF GILLAN" (Music Club Deluxe) Out Now

    • Image for Gillan

      Gillan Tonight

      Unchain Your Brain: The Best of Gillan, Music Club Delux

  • Image for Emeli Sandé

    Emeli Sandé Clown

    (CD Single), Virgin, 5

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Ray Stevens

      Ray Stevens Misty

      In The Summertime-Sound Of 70's, Part, Old Gold

  • Image for KT Tunstall

    KT Tunstall Suddenly I See

    (CD Single), Relentless Records

  • Image for Bellowhead

    Bellowhead Roll The Woodpile Down

    Broadside, Navigator Records, 003

  • Image for The Foundations

    The Foundations Baby Now That I've Found You

    Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television

  • Image for Judas Priest

    Judas Priest Living After Midnight

    British Steel, CBS, 15

  • Image for Kristina Train

    Kristina Train Lose You Tonight

    (CD Single), Mercury

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Super Trouper

    Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition), Polar, 006

  • Image for Gregory Abbott

    Gregory Abbott Shake You Down

    Soul Desire (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Hannah Boleyn

    Hannah Boleyn When You're Gone

    (CD Single), Tudor Gate Records, 1

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks Come Dancing

    The Kinks - The Definitive Collection, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Pat Benatar

    Pat Benatar We Belong

    Pat Benatar - Tropico, Chrysalis

  • Image for Dr. Hook

    Dr. Hook When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman

    Making Love & Music, MFP

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "NIGHTCLUBBING" (Island) suggested by Phil Smethersly in Kent

  • Image for Simon & Garfunkel

    Simon & Garfunkel Baby Driver

    Top Of The Morning With Terry Wogan, Sony Music TV

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Madonna

      Madonna Open Your Heart

      Madonna - The Immaculate Collection, Sire, 13

  • Image for Blur

    Blur Parklife

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Lawson

    Lawson Learn To Love Again

    (CD Single), Global Talent Records

  • Image for The Lovin’ Spoonful

    The Lovin’ Spoonful Do You Believe In Magic

    The Lovin' Spoonful Collection, Castle Communications

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart Baby Jane

    The Best Of Rod Stewart, Warner Bros

  • Image for Love and Theft

    Love and Theft Runnin' Out Of Air

    Love And Theft, RCA Nashville

  • Image for Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash One Piece At A Time

    Ultimate Country (Various Artists), Telstar

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

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Don't Panic

    (CD Single), Universal Music

  • Image for Evelyn

    Evelyn "Champagne" King Shame

    Million Sellers Vol.17 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Gabrielle Aplin

    Gabrielle Aplin Please Don't Say You Love Me

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Red Dragon

    Red Dragon and Brian & Tony Gold Compliments On Your Kiss

    The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist, Virgin

  • Lester's Library from the album "THE SALESMAN AND THE SHARK" (Anti) Out Now

    • Image for Sean Rowe

      Sean Rowe Downwind

      The Salesman and The Shark, Anti

  • Image for The Cure

    The Cure Close To Me

    The Cure - Staring At The Sea, Fiction


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