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11/02/2013

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 11 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

39 items
  • HOUR 1

  • Image for Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson Billie Jean

    Walk On - Hits From The Last 2 Decade, Columbia

  • Image for Train

    Train Mermaid

    California 37, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Tracey Ullman

    Tracey Ullman They Don't Know

    You Broke My Heart In 17 Places, Stiff

  • Image for Edwin Starr

    Edwin Starr 25 Miles

    The Best Northern Soul All-Nighter (V, Virgin

  • Image for Emilia Mitiku

    Emilia Mitiku You're Not Right For Me

    I Belong To You, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Blue Öyster Cult

    Blue Öyster Cult Don't Fear The Reaper

    Chart Show Ultimate Rock - Various, Hit

  • Image for Suzanne Vega

    Suzanne Vega and DNA Tom's Diner

    Best Of Suzanne Vega - Tried & True, A&M

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "WHAT ABOUT NOW" (Mercury)

    • Image for Bon Jovi

      Bon Jovi Because We Can

      (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Gary Moore

    Gary Moore and Phil Lynott Parisienne Walkways

    Emerald Rock (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • LESTER'S LIBRRARY

    • Image for Daniela Brooker

      Daniela Brooker Heartbreaker

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé Haven't Met You Yet

    Crazy Love, Reprise, 1

  • Image for Bastille

    Bastille Pompeii

    (CD Single), Virgin Records

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Aztec Camera

      Aztec Camera Somewhere In My Heart

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

  • Image for The Clash

    The Clash Should I Stay Or Should I Go

    Now 19 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Lawson

    Lawson Learn To Love Again

    (CD Single), Global Talent Records

  • Image for Alison Moyet

    Alison Moyet Is This Love?

    Alison Moyet Singles, Columbia, 8

  • Image for Spandau Ballet

    Spandau Ballet Chant No. 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On)

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

  • Image for Jake Bugg

    Jake Bugg Lightning Bolt

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Sam Brown

    Sam Brown Stop!

    Woman (Various Artists), Polygram Tv/Sony Tv

  • Image for Del Shannon

    Del Shannon Runaway

    60's Number Ones Vol 1, Old Gold, 1

  • Image for Ron Sexsmith

    Ron Sexsmith Snake Road

    (CD Single), Cooking Vinyl, 1

  • Image for The Easybeats

    The Easybeats Friday On My Mind

    Good Morning Vietnam (Film S/Track), Disky

  • Image for a-ha

    a-ha Hunting High & Low

    A-Ha - Hunting High & Low, Warner Bros., 5

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY suggested by Mick Corder, Dartford

    • Image for Terry Jacks

      Terry Jacks Seasons In The Sun

      Million Sellers Vol.16 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Sheryl Crow

    Sheryl Crow My Favourite Mistake

    (CD Single), A&M

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Evil Woman

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic

  • Image for Barbara Acklin

    Barbara Acklin Am I The Same Girl

    Sixties Girls, Crimson, 9

  • Image for HAIM

    HAIM Don't Save Me

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Leona Lewis

    Leona Lewis Bleeding Love

    (CD Single), Sony BMG

  • Image for The Look

    The Look I Am The Beat

    Chartblasters '81, K-Tel

  • Image for Josephine

    Josephine Portrait

    (CD Single), Ruby Works

  • Image for 10cc

    10cc Good Morning Judge

    The Very Best Of 10cc, Mercury

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "FIRE IT UP" (Sony) out 18th February

    • Image for Joe Cocker

      Joe Cocker You Love Me Back

      Fire It Up, Columbia, 003

  • Image for XTC

    XTC Making Plans For Nigel

    Greatest Hits Of The 70's (Various), EMI

  • Image for Kelly Clarkson

    Kelly Clarkson Breakaway

    (CD Single), Sony BMG

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Passengers

    The Very Best Of Elton John, Rocket

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "MUD ON THE TIRES" (Arista)

  • Image for Stereophonics

    Stereophonics Indian Summer

    (CD Single), Stylus Records, 1

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