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2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 12 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 The Supremes

    The Supremes Stop! In The Name Of Love

    Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Motown, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Stereophonics

    Stereophonics Indian Summer

    (CD Single), Stylus Records, 1

  • Image for Nik Kershaw

    Nik Kershaw The Riddle

    The Essential Nik Kershaw, Spectrum

  • Image for Snow Patrol

    Snow Patrol Spitting Games

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Arlissa

    Arlissa Sticks & Stones

    (CD Single), London Records, 1

  • Image for AC/DC

    AC/DC Back In Black

    Back In Black, Epic, 6

  • Image for Shanice

    Shanice I Love Your Smile

    (CD Single), Motown

  • 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 Carly Simon

    Carly Simon and James Taylor Mockingbird

    The Very Best Of Carly Simon, Global Television

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "CELEBRATE - THE GREATEST HITS +" (Virgin) out 25th March

  • Image for Secret Affair

    Secret Affair Time for Action

    Glory Boys, Sony, 4

  • Image for The Robert Cray Band

    The Robert Cray Band A Memo

    (CD Single), Provogue Records, 1

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Free

      Free All Right Now

      Back To The 70's (CD1) (Various), EMI, 15

  • Image for Etta James

    Etta James I Just Want To Make Love To You

    Etta James- The Genuine Article, Mca/Chess

  • Image for Dido

    Dido No Freedom

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Billy Idol

    Billy Idol White Wedding

    Rip It Up (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

    Stevie Wonder Ballad Collection, Motown

  • Image for Love and Theft

    Love and Theft Runnin' Out Of Air

    Love And Theft, RCA Nashville

  • Image for Zoe

    Zoe Sunshine On A Rainy Day

    Awesome 2 - Various Artists, Columbia

  • Image for The Police

    The Police Roxanne

    The Very Best Of Sting & The Police, A&M

  • Image for Sinéad O’Connor

    Sinéad O’Connor 4th And Vine

    (CD Single), One Little Indian, 1

  • Image for Mama Cass

    Mama Cass Make Your Own Kind Of Music

    Bubble Gum, Lemonade & Something for Mama, Dunhill, 12

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "MARC COHN" (Atlantic) suggested by Trev Vennard in Lossiemouth, Scotland

    • Image for Marc Cohn

      Marc Cohn Walking In Memphis

      Country Roads (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Indeep

    Indeep Last Night A DJ Saved My Life

    Soul Weekender (Various Artists), Crimson

  • Image for Will Young

    Will Young Jealousy

    Echoes, RCA, 1

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for The Human League

      The Human League Don't You Want Me

      Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Nancy Sinatra

    Nancy Sinatra Sugar Town

    The Greatest Hits Of Nancy Sinatra, Boulevard

  • Image for Josh Groban

    Josh Groban Brave

    All That Echoes, Reprise, 1

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams No Regrets

    (CD Single), Chrysalis

  • Image for Thin Lizzy

    Thin Lizzy Sarah

    Thin Lizzy - Black Rose, Vertigo

  • Image for Joss Stone

    Joss Stone A Taste Of Honey (Live)

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys Rent

    The Pet Shop Boys - Discography, Now

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

    • Image for Joe Cocker

      Joe Cocker Fire It Up

      Fire It Up, Sony Music

  • Image for The Emotions

    The Emotions Best Of My Love

    Mellow Madness (Various Artists), Epic

  • Image for Gabrielle Aplin

    Gabrielle Aplin Please Don't Say You Love Me

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Maxi Priest

    Maxi Priest Wild World

    Dancing On Sunshine - 22 Reggae Hits, Polygram Tv


  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Where Are We Now?

    (CD Single), ISO Records


The A-Z of Alex Lester

The A-Z of Alex Lester

To celebrate Alex's 26th year on Radio 2 here's a handy guide to his nocturnal world.


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    Alex Lester's Oddcast

    Alex Lester's latest musings on 'Alex World', featuring listener contributions, taken from his Best…

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