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2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 14 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 Bobby Womack

    Bobby Womack Across 110th Street

    Screen Cuts (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Dido

    Dido No Freedom

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Pretenders

    Pretenders I'll Stand By You

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

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys I Get Around

    The Best Of The Beach Boys (CD 1), EMI

  • Image for Love and Theft

    Love and Theft Runnin' Out Of Air

    Love And Theft, RCA Nashville

  • Image for Wild Cherry

    Wild Cherry Play That Funky Music

    Walk On - Hits From The Last 2 Decade, Columbia

  • Image for Jona Lewie

    Jona Lewie You'll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties

    Back To The Eighties (Various), Music Club

  • 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 Gabrielle

    Gabrielle Out Of Reach

    Now 49 (Various Artists), Now

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "MINUTE BY MINUTE" (Decca) Out March 25th

  • Image for The Pierces

    The Pierces You'll Be Mine

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Dave Edmunds

    Dave Edmunds Here Comes The Weekend

    The Best Of, Swansong, 1

  • HOUR 2

  • Image for New Order

    New Order Regret

    Glorious (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Emilia Mitiku

    Emilia Mitiku You're Not Right For Me

    I Belong To You, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for R. Dean Taylor

    R. Dean Taylor Gotta See Jane

    Motown - The Hits Collection Vol.2, Motown

  • Image for Mike + The Mechanics

    Mike + The Mechanics Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)

    The Earthquake Album (Various Artists), Life Aid Armenia, 7

  • Image for Al Lewis

    Al Lewis Make A Little Room

    Battles, ALM

  • Image for T. Rex

    T. Rex Telegram Sam

    The Greatest Hits Of 1972 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Stereophonics

    Stereophonics I Saw Her Standing There (Live)

  • Image for Michael McDonald

    Michael McDonald and Patti LaBelle On My Own

    Michael McDonald - Sweet Freedom, Warner Bros

  • Image for Arlissa

    Arlissa Sticks & Stones

    (CD Single), London Records, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD "MARQUEE MOON" (Elektra) suggested by Jason Haynes in Waltham Abbey

  • Image for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Teach Your Children

    Crosby Stills & Nash, Atlantic

  • Image for The Robert Cray Band

    The Robert Cray Band A Memo

    (CD Single), Provogue Records, 1

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for The Blow Monkeys

      The Blow Monkeys It Doesn't Have To Be This Way

      The Blow Monkeys - Choices, RCA

  • Image for The Who

    The Who Won't Get Fooled Again

    Ultimate Rock 2 (Various Artists), Hit Label

  • Image for Tim McGraw

    Tim McGraw Nashville Without You

    Two Lanes Of Freedom, Big Machine, 1

  • Image for Donna Summer

    Donna Summer Heaven Knows

    The Summer Collection, Mercury, 3

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo In The Army Now

    Whatever You Want - V.Best Of Status, Polygram Tv

  • Image for The Overtones

    The Overtones Love Song

    Higher, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Altered Images

    Altered Images I Could Be Happy

    Hits Of The 80's - Various Artists, Columbia

  • Image for Joe Cocker

    Joe Cocker I Come in Peace

    Fire It Up, Columbia, 004

  • Image for KT Tunstall

    KT Tunstall Under The Weather

    (CD Single), Relentless Records

  • Image for Garth Brooks

    Garth Brooks The Red Strokes

    Garth Brooks - The Hits, Liberty

  • Lester's Library from the album "LEXICON OF LOVE" (Neutron Records) Out Now

    • Image for ABC

      ABC Poison Arrow

      Abc - The Lexicon Of Love, Mercury

  • Image for Josh Groban

    Josh Groban Brave

    All That Echoes, Reprise, 1

  • Image for Jimmy Gilmer

    Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs Sugar Shack

    The Golden Age Of American Rock'n'rol, Ace


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