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06/03/2013

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 06 March 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 Madness

      Madness Baggy Trousers

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

  • Image for Adele

    Adele Rolling In The Deep

    (CD Single), XL, 1

  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars When I Was Your Man

    Unorthodox Jukebox, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for 10cc

    10cc Dreadlock Holiday

    The Very Best Of 10cc, Mercury, 15

  • Image for Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton 9 To 5

    Dolly Parton: The Ultimate Collection, BMG/RCA

  • Image for Bastille

    Bastille Pompeii

    (CD Single), Virgin Records

  • Image for The Temptations

    The Temptations Ball Of Confusion

    The Temptations - Motown's Greatest H, Motown

  • Image for Crowded House

    Crowded House Don't Dream It's Over

    Crowded House - Recurring Dream, Capitol

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "COMPANY" (Pias) out now

    • Image for Andy Burrows

      Andy Burrows If I Had A Heart

      (CD Single), Play It Again Sam UK, 1

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA One Of Us

    Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition), Polar, 016

  • Image for Small Faces

    Small Faces All Or Nothing

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

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the 5CD set, "DESPERATION STATE" (Stoned Records) out now

  • Image for The Korgis

    The Korgis Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime

    The Gold Album (Various Artists), The Hit Label Ltd, 1

  • HOUR 2

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna La Isla Bonita

    Madonna - The Immaculate Collection, Sire, 3

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé It's A Beautiful Day

    (CD Single), Reprise, 1

  • Image for David Gray

    David Gray Babylon

    (CD Single), Iht Records

  • Image for Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly Raining In My Heart

    Acuff-Rose Opryland Music: 50th Anniv, Acuff-Rose Opryland

  • Image for Tunde Baiyewu

    Tunde Baiyewu Move

    (CD Single), Waking Dreams, 1

  • Image for Deep Blue Something

    Deep Blue Something Breakfast At Tiffany's

    This Year's Love (Various Artists) C, Global Television

  • Image for Caro Emerald

    Caro Emerald That Man

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 1

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi Because We Can

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "FAITHFUL" (Rhino) suggested by Barry Cowdry in Casharlton, Surry

    • Image for Todd Rundgren

      Todd Rundgren Love Of A Common Man

      Anthology (1968 - 1985), Rhino

  • Image for Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse Stronger Than Me

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Aztec Camera

    Aztec Camera Oblivious

    The Best Of Aztec Camera, Warner E.S.P.

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue Turn

    (CD Single), Demon, 1

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Sister Sledge

      Sister Sledge Lost In Music

      Disco Inferno (Various Artists), East West, 9

  • Image for Steve Winwood

    Steve Winwood Valerie

    Pure Rock Ballads (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Army Of Two

    Right Place Right Time, Sony, 1

  • Image for Chicago

    Chicago 25 Or 6 To 4

    (Single), CBS

  • Image for Miss 600

    Miss 600 Hello

    (CD Single), Membran, 1

  • Image for Duran Duran

    Duran Duran A View To A Kill

    The Best Of James Bond 30th Anniversa, EMI

  • Image for Dusty Springfield

    Dusty Springfield In The Middle Of Nowhere

    The Dusty Springfield Anthology, Mercury

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "GRAFFITI ON THE TRAIN" (Pias) out now

    • Image for Stereophonics

      Stereophonics Been Caught Cheating

      Graffiti On The Train, Stylus, 8

  • Image for Climax Blues Band

    Climax Blues Band Couldn't Get It Right

    Top Gear 3 - Various Artists, Sony

  • Image for The Proclaimers

    The Proclaimers I'm On My Way

    The Best Of The Proclaimers, Chrysalis

  • Image for Etta James

    Etta James At Last

    Etta James- The Genuine Article, Mca/Chess

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "UNDERSTATED" (AED) out 25th March

  • Image for Al Jarreau

    Al Jarreau We're In This Love Together

    Best Of Al Jarreau, Warner Bros

  • Image for Hayden Panettiere

    Hayden Panettiere Telescope

    (CD Single), Decca, 1

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