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07/03/2013

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 07 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

39 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Phil Collins

      Phil Collins You Can't Hurry Love

      Hello, I Must Be Going, Virgin

  • Image for Supertramp

    Supertramp The Logical Song

    The Very Best Of Supertramp, A&M

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Be A Boy

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Michelle Gayle

    Michelle Gayle Sweetness

    No Greater Love (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Nick Lowe

    Nick Lowe I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass

    The Best Of Nick Lowe, Demon Records, 6

  • Image for Tim McGraw

    Tim McGraw Nashville Without You

    Two Lanes Of Freedom, Big Machine, 1

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys Darlin'

    The Best Of The Beach Boys (CD 2), EMI

  • Image for Vicki Sue Robinson

    Vicki Sue Robinson Turn The Beat Around

    American Dreams (The Best Of The 70's, RCA

  • 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 Bob Marley

    Bob Marley and The Wailers Band Buffalo Soldier

    Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend, Island

  • Image for Natalie Imbruglia

    Natalie Imbruglia Torn

    1999 Grammy Nominees (Various Artist, Elektra

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "STANDING IN THE SHADOWS" (Manhaton) out March 25th

    • Image for King King

      King King Can't Keep From Trying

      Standing In The Shadows, Manhaton

  • Image for The Dave Clark Five

    The Dave Clark Five Bits & Pieces

    Glad All Over Again, EMI

  • Image for Mick Hucknall

    Mick Hucknall Turn Back The Hands Of Time

    (CD Single), SimplyRed.com, 1

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Whitesnake

      Whitesnake Here I Go Again (Remix)

      Driving Rock (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Wet Wet Wet

    Wet Wet Wet Love Is All Around

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for Maroon 5

    Maroon 5 Daylight

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

  • Image for Gloria Estefan

    Gloria Estefan Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me

    Gloria Estefan - Hold Me/Thrill Me/Ki, Epic

  • Image for Billie Jo Spears

    Billie Jo Spears Blanket On The Ground

    Ultimate Country (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Mumford & Sons

    Mumford & Sons Whispers In The Dark

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Prince

    Prince When Doves Cry

    Prince - The Very Best Of, Warner Bros

  • Image for Noah and the Whale

    Noah and the Whale 5 Years Time

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Michael Ball

    Michael Ball The Perfect Song

    (CD Single), Union Square Music, 1

  • Image for Black Sabbath

    Black Sabbath Paranoid

    Million Sellers Vol.18 - The Seventie, Disky

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "UNIVERSAL MOTHER" (Ensign) suggested by Keith Hemming in Chester

  • Image for The Spinners

    The Spinners It's A Shame

    Dancing In The Street (Various Artis, Universal Music Tv, 4

  • Image for Andreas Johnson

    Andreas Johnson Glorious

    Glorious (Various Artists), Columbia

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Elton John

      Elton John Philadelphia Freedom

      Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002, Mercury

  • Image for Eurythmics

    Eurythmics Right By Your Side

    Eurythmics - Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for Arlissa

    Arlissa Sticks & Stones

    (CD Single), London Records, 1

  • Image for Sam Cooke

    Sam Cooke A Change Is Gonna Come

    Sam Cooke - The Man & His Music, RCA

  • Image for XTC

    XTC Senses Working Overtime

    Power Pop Anthems (Various Artists), Virgin, 3

  • Image for Simple Minds

    Simple Minds Broken Glass Park

    Celebrate - The Greatest Hits+, Virgin, 1

  • Image for The Monkees

    The Monkees Daydream Believer

    Hey Hey It's The Monkees Greatest Hit, K-Tel, 5

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

    • Image for Stereophonics

      Stereophonics We Share The Same Sun

      Graffiti On The Train, Stylus, 1

  • Image for Van Morrison

    Van Morrison Bright Side Of The Road

    The Very Best Of Van Morrison, Polydor

  • Image for Dee C. Lee

    Dee C. Lee See The Day

    Nightlife II (Various Artists), Solitaire Collection, 3

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "CASH BACK - SONGS I LEARNED FROM JOHNNY" (Drumfire Records) out March 18th

    • Image for Dean Owens

      Dean Owens The Night Johnny Cash Played San Quentin

      Cash Back - Songs I Learned from Johnny, Drumfire Records

  • Image for Josh Groban

    Josh Groban Brave

    All That Echoes, Reprise, 1

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