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2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 13 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

38 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Spin Doctors

      Spin Doctors Two Princes

      Driving Rock (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Second Hand News

    Fleetwood Mac - Rumours, Warner Bros, 5

  • Image for Simple Minds

    Simple Minds Broken Glass Park

    Celebrate - The Greatest Hits+, Virgin, 1

  • Image for Snow Patrol

    Snow Patrol Chasing Cars

    (CD Single), Fiction

  • Image for Chuck Berry

    Chuck Berry Sweet Little Sixteen

    That's Rock'n'Roll (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue Turn

    (CD Single), Demon, 1

  • Image for Annie Lennox

    Annie Lennox No More I Love You's

    No Greater Love (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes, 4

  • Image for The Motors

    The Motors Airport

    Fantastic 70's (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming EP, "THE CROWDS & COCKTAILS" (ALC Music)

  • Image for Chic

    Chic I Want Your Love

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "The World Is Yours" (Payola)

    • Image for The Union

      The Union Tonight I'm Alive

      The World Is Yours, Payola

  • Image for Carole King

    Carole King Tapestry

    Carole King - Tapestry, Epic

  • HOUR 2

  • Image for Survivor

    Survivor Eye Of The Tiger

    The No.1 Movies Album (Various Artist, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Be A Boy

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse You Know I'm No Good

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Colin Blunstone

    Colin Blunstone Say You Don't Mind

    The Greatest Hits Of 1972 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Army Of Two

    Right Place Right Time, Sony, 1

  • Image for The Searchers

    The Searchers Needles & Pins

    (Single), Pye

  • Image for Jackson Browne

    Jackson Browne Stay

    Jackson Browne - Running On Empty, Asylum

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith Black & Blue

    Fall To Grace, Epic, 1

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles and Billy Preston Get Back

    The Beatles - 1, Apple, 9

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "THE SLIDER" (EMI) out 25th March

    • Image for T. Rex

      T. Rex Ballrooms Of Mars

      The Slider, Diabolo

  • Image for Sixpence None the Richer

    Sixpence None the Richer Kiss Me

    The Best Love Songs...Ever! (Various), Virgin

  • Image for Whitesnake

    Whitesnake Is This Love

    The 80's Love Album (Various Artists, Virgin

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Tavares

      Tavares Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel

      20 Songs Of Love From The 70's (Vario, MFP

  • Image for INXS

    INXS New Sensation

    INXS - Kick, Mercury

  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars When I Was Your Man

    Unorthodox Jukebox, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Ring Ring

    Abba, Polydor

  • Image for Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly Brown Eyed Handsome Man

    B.Holly & The Crickets -20 Golden Gre, MCA

  • Image for Mumford & Sons

    Mumford & Sons Whispers In The Dark

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Ace of Base

    Ace of Base The Sign

    Now 27 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for The La's

    The La's There She Goes

    Love - 38 All Time Love Classics, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Steve Mason

    Steve Mason Steve Mason - Oh My Lord

    (CD Single), Domino Recording Company

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys Kokomo

    Love At The Movies (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for The Human League

    The Human League Open Your Heart

    The Human League - Greatest Hits, Virgin

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "CIGARETTES & TRUCKSTOPS" (Last Gang Records) out now

    • Image for Lindi Ortega

      Lindi Ortega The Day You Die

      Cigarettes & Truckstops, Last Gang Records

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi Because We Can

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1


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