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14/03/2013

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 14 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 John Lennon

      John Lennon Just Like Starting Over

      John Lennon - Lennon Legend, Parlophone

  • Image for Incognito

    Incognito Don't You Worry 'bout A Thing

    (CD Single), Talkin' Loud

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé It's A Beautiful Day

    (CD Single), Reprise, 1

  • Image for The Doobie Brothers

    The Doobie Brothers Listen To The Music

    The Very Best Of The Doobie Brothers, Warner Bros

  • Image for Adele

    Adele Cold Shoulder

    (CD Single), XL

  • Image for P!nk

    P!nk Just Give Me A Reason (feat. Nate Ruess)

    Featured Artist: Nate Ruess.

    The Truth About Love, Sony Music, 1

  • Image for Phil Collins

    Phil Collins I Missed Again

    Phil Collins - Face Value, Virgin

  • Image for The Mamas & the Papas

    The Mamas & the Papas Dedicated To The One I Love

    Heartbeat - The 60's Gold Collection, Global Television

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming EP, "THE CROWDS & COCKTAILS" (ALC Music) out 8th April

  • Image for Thin Lizzy

    Thin Lizzy Whiskey In The Jar

    The Best Of Phil Lynott & Thin Lizzy, Telstar, 10

  • .LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "AN ACOUSTIC EVENING AT THE VIENNA OPERA HOUSE" (Provogue) out 25th March

    • Image for Joe Bonamassa

      Joe Bonamassa Driving Towards The Daylight

      An Acoustic Evening At The Vienna Opera House, Provogue

  • Image for The Style Council

    The Style Council Have You Ever Had It Blue

    Heaven (Various Artists), Spectrum

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Mariah Carey

      Mariah Carey Emotions

      Mariah #1's - The Best Of Mariah Care, Columbia

  • Image for John Oates

    John Oates and Daryl Hall Out Of Touch

    Collections, Sony

  • Image for Maroon 5

    Maroon 5 Daylight

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

  • Image for Nanci Griffith

    Nanci Griffith and Jimmy Buffett I Love This Town

    Nanci Griffith - Hearts In Mind, Universal Music TV

  • Image for Soul II Soul

    Soul II Soul and Caron Wheeler Keep On Moving

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Image for Hayden Panettiere

    Hayden Panettiere Telescope

    (CD Single), Decca, 1

  • Image for Redbone

    Redbone The Witch Queen Of New Orleans

    The Greatest Hits Of 1971 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Rapture

    The Model: 20 New Romantic Hits From The '80s (Various Artists), Spectrum Music, 6

  • Image for Mick Hucknall

    Mick Hucknall Turn Back The Hands Of Time

    (CD Single), SimplyRed.com, 1

  • Image for Stereophonics

    Stereophonics and Tom Jones Mama Told Me Not To Come

    (CD Single), Gut Records

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "ELECTRIC LANDLADY" (Virgin) suggested by Douglas Cranmere in County Antrim

    • Image for Kirsty MacColl

      Kirsty MacColl Walking Down Madison

      Kirsty Maccoll - Galore, Virgin

  • Image for Glen Campbell

    Glen Campbell Wichita Lineman

    Country Moods (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Michael Ball

    Michael Ball The Perfect Song

    (CD Single), Union Square Music, 1

  • Image for Wax

    Wax Bridge To Your Heart

    American English, Lemon Recordings, 5

  • Image for The Cardigans

    The Cardigans Lovefool

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for Andy Burrows

    Andy Burrows If I Had A Heart

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

  • Image for Cream

    Cream I Feel Free

    The Greatest Hits Of 1966, Premier

  • Image for Julian Lennon

    Julian Lennon Too Late For Goodbyes

    The Greatest Love Vol.2 (Various), Charisma

  • Image for Bastille

    Bastille Pompeii

    (CD Single), Virgin Records

  • Image for Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin Chain Of Fools

    Aretha Franklin - Queen Of Soul, Atlantic

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "THE NEXT DAY" (RCA) out now

  • Image for Janet Jackson

    Janet Jackson What Have You Done For Me Lately

    Janet Jackson - Design Of A Decade, A&M, 6

  • Image for The Shadows

    The Shadows FBI

    The Shadows - First 20 Years At The T, Castle

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "SUGARING SEASON" (Anti) out now

    • Image for Beth Orton

      Beth Orton Dawn Chorus

      Sugaring Season, Anti

  • Image for Kimbra

    Kimbra and Gotye Somebody That I Used To Know

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash Ring Of Fire

    Johnny Cash - Man In Black, Columbia

  • Image for Arlissa

    Arlissa Sticks & Stones

    (CD Single), London Records, 1

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