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Hairy Camera

2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 20 May 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 Sussudio

      Phil Collins ...Hits, Virgin

  • Image for Shanice

    Shanice I Love Your Smile

    (CD Single), Motown

  • Image for Stereophonics

    Stereophonics Graffiti On The Train

    (CD Single), Stylus Records, 1

  • Image for The Monkees

    The Monkees Last Train To Clarksville

    Delilah - Jukebox 60's Hits, Old Gold, 2

  • Image for Duran Duran

    Duran Duran Ordinary World

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

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Dear Darlin'

    (CD Single), Sony BMG, 1

  • Image for Dire Straits

    Dire Straits So Far Away

    Sultans Of Swing - Best Of Dire Straits, Vertigo

  • Image for Sly & The Family Stone

    Sly & The Family Stone Family Affair

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "LEANNE MITCHELL" (Decca) out 17th June

  • Image for Mary Mary

    Mary Mary Shackles (Praise You)

    Huge Hits 2000 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Ram Jam

    Ram Jam Black Betty

    25 Years Of Rock 'N' Roll: 1977 (Various Artists), Connoisseur Collection, 2

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD "LOVE TRIANGLES, HATE SQUARES" (One Little Indian) out 1st June

    • Image for The Computers

      The Computers Mr Saturday Night

      Mr Saturday Night, One Little Indian

  • Image for Daft Punk

    Daft Punk Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)

    Featured Artist: Pharrell Williams.

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Maroon 5

      Maroon 5 Sunday Morning

      Sunday Morning, Octone

  • Image for Iggy Pop

    Iggy Pop Real Wild Child

    The Greatest Hits Of 1987, Pt.2 (Var), Telstar

  • Image for Passenger

    Passenger Let Her Go

    (CD Single), Nettwerk, 1

  • Image for Lynn Anderson

    Lynn Anderson Rose Garden


    Million Sellers Vol.15 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Desmond Dekker & The Aces

    Desmond Dekker & The Aces and Desmond Dekker Israelites

    Rediscover The 60's-With A Little Hel, Old Gold

  • Image for Josh Groban

    Josh Groban I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)

    All That Echoes, Reprise, 1

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Street Fighting Man

    The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco

  • Image for Mariah Carey

    Mariah Carey Dreamlover

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

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart She Makes Me Happy (Live)

  • Image for Tracey Ullman

    Tracey Ullman They Don't Know

    You Broke My Heart In 17 Places, Stiff

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD "LOVEBLOOD" (Mi7) suggested by Paul Gill in Leicester

    • Image for King Charles

      King Charles Mississippi Isabel

      Way To Go, BBC Worldwide

  • Image for The Fortunes

    The Fortunes You've Got Your Troubles

    The Greatest Hits Of 1965, Premier

  • Image for Sinéad O’Connor

    Sinéad O’Connor Old Lady

    (CD Single), One Little Indian, 1

  • HOUR 3

  • Image for The Babys

    The Babys Isn't It Time

    Guilty Pleasures: A Night In (Various Artists), Sony BMG

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi What About Now

    What About Now, Mercury, 1

  • Image for The Crystals

    The Crystals He's A Rebel

    The Best Of The Crystals, Phil Spector Int

  • Image for Simply Red

    Simply Red Your Mirror

    Simply Red Greatest Hits, East West Records

  • Image for Tegan and Sara

    Tegan and Sara I Was A Fool

    (CD Single), Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Dean Martin

    Dean Martin Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)

    Best Of The Capitol Years - Dean Mart, Capitol


    • Image for Texas

      Texas Hid From The Light

      The Conversation, Pias, 7

  • Image for Girls Aloud

    Girls Aloud The Loving Kind

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for The Doobie Brothers

    The Doobie Brothers China Grove

    The Very Best Of The Doobie Brothers, Warner Bros

  • Image for Paul Anka

    Paul Anka Diana

    Paul Anka - The Greatest Hits Collect, Telstar

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD "THE MAN" (Freestyle Records) out 3rd June

    • Image for Omar

      Omar The Man

      The Man, Freestyle Records

  • Image for Phillip Phillips

    Phillip Phillips Home

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1


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