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Donned a Flag

2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 23 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 The Supremes

      The Supremes Baby Love

      Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Motown, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Steve Winwood

    Steve Winwood Higher Love

    Burning Hearts (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Bonnie Tyler

    Bonnie Tyler Believe In Me

    (CD Single), ZYX Music, 2

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Oh You Pretty Things

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for T. Rex

    T. Rex Solid Gold Easy Action

    Marc Bolan & T Rex Essential Collectn, Telstar

  • Image for Josh Groban

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

    All That Echoes, Reprise, 1

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna True Blue

    Madonna - True Blue, Sire

  • Image for Roxette

    Roxette Joyride

    Roxette Hits!, Capitol

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

  • Image for The Vee Gees

    The Vee Gees To Love Somebody

    Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits, Polydor

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD "LOVE WILL..." (Hump Head) out now

    • Image for Trace Adkins

      Trace Adkins When I Stop Loving You

      Love Will..., Hump Head

  • Image for Ann Peebles

    Ann Peebles I Can't Stand The Rain

    Mad About The Boy: Ladies Sing The Bl, Crimson

  • Image for Stereophonics

    Stereophonics Graffiti On The Train

    (CD Single), Stylus Records, 1

  • HOUR 2

  • Image for Kate Bush

    Kate Bush Hounds Of Love

    Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love, EMI

  • Image for Jamie Cullum

    Jamie Cullum Everything You Didn't Do

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Paul Simon

    Paul Simon Still Crazy After All These Years

    Still Crazy After All These Years, CBS

  • Image for Alexander O'Neal

    Alexander O'Neal and Cherrelle Saturday Love

    Nite Flite 2 (Various Artists), CBS

  • Image for Lady Antebellum

    Lady Antebellum Downtown

    Golden, Liberty Records, 1

  • Image for Take That

    Take That Could It Be Magic

    Take That - Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for Corinne Bailey Rae

    Corinne Bailey Rae Put Your Records On

    (CD Single), EMI

  • Image for Nell Bryden

    Nell Bryden Echoes

    (CD Single), 157 Records, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD "DOMINION" (Fetival) suggested by Veronica West in Stanwell

    • Image for Don McLean

      Don McLean It's Just The Sun

      The Very Best of Don McLean, Curb

  • Image for Urge Overkill

    Urge Overkill Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon

    Simply The Best Movie Album (Various), Warner Strategic Market

  • Image for Donald Fagen

    Donald Fagen Ruby Baby

    Donald Fagen - The Nightfly, Warner Bros

  • Image for Tom Robinson

    Tom Robinson 2-4-6-8 Motorway

    The Greatest Hits Of 1977 (Various), Premier

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Stevie Wonder

      Stevie Wonder Yester-Me Yester-You Yesterday

      Stevie Wonder Greatest Hits Vol.2, Motown

  • Image for Enrique Iglesias

    Enrique Iglesias Escape

    (CD Single), Interscope

  • Image for Caro Emerald

    Caro Emerald Liquid Lunch

    (CD Single), Grandmono, 10

  • Image for Def Leppard

    Def Leppard Pour Some Sugar On Me

    More Monkey Business From Catalogue Marketing (Various Artists), Universal

  • Image for Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra New York New York

    Frank Sinatra - The Reprise Years, Reprise

  • Image for Agnetha Fältskog

    Agnetha Fältskog When You Really Loved Someone

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Aztec Camera

    Aztec Camera How Men Are

    Acoustic Rock (Various Artists), Polygram Tv


    • Image for Texas

      Texas If This Isn't Real

      The Conversation, Pias, 3

  • Image for Badfinger

    Badfinger No Matter What

    Badfinger - No Dice, Apple

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift Red

    Red, Mercury

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD "STANDARDS" (Tapete Records) out 1st July

    • Image for Lloyd Cole

      Lloyd Cole Period Piece

      Standards, Tapete Records

  • Image for Suzi Quatro

    Suzi Quatro and Chris Norman Stumblin' In

    To Love Somebody - Most Beautiful Love Songs Vol.3, BMG Ariola

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac It Takes Time

    Extended Play, Warner Bros


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