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A Daft Silliness

2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 03 June 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

40 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Pretenders

      Pretenders Brass In Pocket

      The Female Touch 2 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Maroon 5

    Maroon 5 This Love

    (CD Single), J

  • Image for Caro Emerald

    Caro Emerald Liquid Lunch

    (CD Single), Grandmono, 10

  • Image for Lenny Kravitz

    Lenny Kravitz Fly Away

    21st Century Rock (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Glen Campbell

    Glen Campbell By The Time I Get To Phoenix

    Sixties Legends (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Passenger

    Passenger Let Her Go

    (CD Single), Nettwerk, 1

  • Image for Strawberry Switchblade

    Strawberry Switchblade Since Yesterday

    Strawberry Switchblade, Warner Bros

  • Image for Argent

    Argent Hold Your Head Up

    (Single), Epic, 2

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK (Edsel Recordings)

  • Image for Eric Clapton

    Eric Clapton Promises

    The Cream Of Eric Clapton, Polydor

  • Image for Robin Thicke

    Robin Thicke Blurred Lines

    (CD Single), Polydor, 2

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "DEAR RIVER" (Linn Records) out 8th July

  • Image for Anastacia

    Anastacia One Day In Your Life

    (CD Single), Epic

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Wizzard

      Wizzard See My Baby Jive

      25 Years Of Rock `n' Roll - 1973, Connoisseur

  • Image for Shola Ama

    Shola Ama You Might Need Somebody

    Love Songs - 39 All Time Love Classic, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Bula Bula Quo

    (CD Single), Fourth Chord Records, 1

  • Image for Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson Off The Wall

    Michael Jackson - Off The Wall, Epic

  • Image for Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra You Make Me Feel So Young

    The Frank Sinatra Collection, EMI

  • Image for The Band Perry

    The Band Perry Done

    Pioneer, Decca, 1

  • Image for Cheap Trick

    Cheap Trick I Want You To Want Me (Live)

    At Budokan: The Complete Concert, Epic Legacy, 3

  • Image for Lisa Stansfield

    Lisa Stansfield Change

    The Female Touch 2 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Travis

    Travis Where You Stand

    (CD Single), Red Telephone Box, 1

  • Image for P!nk

    P!nk Get The Party Started

    The Very Best Of All Woman 2003 (Var), BMG

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY suggested by Mark Sommers, Devon

    • Image for Slik

      Slik Forever & Ever

      (Single), Bell

  • Image for Four Tops

    Four Tops It's The Same Old Song

    The Four Tops - The Ultimate Collecti, Motown

  • Image for Noisettes

    Noisettes Never Forget You

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Fatback Band

      Fatback Band I Found Lovin'

      The Greatest 80's Soul W/Ender (Va), Warner Strategic Market

  • Image for Annie Lennox

    Annie Lennox Shining Light

    The Annie Lennox Collection, BMG, 1

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi What About Now

    What About Now, Mercury, 1

  • Image for Santana

    Santana She's Not There

    Santana - The Ultimate Collection, Sony

  • Image for Kate Bush

    Kate Bush The Man With The Child In His Eyes

    Always And Forever: The Love Album (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Biffy Clyro

    Biffy Clyro Opposite

    (CD Single), 14th Floor Records, 1

  • Image for Them

    Them Gloria

    The Very Best Of Van Morrison, Polydor

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "INVISIBLE EMPIRE// CRESCENT MOON" (Virgin) out June 10th

  • Image for Fun Boy Three

    Fun Boy Three and Bananarama Really Saying Something

    Bananarama - Deep Sea Skiving, London

  • Image for Jackson Browne

    Jackson Browne Doctor My Eyes

    The Next Voice You Hear - Jackson Bro, Elektra

  • Image for Otis Redding

    Otis Redding and Carla Thomas Tramp

    Atlantic Soul (Various Artists), Warner E.S.P.

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "THE VERY BEST OF 1987 - 2012" (EMI)

  • Image for Nanci Griffith

    Nanci Griffith and Jimmy Buffett I Love This Town

    Nanci Griffith - Hearts In Mind, Universal Music TV

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Sad Angel

    Extended Play, Warner Bros


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