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Dial Timer

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 21 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 Wild Cherry

      Wild Cherry Play That Funky Music

      Walk On - Hits From The Last 2 Decade, Columbia

  • Image for Toploader

    Toploader Dancing In The Moonlight

    Onka's Big Moka - Toploader, Sony Soho Square

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé Close Your Eyes

    To Be Loved, Reprise, 1

  • Image for Gloria Jones

    Gloria Jones Tainted Love

    The Best Northern Soul All-Nighter (V, Virgin

  • Image for Dexys Midnight Runners

    Dexys Midnight Runners Geno

    Greatest Hits Of The 80's (Various), Disky, 5

  • Image for Josh Osho

    Josh Osho Freewheel

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Suzanne Vega

    Suzanne Vega and DNA Tom's Diner

    Best Of Suzanne Vega - Tried & True, A&M

  • Image for The Isley Brothers

    The Isley Brothers Harvest For The World

    The Greatest Hits Of 1976 (Various), Premier

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the album 'Red' (Virgin) out 15th July

  • Image for Supertramp

    Supertramp The Logical Song

    The Very Best Of Supertramp, A&M

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the album 'Hours' (Strata) out July 15th

    • Image for Jay Leighton

      Jay Leighton Sentimental Things

      Strata

  • Image for P!nk

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

    The Truth About Love, Sony Music, 1

  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars Treasure

    Unorthodox Jukebox, Atlantic, 1

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Eddy Grant

      Eddy Grant I Don't Wanna Dance

      Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogue Can't Get You Out Of My Head

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Robin Thicke

    Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell Williams Blurred Lines

    (CD Single), Polydor, 2

  • Image for World Party

    World Party Is It Like Today?

    (CD Single), Ensign

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Lay All Your Love On Me

    Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition), Polar, 005

  • Image for KT Tunstall

    KT Tunstall Feel It All

    (CD Single), Virgin, 1

  • Image for Martha Reeves

    Martha Reeves and The Vandellas (Love Is Like A) Heatwave

    Originals 2 (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Roxy Music

    Roxy Music More Than This

    Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music - Street Life, Eg

  • Image for Madness

    Madness Misery

    (CD Single), Cooking Vinyl, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the album 'Open Up And Say..Ahh!' (Enigma) selected by Gary 'Big G' Sherrin in Hexham, Northumberland

    • Image for Poison

      Poison Nothin' But A Good Time

      Gift Pack, EMI

  • Image for Detroit Emeralds

    Detroit Emeralds Feel The Need In Me

    Heart Full Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Marlena Shaw

    Marlena Shaw California Soul

    Sampled 3 (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Del Amitri

    Del Amitri Roll To Me

    Twisted, A&M, 007

  • HOUR 3

  • Image for John Lennon

    John Lennon Instant Karma!

    John Lennon - Lennon Legend, Parlophone

  • Image for Leanne Mitchell

    Leanne Mitchell Pride

    (CD Single), Decca, 1

  • Image for Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Red Hot Chili Peppers The Zephyr Song

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for Dean Martin

    Dean Martin Sway

    Best Of The Capitol Years - Dean Mart, Capitol

  • Image for Chic

    Chic Good Times

    The Last Days Of Disco (Film Soundtra, Columbia

  • Image for Jamie Cullum

    Jamie Cullum Edge Of Something

    Momentum, Island, 1

  • Image for The Osmonds

    The Osmonds Crazy Horses

    The Very Best Of The Osmonds, Polydor

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the album 'Long Way Down' (Columbia) out June 24th

    • Image for Tom Odell

      Tom Odell Grow Old With Me

      Long Way Down, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Divinyls

    Divinyls I Touch Myself

    Hard 2 Get Hits - Various Artists, Disky

  • Image for F.R. David

    F.R. David Words

    One Hit Wonder (Various Artists), Ganser & Hanke Media

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the album 'Victim Of Love' (Daptone) out June 24th

  • Image for Alison Moyet

    Alison Moyet Love Reign Supreme

    (CD Single), Cooking Vinyl, 1

  • Image for Tiffany

    Tiffany I Think We're Alone Now

    Now 12 (Various Artists), Now

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