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Bulb Designed Well

2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 02 July 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

41 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Madonna

      Madonna Express Yourself

      (Single), Sire

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour

    Magical Mystery Tour, Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars Treasure

    Unorthodox Jukebox, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Kenny Rogers

    Kenny Rogers We Got Tonight - Glastonbury 30/06/2013

  • Image for Diana Ross

    Diana Ross Why Do Fools Fall In Love

    (CD Single), EMI

  • Image for Scouting for Girls

    Scouting for Girls Millionaire

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for Kings of Leon

    Kings of Leon Use Somebody

    (CD Single), RCA, 2

  • Image for Jimmy Gilmer

    Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs Sugar Shack

    The Golden Age Of American Rock'n'rol, Ace

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD Single "BIG WHEN I WAS LITTLE" (Parlophone) out 28th July

  • Image for Rocky Burnette

    Rocky Burnette Tired Of Toein' The Line

    The Sound Of The Seventies (Various Artists), Warner Music TV

  • Image for Shakespears Sister

    Shakespears Sister Stay

    Now 1992 (Various Artists), Now

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD "KNOCK KNOW GET UP" (Mark of the Leopard) out 12th August

  • Image for T. Rex

    T. Rex Metal Guru

    The Greatest Hits Of 1972 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Jamie Cullum

    Jamie Cullum Edge Of Something

    Momentum, Island, 1

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Squeeze

      Squeeze Cool For Cats

      Fantastic 70's (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Image for Sixpence None the Richer

    Sixpence None the Richer Kiss Me

    The Best Love Songs...Ever! (Various), Virgin

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart She Makes Me Happy

    (CD Single), Capitol, 1

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi Livin' On A Prayer

    Music Of The Millennium (Various), Universal Music Tv, 1

  • Image for Paul Simon

    Paul Simon 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover

    Paul Simon - Negotiations & Love Song, Warner Bros, 6

  • Image for Josh Groban

    Josh Groban False Alarms

    All That Echoes, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Anastacia

    Anastacia I'm Outta Love

    (CD Single), Epic/Daylight

  • Image for Stephen Bishop

    Stephen Bishop Little Italy

    Stephen Bishop - Careless, MCA

  • Image for The Proclaimers

    The Proclaimers Not Cynical

    (CD Single), EMI, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the "FOREVER YOUNG" (WEA) suggested by Jamie Hook in Manchester

    • Image for Alphaville

      Alphaville Big In Japan

      The 80's Collection: 1984 (Various), Time Life

  • Image for The Feeling

    The Feeling Love It When You Call

    (CD Single), Universal

  • Image for The 5th Dimension

    The 5th Dimension Wedding Bell Blues

    (Single), Liberty

  • Image for James Brown

    James Brown Papa's Got A Brand New Bag

    Originals 2 (Various Artists), Columbia

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for ABC

      ABC When Smokey Sings

      Now 1987 - The Millennium Series, EMI

  • Image for Paula Cole

    Paula Cole Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for Zac Brown Band

    Zac Brown Band Jump Right In

    (CD Single), Southern Ground, 1

  • Image for Barry White

    Barry White Let The Music Play

    Barry White - The Collection, Mercury

  • Image for Manfred Mann

    Manfred Mann If You Gotta Go, Go Now

    Ages Of Mann, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Belinda Carlisle

    Belinda Carlisle Sun

    (CD Single), Edsel Recordings

  • Image for Audrey Hall

    Audrey Hall Smile

    Reggae Love Songs (Various Artists), Sanctuary

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "ICE AND DUNE" (Virgin) out now

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Break The Rules

    Whatever You Want - V.Best Of Status, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly It Doesn't Matter Anymore

    Very Best Of Buddy Holly & The Cricke, Universal Music Tv

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the EP "BRING BACK THE LIFE" (Present Music) out 29th July

    • Image for Lloyd Yates

      Lloyd Yates Bring Back The Life

      Bring Back The Life, Present Music

  • Image for Gloria Estefan

    Gloria Estefan Anything For You

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

  • Image for Paul Young

    Paul Young Come Back & Stay

    Paul Young - From Time To Time, Columbia

  • Image for Jack Johnson

    Jack Johnson I Got You

    (CD Single), Brushfire Records, 1


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