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See Sign

2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 10 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

38 items
  • HOUR 1

  • Image for The Source

    The Source and Candi Staton You Got The Love

    Smash Hits Massive! (Various Artists), Dover Records

  • Image for Agnetha Fältskog

    Agnetha Fältskog Dance Your Pain Away

    (CD Single), Universal, 7

  • Image for Otis Redding

    Otis Redding Try A Little Tenderness

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

  • Image for Daft Punk

    Daft Punk Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)

    Featured Artist: Pharrell Williams.

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for Sad Café

    Sad Café Every Day Hurts

    The Gold Album (Various Artists), The Hit Label Ltd

  • Image for Ultravox

    Ultravox Love's Great Adventure

    The Collection, Chrysalis, 15

  • Image for Deee-Lite

    Deee-Lite Groove Is In The Heart

    Bez's Manchester Anthems (Various Artists), Warner Music TV

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "BACK TO FOREVER" (Sony) out 30th July

    • Image for Lissie

      Lissie Further Away (Romance Police)

      (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Free

    Free My Brother Jake

    Music Of The Year 1971, Spectrum, 9

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD "WHERE YOU STAND" (Red Telephone Box) out 19th August

    • Image for Travis

      Travis Moving

      Where You Stand, Red Telephone Box

  • Image for The Move

    The Move Flowers In The Rain

    Sunny Afternoon - Sound Of The 60's,V, Old Gold

  • Image for Scouting for Girls

    Scouting for Girls Millionaire

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Queen

      Queen Radio Gaga

      Queen - Greatest Hits II, Parlophone

  • Image for Vanessa Carlton

    Vanessa Carlton A Thousand Miles

    (CD Single), A&M

  • Image for Zac Brown Band

    Zac Brown Band Jump Right In

    (CD Single), Southern Ground, 1

  • Image for The Miracles

    The Miracles and Smokey Robins You Really Got A Hold On Me

    The Wanderers (Original S/Track), Sanctuary Records

  • Image for Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Red Hot Chili Peppers Under The Bridge

    The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia

  • Image for Lawson

    Lawson Brokenhearted

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston Step By Step

    The Preacher's Wife O.S.T. - Various, Arista

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks Lola

    The Kinks - The Definitive Collection, Polygram Tv

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD "AUGUST AND EVERYTHING AFTER" (Geffen) suggested by Kieron Hayes in Pontypridd

  • Image for Earth, Wind & Fire

    Earth, Wind & Fire September

    Greatest Hits Of 1978 (Various Artis, Premier, 3

  • Image for Tom Odell

    Tom Odell Another Love

    (CD Single), Sony Music, 1

  • HOUR 3

  • Image for The Crusaders

    The Crusaders Street Life

    The Very Best Of Randy Crawford, Dino

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart She Makes Me Happy

    (CD Single), Capitol, 1

  • Image for Elvis Costello

    Elvis Costello and Elvis Costello & The Attractions Accidents Will Happen

    Elvis Costello & Attractions- The Man, Imp Records, 4

  • Image for k.d. lang

    k.d. lang Constant Craving

    The No.1 Acoustic Rock Album (Variou, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Belinda Carlisle

    Belinda Carlisle Sun

    (CD Single), Edsel Recordings

  • Image for The Temptations

    The Temptations Papa Was A Rollin' Stone

    Motown Hits Of Gold Vol.6 (Various), Motown

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys Vocal

    Electric, x2, 9

  • Image for Edison Lighthouse

    Edison Lighthouse Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)

    70's Number Ones Vol 3, Old Gold

  • Image for Genesis

    Genesis Invisible Touch

    Genesis - Turn It On Again, Virgin

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD "THE BIG E - A SALUTE TO GUITARIST BUDDY EMMONS" (Warner Music Nashville) out now

    • Image for Vince Gill featuring Paul Franklin & Tommy White

      Vince Gill featuring Paul Franklin & Tommy White Country Boy

      The Big E - A Salute to Guitarist Buddy Emmons, Warner Music - Nashville

  • Image for Toyah

    Toyah I Want To Be Free

    The Indie Scene 1981 (Various Artists), Connoisseur

  • Image for Ray Charles

    Ray Charles What'd I Say

    The Very Best Of Jazz Moods (Various), Telstar

  • Image for Gabrielle Aplin

    Gabrielle Aplin Home

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1


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