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Washed Host

2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 16 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

40 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Deep Blue Something

      Deep Blue Something Breakfast At Tiffany's

      This Year's Love (Various Artists) C, Global Television

  • Image for Kate Bush

    Kate Bush Running Up That Hill

    Kate Bush - The Whole Story, EMI

  • Image for Thea Gilmore

    Thea Gilmore Start As We Mean To Go On

    (CD Single), Fullfill Records, 1

  • Image for The Miracles

    The Miracles and Smokey Robinson Shop Around

    Tamla Motown Gold (Various), Motown

  • Image for Pulp

    Pulp Common People

    (CD Single), Island, 5

  • Image for Jahmene Douglas

    Jahmene Douglas Titanium

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Gallagher & Lyle

    Gallagher & Lyle I Wanna Stay With You

    Gallagher & Lyle - Breakaway, River Records

  • Image for Fern Kinney

    Fern Kinney Together We Are Beautiful

    The All Time Greatest Love Songs Vol, Columbia

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "THE CONVERSATION" (PIAS) out 12th August

    • Image for Texas

      Texas Detroit City

      The Conversation, Pias, 1

  • Image for The Spencer Davis Group

    The Spencer Davis Group Keep On Running

    Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television, 1

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD "STRANGER IN MY HOME TOWN" (Acid Queen) out 22nd July

    • Image for Jimmy Glanville

      Jimmy Glanville Stranger In My Home Town

      CD Single, Acid Queen

  • Image for Climax Blues Band

    Climax Blues Band Couldn't Get It Right

    Top Gear 3 - Various Artists, Sony

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart She Makes Me Happy

    (CD Single), Capitol, 1

  • HOUR 2

  • Image for The Dandy Warhols

    The Dandy Warhols Bohemian Like You

    (CD Single), Capitol, 7

  • Image for Lissie

    Lissie Further Away (Romance Police)

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Eurythmics

    Eurythmics There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)

    The Female Touch 2 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Harry Chapin

    Harry Chapin Cat's In The Cradle

    Behind The Music The Harry Chapin Collection, Elektra/Rhino

  • Image for Josh Groban

    Josh Groban False Alarms

    All That Echoes, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Nina Simone

    Nina Simone Ain't Got No, I Got Life

    (CD Single), Sony BMG

  • Image for Aswad

    Aswad Don't Turn Around

    The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist, Virgin

  • Image for Bellowhead

    Bellowhead Betsy Baker

    (CD Single), Navigator Records, 1

  • Image for Take That

    Take That Could It Be Magic

    Take That - Greatest Hits, RCA

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD "AND THEN THERE WERE THREE" (Charisma) suggested by Roly in Kettering

    • Image for Genesis

      Genesis Scenes From A Nights Dream

      And Then There Were Three, Charisma

  • Image for The Mamas & the Papas

    The Mamas & the Papas Dedicated To The One I Love

    Heartbeat - The 60's Gold Collection, Global Television

  • Image for The Who

    The Who Pinball Wizard

    My Generation - The Very Best Of..., Polydor

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for John Farnham

      John Farnham You're The Voice

      Life In The Fast Lane (Various), Telstar, 2

  • Image for TLC

    TLC No Scrubs

    (CD Single), Laface

  • Image for Jack Johnson

    Jack Johnson I Got You

    (CD Single), Brushfire Records, 1

  • Image for Robert Miles

    Robert Miles and Maria Nayler One & One

    (CD Single), Deconstruction

  • Image for Jeff Beck

    Jeff Beck Hi Ho Silver Lining

    The Greatest Hits Of 1967 (Various), EMI

  • Image for Imagine Dragons

    Imagine Dragons It's Time

    (CD Single), Interscope, 1

  • Image for The Stranglers

    The Stranglers Strange Little Girl

    More Than A Feeling (Various Artists), Teledisc

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "UNCAGED" (Atlantic) out now

  • Image for Sophia George

    Sophia George Girlie Girlie

    Reggae Love Songs (Various Artists), Sanctuary

  • Image for Billy Ocean

    Billy Ocean Having A Party

    (CD Single), Aqua Music, 1

  • Image for Linda Ronstadt

    Linda Ronstadt Different Drum

    Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits, Asylum

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD "IN THE SILENCE" (One Little Indian) out 12th August

    • Image for Asgeir

      Asgeir King and Cross

      In The Silence, One Little Indian

  • Image for The Shadows

    The Shadows FBI

    The Shadows - First 20 Years At The T, Castle

  • Image for Stevie Nicks

    Stevie Nicks Rooms On Fire

    The Female Touch 2 (Various Artists), Global Television


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