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Oh! Hard Dental

2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 21 August 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 Dolly Parton

      Dolly Parton 9 To 5

      Dolly Parton: The Ultimate Collection, BMG/RCA

  • Image for Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly Well All Right

    B.Holly & The Crickets -20 Golden Gre, MCA

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Right Place, Right Time

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for Daryl Hall

    Daryl Hall and John Oates Back Together Again

    Looking Back - The Best Of Hall & Oates, RCA, 5

  • Image for The Mamas & the Papas

    The Mamas & the Papas I Saw Her Again Last Night

    The Mamas & Papas Golden Greats, MCA, 5

  • Image for Justin Timberlake

    Justin Timberlake Take Back The Night

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo In The Army Now

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

  • Image for The Faces

    The Faces Cindy Incidentally

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD Single "THE DIVING BOARD" (Mercury) out 24th September

    • Image for Elton John

      Elton John Home Again

      (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Gabrielle

    Gabrielle Dreams

    Now 1993 - The Millennium Series, EMI

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD "FIGHT FOR MY SOUL" (Provogue) out 16th September

    • Image for Jonny Lang

      Jonny Lang We Are The Same

      Fight For My Soul, Provogue

  • Image for Level 42

    Level 42 Lessons In Love

    Now That's What I Call Music '86, Now

  • Image for Matt Cardle

    Matt Cardle and Melanie C Loving You

    (CD Single), Absolute, 1

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Deacon Blue

      Deacon Blue Wages Day

      Deacon Blue- Our Town (Greatest Hits), Columbia

  • Image for Kool & The Gang

    Kool & The Gang Get Down On It

    Eighties Legends (Various Artists), Virgin, 2

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys Love Is A Bourgeois Construct

    Electric, x2, 1

  • Image for Otis Redding

    Otis Redding Hard To Handle

    Dock Of The Bay (CD Single), Atlantic

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi You Give Love A Bad Name

    Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet, Mercury, 2

  • Image for Tom Odell

    Tom Odell Grow Old With Me

    Long Way Down, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Mike + The Mechanics

    Mike + The Mechanics Over My Shoulder

    Mike & The Mechanics Hits, Virgin

  • Image for Fun Boy Three

    Fun Boy Three and Bananarama It Ain't What You Do

    The Very Best Of Bananarama, Warner Strategic Market

  • Image for Birdy

    Birdy Wings

    (CD Single), 14th Floor Records, 1

  • Image for Led Zeppelin

    Led Zeppelin Rock 'n' Roll

    Led Zeppelin - Early Days, Atlantic

  • Image for Barenaked Ladies

    Barenaked Ladies One Week

    New Hits 99 (Various Artists), Sony Music TV

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the "BREAKFAST IN AMERICA" (A&M) suggested by Andy Gage

    • Image for Supertramp

      Supertramp Just Another Nervous Wreck

      Breakfast In America, A&M

  • Image for Marvin Gaye

    Marvin Gaye What's Going On

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Feargal Sharkey

      Feargal Sharkey A Good Heart

      The Love Album (CD 2) (Various Artist, Virgin

  • Image for P!nk

    P!nk Please Don't Leave Me

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Booker T. & Jay James

    Booker T. & Jay James Broken Heart

    (CD Single), Decca, 1

  • Image for Ruby & The Romantics

    Ruby & The Romantics Our Day Will Come

    Ebony Eyes - Jukebox 60's Hits, Old Gold

  • Image for Bee Gees

    Bee Gees Massachusetts

    Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits, Polydor

  • Image for Florida Georgia Line

    Florida Georgia Line and Nelly Cruise

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for The Box Tops

    The Box Tops The Letter

    Rediscover The 60's-With A Little Hel, Old Gold

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "HOTEL CABANA" (Virgin) out 26th August

    • Image for Naughty Boy & Featuring Chasing Grace

      Naughty Boy & Featuring Chasing Grace So Strong

      Hotel Cabana, Virgin, 10

  • Image for Eric Clapton

    Eric Clapton Lay Down Sally

    The Cream Of Eric Clapton, Polydor

  • Image for Barbra Streisand

    Barbra Streisand Woman In Love

    All Time Greatest Love Songs: Vol III, Columbia

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD "HAND IN HAND" (Snatch) out 9th September

    • Image for Riva Starr

      Riva Starr The Care Song

      Hand In Hand, Snatch

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Glory Days

    Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA, CBS

  • Image for Al Martino

    Al Martino Spanish Eyes

    The Best Album In The World ...Ever!, BMG

  • Image for Alistair Griffin, Leddra Chapman & Grimethorpe Colliery Band

    Alistair Griffin, Leddra Chapman & Grimethorpe Colliery Band The One

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 1


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