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Secret Panther

2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 24 September 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 Level 42

      Level 42 Running In The Family

      Heaven (Various Artists), Spectrum

  • Image for Level 42

    Level 42 Running In The Family

    Heaven (Various Artists), Spectrum

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Fernando

    Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition), Polar, 012

  • Image for Eliza Doolittle

    Eliza Doolittle Let It Rain

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for The Smiths

    The Smiths How Soon Is Now?

    Drive Time 2 (Various Artists), Dino

  • Image for Jimmy Gilmer

    Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs Sugar Shack

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

  • Image for Kathryn Williams

    Kathryn Williams Heart Shaped Stone

    (CD Single), One Little Indian, 1

  • Image for Kim Wilde

    Kim Wilde Kids In America

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Strange Magic

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic


    • Image for Coldplay

      Coldplay Atlas

      (CD Single), Island


    • Image for The Presence LDN

      The Presence LDN Ya Ya Pop

      Hot Tin Records

  • Image for Bob & Marcia

    Bob & Marcia Young Gifted & Black

    Young Gifted & Black (Various), Trojan

  • Image for Ren Harvieu

    Ren Harvieu Through The Night

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for John Newman

    John Newman Cheating

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Hour 2

    • Image for Guns N’ Roses

      Guns N’ Roses Sweet Child O' Mine

      The Hits Album 10 (Various Artists), Hits Album

  • Image for Edie Brickell

    Edie Brickell and New Bohemians What I Am

    Songwriter (Various Artists), Columbia, 3

  • Image for Jamie Cullum

    Jamie Cullum You're Not The Only One

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Jamiroquai

    Jamiroquai Cosmic Girl

    Simply The Best Radio Hits (Various), Warner E.S.P.

  • Image for Bobby Darin

    Bobby Darin A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

    Oh! Look At Me Now, Capitol

  • Image for Matt Goss

    Matt Goss Strong

    (CD Single), Decca, 1

  • Image for Shirley Ellis

    Shirley Ellis The Clapping Song

    The Complete Congress Recordings, Connoisseur

  • Image for Gnarls Barkley

    Gnarls Barkley Crazy

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for Kirsty MacColl

    Kirsty MacColl They Don't Know

    Galore - The Best Of Kirsty MacColl, Virgin


  • Image for Soul II Soul

    Soul II Soul and Caron Wheeler Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)

    More Greatest Hits Of 80's (Various), Disky

  • Image for T. Rex

    T. Rex I Love To Boogie

    T. Rex - The Singles As & Bs, Repertoire

  • Image for Howard Jones

    Howard Jones No One Is To Blame

    The Best Of Howard Jones, East West Records

  • Hour 3

    • Image for Fatback Band

      Fatback Band I Found Lovin'

      The Greatest 80's Soul W/Ender (Va), Warner Strategic Market

  • Image for Carpenters

    Carpenters Only Yesterday

    The Carpenters - Yesterday Once More, A&M

  • Image for Passenger

    Passenger Holes

    (CD Single), Nettwerk Music Group, 1

  • Image for Lonestar

    Lonestar Amazed

    (CD Single), BMG

  • Image for James Brown

    James Brown Papa's Got A Brand New Bag

    Originals 2 (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Josh Groban

    Josh Groban Below The Line

    All That Echoes, Reprise, 1

  • Image for Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett I Just Can't Stop Loving You

    Michael Jackson - History, Epic

  • Image for Katie Melua

    Katie Melua Mad Mad Men

    Ketevan, Dramatico, 8

  • Image for Frankie Valli

    Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Rag Doll

    Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Ve, Polygram Tv, 4

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Rocket Man (Live)

  • Image for Sheryl Crow

    Sheryl Crow Soak Up The Sun

    (CD Single), A&M


    • Image for French Pop Dream

      French Pop Dream Eurostar The Musical

  • Image for R.E.M.

    R.E.M. The Great Beyond

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for Paul McCartney

    Paul McCartney New

    New, Virgin/EMI


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