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A Tulip Onion

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 11 October 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
  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie China Girl

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Razorlight

    Razorlight America

    (CD Single), Vertigo

  • Image for Paul McCartney

    Paul McCartney New

    New, Virgin/EMI

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Dreaming

    Atomic: The Very Best Of Blondie, EMI

  • Image for Depeche Mode

    Depeche Mode Enjoy The Silence

    (CD Single), Mute Records

  • Image for Dave Stewart & Martina McBride

    Dave Stewart & Martina McBride Every Single Night

    Lucky You, Kobalt, 1

  • Image for Etta James

    Etta James At Last

    Etta James- The Genuine Article, Mca/Chess

  • Image for Duran Duran

    Duran Duran A View To A Kill

    The Best Of James Bond 30th Anniversa, EMI

  • Image for Céline Dion

    Céline Dion Loved Me Back To Life

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Daryl Hall

    Daryl Hall and John Oates Out Of Touch

    Collections, Sony

  • Image for Paula Cole

    Paula Cole Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for Cher

    Cher I Hope You Find It

    Closer To The Truth, Warner Bros, 001

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Satisfaction

    The Rolling Stones - Remastered, Abkco

  • Image for Electronic

    Electronic Getting Away With It...

    (CD Single), Factory Records

  • Image for Eliza Doolittle

    Eliza Doolittle Let It Rain

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Dean Martin

    Dean Martin Mambo Italiano

    Best Of The Capitol Years - Dean Mart, Capitol

  • Image for Roxette

    Roxette It Must Have Been Love

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

  • Image for Katie Melua

    Katie Melua The Love I'm Frightened Of

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 001

  • Image for Peter Frampton

    Peter Frampton Show Me The Way

    And The Road Goes On Forever Vol 1, Debutante

  • Image for Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin Who's Zoomin' Who

    Nightlife II (Various Artists), Solitaire Collection

  • Image for Matt Goss

    Matt Goss Strong

    (CD Single), Decca, 1

  • Image for Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly Well All Right

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

  • Image for Kirsty MacColl

    Kirsty MacColl In These Shoes?

    (CD Single), V2

  • Image for Take That

    Take That Patience

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Paolo Nutini

    Paolo Nutini 10/10

    Sunny Side Up, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Erasure

    Erasure A Little Respect

    Erasure - Pop!, Mute Records

  • Image for Barbra Streisand

    Barbra Streisand Stoney End

    Barbra Streisand Greatest Hits Vol.2, CBS

  • Image for Rubylux

    Rubylux I Don't Want Paradise

    (CD Single), Luxury-B Records, 1

  • Image for Gibson Brothers

    Gibson Brothers Cuba

    Latin Fever (Various Artists), Universal Music

  • Image for Peggy Lee

    Peggy Lee Fever

    Mad About The Boy: Ladies Sing The Bl, Crimson

  • Image for Boy George

    Boy George King Of Everything

    (CD Single), Very Me Records

  • Image for Modern Talking

    Modern Talking Brother Louie

    (CD Single), Hansa

  • Image for Lissie

    Lissie Sleepwalking

    Back To Forever, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Nickelback

    Nickelback How You Remind Me

    Beautiful Game (Various Artists), Universal

  • Image for The Drifters

    The Drifters Save The Last Dance For Me

    Very Best Of Ben E.King & The Drifters, Global Television

  • Image for The Everly Brothers

    The Everly Brothers Walk Right Back

    The Everly Brothers - Perfect Harmony, Knight Records

  • Image for Prefab Sprout

    Prefab Sprout The Best Jewel Thief In The World

    (CD Single), Icebreaker, 1

  • Image for Dan Hartman

    Dan Hartman Instant Replay

    Freak Out! (Various Artists), Columbia

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