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Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 11 December 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

39 items
  • Image for Queen

    Queen Don't Stop Me Now

    Jazz, Island, 12

  • Image for The Crystals

    The Crystals Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

    A Christmas Gift For You (Phil Spect, Phil Spector Int

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé You Make Me Feel So Young

    (CD Single), Warner Bros, 001

  • Image for Paul Young

    Paul Young Love Of The Common People

    Paul Young - From Time To Time, Columbia

  • Image for Mama Cass

    Mama Cass It's Getting Better

    Sweet Talkin' Guy - Sound Of 60's Gal, Old Gold

  • Image for Little Mix

    Little Mix Little Me

    (CD Single), Sony Music, 001

  • Image for JD McPherson

    JD McPherson Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)

    (CD Single), Rounder Records

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen High Hopes

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Cher

    Cher One By One

    (CD Single), WEA

  • Image for Simple Minds

    Simple Minds All The Things She Said

    The Best Of Simple Minds, Virgin

  • Image for James Andrews

    James Andrews Christmas in New Orleans

  • Image for Albert Hammond

    Albert Hammond It Never Rains In Southern California

    The Singer & The Song (Various Artists), Stardust, 2

  • Image for Nell Bryden

    Nell Bryden All You Had

    (CD Single), 157 Records, 1

  • Image for T. Rex

    T. Rex Jeepster

    Electric Warrior (Deluxe Edition), A&M, 3

  • Image for Mavis Staples

    Mavis Staples Christmas Vacation

    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation O.S.T. (Various Artists), WEA, 6

  • Image for Katy Perry

    Katy Perry Unconditionally

    Prism, Virgin, 001

  • Image for Cliff Richard

    Cliff Richard Move It

    Cliff Richard - 40 Golden Greats, EMI

  • Image for Sniff 'n' the Tears

    Sniff 'n' the Tears Driver's Seat

    Various Artists - Top Gear 2, Columbia

  • Image for Mary J. Blige

    Mary J. Blige This Christmas (Hang All The Mistletoe)

    A Mary Christmas, Decca

  • Image for Big Country

    Big Country In A Big Country

    Without The Aid Of A Safety Net, EMI

  • Image for Minnie Riperton

    Minnie Riperton Loving You

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Arlissa

    Arlissa Into The Light

    (CD Single), Capitol, 001

  • Image for Captain Sensible

    Captain Sensible One Christmas Catalogue

    Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Xmas, Rhino, 6

  • Image for The Supremes

    The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go

    Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Motown, Polygram Tv

  • Image for The Police

    The Police Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

    Ones On 1 (Radio 1 21st Birthday Albu, BBC

  • Image for Bing Crosby

    Bing Crosby and David Bowie Peace On Earth / The Little Drummer Boy

    I Believe, Telstar

  • Image for Lenny Kravitz

    Lenny Kravitz Fly Away

    21st Century Rock (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Chris Rea

    Chris Rea Driving Home For Christmas

    (Single), WEA, 1

  • Image for Lily Allen

    Lily Allen The Fear

    (CD Single), Regal, 1

  • Image for Leona Lewis

    Leona Lewis One More Sleep

    (CD Single), Syco Music

  • Image for Genesis

    Genesis That's All

    Genesis - Turn It On Again, Virgin

  • Image for Ricky Nelson

    Ricky Nelson Hello Mary Lou

    (CD Single), EMI

  • Image for John Newman

    John Newman Losing Sleep

    (CD Single), Island, 001

  • Image for Bastille

    Bastille Pompeii

    (CD Single), Virgin Records

  • Image for Kelly Clarkson

    Kelly Clarkson Wrapped In Red

    Wrapped In Red, RCA

  • Image for Depeche Mode

    Depeche Mode Enjoy The Silence

    (CD Single), Mute Records

  • Image for Clown Town

    Clown Town Merry Christmas - Been Thinking of You

    Animal Instinct

  • Image for The Chiffons

    The Chiffons Sweet Talkin' Guy

    Sweet Talkin' Guy - Sound Of 60's Gal, Old Gold

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Dream A Little Dream Of Me

    (CD Single), Island, 001

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