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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. More festive buffoonery this morning, including suggestions on how producer Dr Strangelove can get his Christmas mojo back. Alex is swamped in the Christmas Complaints Department and, new for today, have you ever received an inappropriate gift at Christmas? Did you get a Slipknot CD from gran, or a thong from mum? More seasonal cheer gone wrong in Antler Watch, Panto Lotto and another appearance from Noel the Christmas Badger. Plus, Pause for Thought with Steve Williams at 3.20am and another chance to get into the 4.15 One-Off Canteen.
From Lester's Festive Library this morning there is a track from Christopher Cross, a country offering from Kenny Neal and one from Kate Rusby. The Listener's Library tracks are equally as eclectic with songs from Spinal Tap, Stevie Nicks and Lindisfarne. There is another track from Album of the Week from Susan Boyle and Record of the Week from new artist, Edei. You won't get the chance to even think about sleeping!

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Tue 21 Dec 2010 02:00

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The A-Z of Alex Lester

The A-Z of Alex Lester

To celebrate Alex's 26th year on Radio 2 here's a handy guide to his nocturnal world.