Alex Lester

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Industry Communications or Media
Occupation BBC Radio 2 Presenter
Alex presents his weekday programme on BBC Radio 2 between 02:00 and 05:00.

"It’s the best time of the day" says the Dark Lord. And it is for a growing army of night time people and 'halflings' - those whose wakeful periods coincide with some, if not all of the show.

Described variously as "surreal, bizarre, hilarious and unfathomable" the programme sets out to do what no other programme does - entertain with an eclectic mix of music including selections from Alex's personal collection, his spare bedroom , and a unique take on the world at large. Where else would you get music from The Tubes, Muddy Waters, Sonny Rollins, and Loretta Lynn mixed in with all the usual Radio 2 favourites?

For more information about Alex's programme, visit the Radio 2 website at

To see the American Adventure blog from 2007, go to

Favorite Movies "What's Up, Tiger Lily?", "Withnail And I", "Delicatessen", "Monsieur Hulots Holiday"
Favorite Music Willie Nelson, Squeeze, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Ry Cooder, Dinah Washington, Kirsty MacColl, Rolling Stones, Rick Jones, The Streets, Earl Bostic, Thin Lizzy
Favorite Books "How To Do Nothing With Nobody All Alone" by Robert Paul Smith, "The Log Of The Ark" by Kenneth Walker and Geoffry Maxwell, "Boumphrey Archie And Mahitabel" by Don Marquis