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Marc’s Almanac

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Five minutes of civilised calm. As featured on BBC Radio Suffolk.Sign up at to receive an email when new episodes are added.You can find a playlist of the recommended songs on YouTube at


23rd November, 2020 – Children of Our Age

Five minutes of civilised calm, recorded in East London, as the capital starts to wake up. Sign up at

With a poem by Wislawa Symborska, Children of Our Age.

"All day long, all through the night,
all affairs – yours, ours, theirs –
are political affairs...

From the show:

Ecclesiastes 11:4

On this day: 23rd November, 1644, Areopagitica, John Milton's great defence of the liberty of the press, is published

On this day: 23rd November, 1963, the first episode of Doctor Who An Unearthly Child – is broadcast, starring William Hartnell as The Doctor

On this day: 23rd November, 1887, William Henry Pratt is born in Camberwell, better known as the actor Boris Karloff,  in his iconic role as Imhotep in The Mummy and as Frankenstein's monster for the English director James Whale

Music to wake you up – Styrofoam by Ashley McBryde

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