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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


14th September, 2020 – September

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

With a poem by Ted Hughes, September.

"We sit late, watching the dark slowly unfold:
No clock counts this...

From the show:

Psalm 27:9

The Code of the Woosters, by PG Wodehouse – first serialised in Britain in the Daily Mail in 1938, beginning on this day

On this day: 14th September, 1752, Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar, leaping to September 14th from September 2nd. Years later, some were still campaigning for the return of their lost "eleven days".

On this day: 14th September, 1804, the ornithologist John Gould was born in Lyme Regis. He would identify "Darwin's finches" and was also a celebrated illustrator of ornithological books, particularly famous for his work on the birds of Australia.

Music to wake you up – Letter to You by Bruce Springsteen

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