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Marc’s Almanac

102 EpisodesProduced by Marc SidwellWebsite

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


8th May, 2020 – Railway Rhymes

Hello from Suffolk, England. Take five minutes for a dose of civilised calm, recorded in the peace of the English countryside. With a poem by Charles Larcom Graves, Railway Rhymes.

"When books are pow'rless to beguile

And papers only stir my bile,

For solace and relief I flee

To Bradshaw or the A. B. C.,

And find the best of recreations

In studying the names of stations..."

From the show:

Weekend Wodehouse: The Code of the Woosters

Mother Julian of Norwich, author of The Revelation of Divine Love, the earliest surviving book in English written by a woman

Victory in Europe, 1945

Railway Rhymes, from Punch, 1916

Friday night movies: Coco from Pixar and The Straight Story

Music to wake you up – When This Lousy War is Over sung by The Fitzrovia Chorus

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