13th May, 2020 – If

If you can keep your head when all about you/ Are losing theirs and blaming it on you...

Hello from Suffolk. Here's five minutes of civilised calm, recorded in the peace of the English countryside. With a poem: If by Rudyard Kipling.

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From the show:

Winston Churchill takes over as Prime Minister in 1940:

On this day in 1842, Arthur Sullivan, composer of The Pirates of Penzance and Onward Christian Soldiers is born 

On this day in 1914, RE "Tip" Foster, the only man to captain England at cricket and football, dies aged 36

Music to wake you up – The Major-General's Song by Gilbert and Sullivan:

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