22nd May, 2020 – The Rolling English Road

Before the Roman came to Rye or out to Severn strode,/ The rolling English drunkard made the rolling English road...

Hello from Suffolk. Here's five minutes of civilised calm recorded in the peace of the English countryside. With a poem: The Rolling English Road by GK Chesterton.

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From the show:

Weekend Wodehouse: Thank You, Jeeves– in which Bertie and Jeeves struggle over the master's banjolele habit

On this day: 22nd May, 1945, the RAF drops the first issue of The Flying Hollander, a propaganda newspaper delivered by air to the occupied Dutch, keeping them informed of the progress of the war.

Friday film: Local Hero, starring Burt Lancaster

If you need some music to wake you up, or to raise a glass to for the bank holiday weekend – how about It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere by Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett:

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