Gallery 3 - Meeting Fourteen

With Jon Richardson stranded in Australia because of the Icelandic volcano, Dave Gorman stands in as curator. This week's guests are Madness lead singer Suggs, the poet Ruth Padel and star of Bo' Selecta! Leigh Francis.

In-Depth Episode Synopsis

Warning: the below synopsis may contain spoilers

Suggs, the lead singer of Madness, provides the museum with The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Continents, including the Crystal Palace, which attracted over 6 million people. Exhibits included an alarm clock with a gun.

The poet Ruth Padel provides the museum with a large tiger reserve by donating 10,000 tigers to John and David in order to protect them from poachers and keep them alive. The problem is that there are only about 3,000 in the wild.

Leigh Francis, the man behind Bo' Selecta!, gives the museum one of the world's greatest superheroes in the form of Spider-man. One interesting fact is that Spider-man creator Stan Lee was Romanian, just like Francis's most famous creation, Avid Merrion.

Episode Notes

The full episode title is "Meeting Fourteen: The Great Exhibition, 10,000 Tigers & Spider-man".

First Broadcast Details

Mon 17th May 2010
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Main Repeats

  • Sun 23rd May 2010 (12:00pm, Radio 4)
  • Thu 12th Apr 2012 (9:30am, Radio 4 Extra)
  • Fri 13th Apr 2012 (2:30am, Radio 4 Extra)
  • Fri 5th Dec 2014 (6:00pm, Radio 4 Extra)
  • Sat 6th Dec 2014 (1:00am, Radio 4 Extra)

Episode Cast & Crew

Regular Cast
John Lloyd (I) ... Host / Presenter
Dave Gorman (I) ... Host / Presenter
Guest Cast
Graham McPherson
(as Suggs)
... Guest
Ruth Padel ... Guest
Leigh Francis ... Guest
Production Team
Richard Turner ... Producer
Dan Schreiber ... Producer
James Harkin ... Researcher
Molly Oldfield ... Researcher

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