The Museum of Curiosity

The Museum Of Curiosity. John Lloyd. Copyright: BBC.

The Museum Of Curiosity

Radio panel show in which John Lloyd and his curators try to fill up their museum with curious objects

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Ian Wolf

  • Thursday 21st February 2008, 1:00am
  • Stockton-on-Tees, England
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Did anyone listen to this? It is a new series starring John Lloyd and Bill Bailey that is similar to QI. I thought it was rather good.

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zooo

  • Thursday 21st February 2008, 1:53am
  • United Kingdom
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Ooh, that sounds good!

Do you have a link?
Or a clue as to what station it's on...? ;)

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Ian Wolf

  • Thursday 21st February 2008, 1:56am [Edited]
  • Stockton-on-Tees, England
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Sure, it is on Radio 4, Wednesdays, at 18:30. It's on listen again.

BBC Homepage

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zooo

  • Thursday 21st February 2008, 2:03am
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Thanks!!

I do love a bit of Bailey.

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catskillz

  • Thursday 21st February 2008, 6:52am
  • Merseyside, England
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Quote: zooo @ February 20, 2008, 9:03 PM

Thanks!!

I do love a bit of Bailey.

You'll love it - there was a good 5 minutes devoted to scarves!

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chipolata

  • Thursday 21st February 2008, 4:33pm
  • England
  • 30,182 posts

I really enjoyed this - although it's hard not to enjoy something with Bill Bailey in. The man's effortlessly likeable. And I really admire John Loyd for this and QI, which eschews modern comedies obsession with cruelty and comes up with something slightly more positive.

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Writer2K

  • Thursday 21st February 2008, 8:22pm
  • England
  • 263 posts

Thanks for highlighting this Ian! Just heard it on ‘Listen Again’, a very enjoyable prog. Must remember to record it next week.

I live a stones throw away from Bill Bailey’s parents, not that I throw stones at them very often.

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Aaron

  • Thursday 21st February 2008, 11:55pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,829 posts

Do you camp in the garden, and ambush him when he comes home to visit?

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Writer2K

  • Friday 22nd February 2008, 12:16am
  • England
  • 263 posts

Bill Bailey spotting is a popular pastime in the village, as of yet I haven't been lucky :D Did see him live in The Half-Troll tour in Bristol...brilliant (but would like to see him in a smaller venue)

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catskillz

  • Friday 22nd February 2008, 12:25am
  • Merseyside, England
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I first saw Bill live, back in '96, when he was supporting Donna McPhail (whatever happened to her?). I remember when Bill finished, and Donna came on, with the crowd still applauding, she preteneded to be jealous, and said something about him making her look bad, because he was so good. It was obvious he was going to be huge.

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Aaron

  • Friday 22nd February 2008, 12:29am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
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Quote: catskillz @ February 21, 2008, 7:25 PM

Donna McPhail (whatever happened to her?)


I suppose you could say that her career McPhail-ed!

Ho ho ho.

(No, Wikipedia says "McPhail, who is regarded as an outspoken "laddette" lesbian, now writes a monthly column for Diva, the UK's bestselling magazine for lesbians.")

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zooo

  • Friday 22nd February 2008, 7:04pm
  • United Kingdom
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Cripes.

She was good on that Sunday morning show aaaaaages ago.
Which sadly was the show which spawned Peter Kay, I think.

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Ian Wolf

  • Thursday 28th February 2008, 1:35am
  • Stockton-on-Tees, England
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The second episode has been broadcast - the donations tonight were pineapples, Anderson shelters and privacy.

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Ian Wolf

  • Wednesday 12th March 2008, 11:53pm
  • Stockton-on-Tees, England
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It was an exciting episode tonight as far as I was concerned.

In the episode, they briefly talked about an article in The Times in which they asked readers to come up with a new motto for Britain. One of responses was, "Dipso, Fatso, Bingo, Asbo, Tesco".

The reason I'm excited was because I reported the story myself on the QI website as part of my Newshound duties. There is a link to the story here. Whether or not I was the source they got the story from is something I don't know yet, but I hope I was.

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zooo

  • Wednesday 12th March 2008, 11:57pm
  • United Kingdom
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Cooooooool!