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

The Museum Of Curiosity

BBC Radio 4 panel show where guest donate to a virtual museum. 55 episodes (pilot + 9 series), 2007 - 2016. Stars John Lloyd, Bill Bailey, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and others.

Another series is in development.

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

Panel Show
2007 - 2016
BBC Radio 4
55   (1 pilot + 9 series), plus 1 unbroadcast pilot
John Lloyd, Richard Turner and Dan Schreiber
John Lloyd, Bill Bailey, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson, Dave Gorman, Jimmy Carr, Humphrey Ker, Phill Jupitus and others
Richard Turner, Dan Schreiber and James Harkin

The Museum of Curiosity is a vast (albeit fictitious) building with a mission statement of housing everything in the universe that is in some way curious (including, as it happens, the entire universe itself).

Each week, a panel made up of entertainers and academic experts put forward their curiosities to the head of the museum John Lloyd, the Professor of Ignorance at the University of Buckingham (later Southampton-Solent) and his curators. In the first series the curator was Bill Bailey, followed by Sean Lock in the second, Jon Richardson in the third, Dave Gorman in the fourth, Jimmy Carr in the fifth, Humphrey Ker in the six, Phill Jupitus in the seventh, Sarah Millican in the eighth and Noel Fielding the ninth.

The only rule for donation is that the exhibit has to be in some way curious. It doesn't matter if something is gigantic, microscopic, hughly expensive, or even if it doesn't exist.

Current exhibits in the Museum include the Big Bang when it was the size of a grapefruit, the urge to press red buttons that should not be pressed, and a wildlife reserve containing 10,000 tigers (even if there are only 3,000 in the wild).

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