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The Museum Of Curiosity

BBC Radio 4 panel show where guest donate to a virtual museum. 85 episodes (pilot + 14 series), 2007 - 2019. Stars John Lloyd, Bill Bailey, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and others.

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Gallery 1, Episode 1 - Meeting One

With palaeontologist Richard Fortey, comedian Sean Lock and extra-loud actor Brian Blessed.

Further details

Palaeontologist Richard Fortey talks about the giant hornet of Chang Jiang and the curators of the Natural History Museum (including one who was deeply interested in pubic hair).

Brian Blessed discusses why he thinks the yeti exists, and how he was told that he looked like one.

Sean Lock reveals how he was fascinated by a new way to tie scarves when he came back home from holiday, and gets the knot named after himself.


The full title of the episode is "Meeting One - Rooms 16-18: The Giant Hornet of Chang Jiang, The Yeti, The Modern Scarf Knot".

Broadcast details

Wednesday 20th February 2008
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    John Lloyd Host / Presenter
    Bill Bailey Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Sean Lock Guest
    Brian Blessed Guest
    Richard Fortey Guest
    Production team
    Richard Turner Producer
    Dan Schreiber Producer
    James Harkin Researcher
    Xander Cansell Researcher

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