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

The Museum Of Curiosity

BBC Radio 4 panel show where guests donate to a virtual museum. 91 episodes (pilot + 15 series), 2007 - 2020. 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

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