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The Museum Of Curiosity

The Museum Of Curiosity

  • Radio panel show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2007 - 2023
  • 106 episodes (17 series)

Radio panel show in which John Lloyd and his curators try to fill up their museum with curious objects. Also features Bill Bailey, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson, Dave Gorman, Jimmy Carr and more.


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Gallery 1, Episode 2 - Meeting Two

With military historian Gary Sheffield, non-military historian Fran Beauman, and non-military non-historian Ben Elton.

Further details

Historian Fran Beauman discusses her love of pineapples. She loves them so much that she even has a tattoo of one.

World War Two expert Gary Sheffield talks about the importance of the Anderson Shelter as both a life saver and as a symbol of the Home Front.

Comedian and writer Ben Elton rants about how we have lost our concept of privacy, which leads to the fact that Britain's public is the most watched in the world.


The full title of the episode is "Meeting Two - Rooms 57-59: Pineapple, Anderson Shelter, Privacy".

Broadcast details

Wednesday 27th February 2008
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

John Lloyd Host / Presenter
Bill Bailey Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Fran Beauman Guest
Gary Sheffield Guest
Ben Elton Guest
Production team
Richard Turner Producer
Dan Schreiber Producer
James Harkin Researcher
Xander Cansell Researcher

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