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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 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

Regular cast
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

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