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 3 - Meeting Three

With semi-professional comedian Arthur Smith, particle physicist Frank Close and historian Ronald Hutton.

Further details

Comedian Arthur Smith talks about the life of Arthur Cravan, a hero of the Dada and Surrealist movements who, in many ways, should be respected by comedians today.

Particle physicist Frank Close tries to donate something to the museum which is impossible to donate - a complete and utter void. aka: absolutely nothing.

Historian and pagan expert Ronald Hutton talks about a figure whom he claims is dead: Father Christmas. He argues that he was murdered by Santa Claus.


The full episode title is "Meeting Three - Rooms 9-11: Nothingness, Arthur Craven, Father Christmas".

Broadcast details

Wednesday 5th March 2008
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
John Lloyd Host / Presenter
Bill Bailey Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Arthur Smith Guest
Ronald Hutton Guest
Frank Close Guest
Production team
Richard Turner Producer
Dan Schreiber Producer

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