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

The Museum Of Curiosity

BBC Radio 4 panel show where guest donate to a virtual museum. 80 episodes (pilot + 13 series), 2007 - 2019. Stars John Lloyd, Bill Bailey, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and others.

Another series is in development.

Gallery 10, Episode 6 - Meeting Sixty-One

Joining John Lloyd and Jo Brand are American comedian Michelle Wolf, food writer Bee Wilson and literary walker Henry Eliot.

Further details

Henry Eliot, the creative editor of Penguin Classics, co-author of the book Curiosity, and a "literary walker", having provided walks based on The Wasteland and on the influence of cheese on culture, politics and architecture, donates to the Museum the Longplayer, a piece of music that began on New Year's Eve 1999 and won't finish until New Year's Eve 2999, played on Tibetan singing bowls.

Bee Wilson, a food writer, historian, journalist and former Masterchef semi-finalist, and who has written books ranging from subjects such as the way we eat to how we learn to eat, offers up the smell of coffee, because of its usefulness. It helps people sell houses, but also the smell is much better than the taste. It is Britain's fourth favourite smell, behind freshly-cut grass, bacon, and freshly-baked bread.

Michelle Wolf, an American comedian and former banker, who is a star of The Daily Show and has written the presenter's speeches for the Academy Awards and the Emmys, provides the 24-hour rolling news channel CNN. Michelle argues that the channel accidentally helped to get Donald Trump get elected as US president, and suggests the channel is a good example of how you can make an entire civilization fall.

Broadcast details

Monday 13th February 2017
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    John Lloyd Host / Presenter
    Jo Brand Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Michelle Wolf Guest
    Bee Wilson Guest
    Henry Eliot Guest
    Production team
    Richard Turner Producer
    James Harkin Producer
    Anne Miller Researcher
    Mike Turner Researcher

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