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.

Gallery 16 commissioned.
Gallery 10, Episode 1 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra today at 4am.

Gallery 11, Episode 1 - Meeting Sixty-Two

Romesh Ranganathan has been given the job of curating the eleventh gallery of John Lloyd's museum. Donating the first exhibits are comedian Cally Beaton, actress Sally Phillips and the president of the Royal College of Pathologists Suzy Lishman.

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Cally Beaton, who worked at Comedy Central and MTV, and who brought South Park and Sponge Bob Square Pants to Britain, offers up the entire population of the Netherlands, because she lived there in her early 20s and wants to offer up things in Dutch society: for example, they have more bicycles than people; and they used to be the smallest people in Europe and now they are the largest.

Sally Phillips, star of shows like Smack the Pony, Green Wing, all three Bridget Jones movies, and radio series Clare in the Community, provides a Museum cosy: in other words, she wishes to yarn-bomb the museum: a form of feminine graffiti.

Suzy Lishman, the president of the Royal College of Pathologists, co-authored The History of Pathology in 50 Objects, and who has been desperate to demonstrate that not all pathology is like CSI, gives the museum Richard III's feet bones, because they were missing due to destruction by Victorian building work when his skeleton was discovered. He was not hunchbacked, but his spine was S-shaped.

Broadcast details

Friday 28th July 2017
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
John Lloyd Host / Presenter
Romesh Ranganathan Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Cally Beaton Guest
Sally Phillips Guest
Suzy Lishman Guest
Production team
Richard Turner Producer
James Harkin Producer

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