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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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John Lloyd and Romesh Ranganathan this week are joined by comic Cariad Lloyd, Yorkshire shepherdess Amanda Owen and former MP Gyles Brandreth.

Further details

Cariad Lloyd, a comedian who is part of the improv group Austentatious and an Edinburgh Comedy Newcomer nominee, provides a Moomin, the famous Finnish cartoons trolls. Disney wanted to buy the rights to it, but the author constantly refused.

Amanda Owen, a woman who may have ended up as a model but instead decided to take up a job as a shepherdess in remotest Yorkshire, who regularly stars in TV show The Dales, gives the Museum a dogwhistle, which is vital to her job. When she was younger she didn't have a dog, so she responded to it. Now her children respond to her whistle.

Gyles Brandreth, former Conservative MP, TV presenter, chancellor of the University of Chester and president of the British Association of Scrabble Players, donates a simple button, that belonged to the Shakespearean actor Sir Donald Wolfit. The button was part of his King Lear costume that was inherited by the wife of actor Frank Thornton.

Broadcast details

Friday 18th August 2017
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
John Lloyd Host / Presenter
Romesh Ranganathan Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Cariad Lloyd Guest
Amanda Owen Guest
Gyles Brandreth Guest
Production team
Richard Turner Producer
James Harkin Producer

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