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The Museum Of Curiosity

BBC Radio 4 panel show where guest donate to a virtual museum. 85 episodes (pilot + 14 series), 2007 - 2019. Stars John Lloyd, Bill Bailey, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and others.

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Joining John Lloyd and Sally Phillips are comic Stephen K. Amos, chemist Dr. Suze Kundu and author Victoria Hislop.

Further details

Stephen K. Amos, comedian, actor, trainee lawyer, a maker of a documentary about homophobia in the black community called Batty Man which is now being used to teach people in schools and prisons, presents Tooting Broadway Tube Station, as seen in the opening titles of Citizen Smith. Tooting was named one of the top ten places to visit in the world by Lonley Planet.

Victoria Hislop, novelist and former journalist, who wrote The Island, The Last Dance, and Cartes Postales from Greece, which got turned into the biggest TV show in Greece which has her husband Ian as a guest, offers the mati, the Greek for the word "eye" . It is known as the evil eye, and people in Greece wear mati jewelrey in order to protect yourself from evil looks.

Dr. Suze Kundu, a 4'10" nanochemist at the University of Surrey, presenter for the Discovery Channel of an science outreach programme, gives the Museum some Kevlar, a fiberous material that was discovered by a female engineer by accident, and is the material used in bullet-proof material. In June 2014, the million bullet-proof vest was sold in the same week the inventor died.

Broadcast details

Monday 22nd January 2018
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    John Lloyd Host / Presenter
    Sally Phillips Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Stephen K Amos Guest
    Suze Kundu Guest
    Victoria Hislop Guest
    Production team
    Richard Turner Producer
    Anne Miller Producer
    Mike Turner Researcher

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