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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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Joining John Lloyd and Sally Phillips are comedian Sindhu Vee, geneticist Sir Paul Nurse and the former editor of the Erotic Review Rowan Pelling.

Further details

Shindu Vee, a former investment bank with degrees from Oxford, Chicago and Delhi, who later became a stand-up comic after a unfunny friend decided to give it a go, offers the Danish concept of hygge, the concept of coziness. It involves candels, a little drink, and freezing cold darkness - thus you really can't have it in Britain or Shindu's native India.

Sir Paul Nurse, Nobel prize winning geneticist, an ex-Socialist Worker salesman, and a man who has failed French O-Level six times, gives the Museum the Large Hadron Collider - the biggest, most complex scientific machine ever built. It may explain what dark matter and dark energy is - if they can clear away the dead weasels from it.

Rowan Pelling, the former editor of the Erotic Review, the current editor of The Amorist, and who once sent two reporters to cover an orgy in Hemel Hempstead, provides a saucy limerick. She believes it is a fun form of poetry, and deals with the subjects of sex in a very British way.

Broadcast details

Monday 29th January 2018
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
John Lloyd Host / Presenter
Sally Phillips Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Sindhu Vee Guest
Paul Nurse Guest
Rowan Pelling Guest
Production team
Richard Turner Producer
Anne Miller Producer

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