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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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Gallery 12, Episode 5 - Meeting Seventy-Two

John and Sally are joined by musical comedian Dillie Keane, paleoarchaeologist Ella Al-Shamahi and comedy screenwriter Richard Curtis.

Further details

Ella Al-Shamahi, a woman who had gone hunting fossils in war zones, making a documentary of Neanderthals, and who does stand-up as a hobby, offers up the perfect cave. Ella argues tht that caves were the original prime real estate, and says the perfect cave would be one full of fossils.

Dillie Keane, one of the members of the musical comedy group Fascinating Aida, a star on Grumpy Old Woman, has recorded 12 albums, and has written songs covering nuclear holocaust, cancer, and a song about Brexit called "We're So Sorry Scotland", gives a jar of her own homemade chutney. Dillie supports the idea of the slow food movement - and by slow, the chutney took a total of 14 years to make.

Richard Curtis, the author of Blackadder, The Vicar of Dibley, Notting Hill], Four Weddings and a Funeral and who seems to put a Bernard in every film he does, donates the word "googies". His parents were Australian, and the word meant "eggs".

Broadcast details

Monday 5th February 2018
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
John Lloyd Host / Presenter
Sally Phillips Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Dillie Keane Guest
Richard Curtis Guest
Ella Al-Shamahi Guest
Production team
Richard Turner Producer
Anne Miller Producer

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