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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 6 - Meeting Seventy-Three

John and Sally are joined by comedian Jack Carroll, hostage negotiator Suzanne Williams and adventurer Robert Twigger.

Further details

Robert Twigger, an adventurer, author, an expert a cooking omelettes, has been searching for the world's biggest snake in India and travelling Canada in a canoe he made himself, donates his own "invention", the attentionometer, a device to measure people's attention. Studies show that negative attention is better than no attention at all.

Suzanne Williams, a hostage negotiator for the Scotland Yard, the FBI and the Canadian Mounted Police, and during her 28 years have never come across a letter made out of cut-out newspaper, offers up the seat on the bus that Rosa Parks refused to give up. It shows how one simple action refuses to give up.

Jack Carroll, a former Britain's Got Talent] runner-up with cerebral palsy (and for the benefits people, he still has it), comedian, actor, star of sitcom Trollied, gives the video game [i]Football Manager. The game is so addictive that it has been sited in 35 divorce cases.

Broadcast details

Monday 12th February 2018
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
John Lloyd Host / Presenter
Sally Phillips Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Jack Carroll Guest
Suzanne Williams Guest
Robert Twigger Guest
Production team
Richard Turner Producer
Anne Miller Producer

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