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The Museum Of Curiosity

BBC Radio 4 panel show where guest donate to a virtual museum. 80 episodes (pilot + 13 series), 2007 - 2019. Stars John Lloyd, Bill Bailey, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and others.

Another series is in development.

Gallery 13, Episode 2 - Meeting Seventy-Five

Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his curator Lee Mack welcome comedian Athena Kugblenu; writer and podcaster Dolly Alderton; and artificial intelligence expert Sir Nigel Shadbolt.

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Dolly Alderton, a writer and journalist, the author of Everything I Know About Love which includes recipes such as "Apple Pie with Can't Be Arsed Ice Cream", and host of current affairs podcast The High Low, offers up the world's worst wedding list. The list includes overpriced items for the house (e.g. a £300 tray depicting a painted hedgehog in a top hat) and an option to sponsor the Honeymoon.

Sir Nigel Shadbolt, an expert in artificial intelligence, principle of Jesus College Oxford, author of The Spy in the Coffee Machine: The End of Privacy as We Know It (in 2004), donates Deep Blue, the supercomputer that defeated Garry Kasparov. Kasparov said that he could feel a new type of intelligence across the table.

Athena Kugblenu, a comedian, co-host of The Guilty Feminist, and who has recently done a comedy show about the issue of leadership, brings a tin of corned beef. She does so because although she doesn't eat meat, if she did it would be the first meat that she would eat because of her Ghanaian heritage. Corned beef contains no corn.

Broadcast details

Monday 8th October 2018
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    John Lloyd Host / Presenter
    Lee Mack Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Athena Kugblenu Guest
    Dolly Alderton Guest
    Nigel Shadbolt Guest
    Production team
    Richard Turner Producer
    Anne Miller Producer
    Mike Turner Researcher
    Emily Jupitus Researcher

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