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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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Gallery 13, Episode 4 - Meeting Seventy-Seven

John Lloyd and Lee Mack are joined by journalist and author Lucy Mangan, scientist and writer Steve Mould and former England footballer Graeme Le Saux.

Further details

Steve Mould, a member of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, part of the Festival of the Spoken Nerd, and the person after the "Mould Effect" is named after which is where it is possible to siphon metal, provides Tomy the Talking Tutor, a plastic robot toy where you put cards into the robot and you answer questions. It predates microchips and features a record to make it talk.

Lucy Mangan, a journalist and author, a woman who purchased 100 hamsters so they would not be made into a coat and who has 21 stacked Billy bookcases, donates the coin pushing/penny falling machine. She offers it because it is the best form of gambling, in that it can offer an entry-level gambling, but if you don't like gambling you don't lose much.

Graeme Le Saux, former Chelsea, Southampton, Blackburn Rovers (when they won the Premier League) and England footballer born in Jersey, gives the Museum his own Sony Walkman from 1987. It took two months of saving to buy one. Graeme keeps it with his winners medals.

Broadcast details

Monday 22nd October 2018
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    John Lloyd Host / Presenter
    Lee Mack Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Lucy Mangan Guest
    Steve Mould Guest
    Graeme Le Saux Guest
    Production team
    Richard Turner Producer
    Anne Miller Producer
    Mike Turner Researcher
    Emily Jupitus Researcher

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