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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 5 - Meeting Seventy-Eight

Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his curator Lee Mack welcome comedian and ventriloquist Nina Conti, writer of the hit TV period drama series Victoria Daisy Goodwin and the former Cabinet Secretary Lord Butler of Brockwell.

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Daisy Goodwin, novelist, TV producer, the creator of the ITV drama Victoria, and the compiler of 101 Poems to Save Your Life, donates Prince Albert, probably the most intelligence royal we have ever had in Britain, and the man who got Cambridge University to start teaching science. She also made Victoria a bullet-proof parasol.

Robin Butler, now the crossbencher Lord Butler of Brockwell, former head of the civil service between Thatcher and Blair, a man who could confirm that Yes Minister really is true, and whose daughter invented Come Dine With Me, offers up a MiG Fighter Aircraft, that was found buried in Iraq (one had its sticking above the sand). It was one of the few things that were found in Iraq after the war, while there were no WMDs.

Nina Conti, comedian, ventriloquist, documentary maker, a student of philosophy, winner of the Barry Award in 2008, and who now performs stand-up as her puppet Monkey, provides a set of false teeth. Ken Campbell ordered a pair of false teeth for her, which allowed her to be more relaxed on stage.

Broadcast details

Monday 29th October 2018
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    John Lloyd Host / Presenter
    Lee Mack Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Nina Conti Guest
    Daisy Goodwin Guest
    Robin Butler Guest
    Production team
    Richard Turner Producer
    Anne Miller Producer
    Mike Turner Researcher
    Emily Jupitus Researcher

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