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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 13, Episode 6 - Meeting Seventy-Nine

Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his curator Lee Mack welcome comedian and writer Bridget Christie, writer and historian Andrea Wulf and Oscar-winning documentary-maker Vikram Jayanti.

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Andrea Wulf, a German author of books about horticulture and Alexander von Humboldt, who in 2019 will be making a graphic novel about him, donates a labelling machine, which she uses to re-label the spice jars in her house, which she finds very satisfying.

Vikram Jayanti, a Jewish Indian-American double-Oscar winning film documentary maker, producer and director, whose films cover subjects as diverse as super-fans, brothels, and Garry Kasparov, provides a mirror that will reflect a maserpiece that you will never make that you think you will. This is because he feels he has never made his perfect film.

Bridget Christie, an award-winning stand-up comedian and feminist, who rose to fame after making a stand-up show inspired by Bic pens that were made for women and were more expensive, and who as also performed as an ant on stage, gives the Museum a vial of her tears. While she is a happy person, she cries all the time, often over trivial matters concerning other people. The only thing about herself that she has cried about was her mother's death.

Broadcast details

Monday 5th November 2018
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
John Lloyd Host / Presenter
Lee Mack Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Andrea Wulf Guest
Vikram Jayanti Guest
Bridget Christie Guest
Production team
Richard Turner Producer
Anne Miller Producer

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