Gallery 14, Episode 5 - Meeting Eighty-Five
Celia Imrie, an actress and author who has starred in dinnerladies, Calendar Girls and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, gives the Museum a half-burnt candle, because Queen Anne only wanted fresh candles. Thus her footman William Fortnum sold the half-burnt candles and later worked together his landlord Hugh Mason to create the department store Fortnum & Mason.
Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris, a historian specialising in 19th century medicine, author of The Butchering Art, and whose talks have caused five men in her audiences to faint, provides a 19th century cemetery gun. These guns were used to protect graveyards from body snatchers.
Andrew Maxwell, a comedian and presenter from Ireland who has hanged out with UFO conspiracy believers in Area 51 and organises the Altitude Comedy Festival, donates a scale model old-school gypsy caravan which doubles-up as a night light and a drink's cabinet, as an example of prisoner art, which Andrew purchased while drunk in a brick-a-brack shop on St. Patrick's Day.
- Monday 28th October 2019
- BBC Radio 4
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|John Lloyd||Host / Presenter|
|Bridget Christie||Host / Presenter|
|Mike Shephard (as Mike Shepherd)||Researcher|