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The Museum Of Curiosity

BBC Radio 4 panel show where guests 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 14, Episode 5 - Meeting Eighty-Five

The latest people to donate to Gallery 14 are comedian Andrew Maxwell, actor Celia Imrie and medicinal historian Lindsey Fitzharris.

Further details

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.

Broadcast details

Monday 28th October 2019
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    John Lloyd Host / Presenter
    Bridget Christie Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Andrew Maxwell Guest
    Celia Imrie Guest
    Lindsey Fitzharris Guest
    Production team
    Anne Miller Producer
    Victoria Lloyd Producer
    Mike Turner Researcher
    Emily Jupitus Researcher
    Mike Shephard (as Mike Shepherd) Researcher

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