The Museum Of Curiosity. John Lloyd. Copyright: BBC
The Museum Of Curiosity

The Museum Of Curiosity

  • Radio panel show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2007 - 2023
  • 106 episodes (17 series)

Radio panel show in which John Lloyd and his curators try to fill up their museum with curious objects. Also features Bill Bailey, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson, Dave Gorman, Jimmy Carr and more.

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Gallery 14 - Meeting Eighty-Seven

The Museum Of Curiosity. Image shows from L to R: Glyn Johns, Shazia Mirza, Bridget Christie, J.K. Rowling, John Lloyd. Copyright: BBC
This week John Lloyd and curator Bridget Christie and joined by comic Shazia Mirza, musician Glyn Johns and novelist J.K. Rowling.

Further details

Last Christmas the Museum reunited four of its previous curators (Sally Phillips, Lee Mack, Jimmy Carr and pJo Brand) for its first Christmas special. This year John and Bridget return with a special extended edition featuring music producer Glyn Johns, comedian Shazia Mirza and novelist J.K. Rowling.

J.K. Rowling is the best-selling author behind the Harry Potter phenomenon. The books have won multiple awards, sold over 500 million copies and been translated into over 80 languages. She also founded children's charity Lumos, was made an OBE in 2001 and has a gold Blue Peter badge. She donates inspiration and proposes that it should be sold in the Museum's shop.

Glyn Johns is a music producer who has worked with The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Eagles, Bob Dylan, Joan Armatrading and Eric Clapton, to name but a few. He offers up a 3M M23 8 Track tape machine featuring a recording of Something by George Harrison, which Glyn himself taped.

Shazia Mirza is a multi-award-winning comedian who is currently touring her latest show Coconut which talks about her experiences fending for herself (and her fellow islanders) on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls. She won Columnist Of The Year for her writing in The New Statesman. Shazia donates to the Museum a pair of real eyebrows, because she is worried that they are dying out.

Broadcast details

Monday 23rd December 2019
BBC Radio 4
45 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 25th December 2019 8:00pm Radio 4
Monday 30th December 2019 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Monday 30th December 2019 5:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 30th December 2019 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 31st December 2019 5:30am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

John Lloyd Host / Presenter
Bridget Christie Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Shazia Mirza Guest
Glyn Johns Guest
J.K. Rowling Guest
Production team
Anne Miller Producer
Victoria Lloyd Executive Producer
Mike Turner Researcher
Emily Jupitus Researcher
Mike Shephard (as Mike Shepherd) Researcher

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