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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 15, Episode 1 - Meeting Eighty-Eight

Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and the Museum's brand new curator Alice Levine are joined by writer and presenter Danny Wallace, broadcaster and tech expert Georgia Lewis Anderson, and Agatha Christie's great-grandson and CEO of Agatha Christie Ltd, James Prichard.

Further details

James Prichard, the CEO of Agatha Christie Ltd the great-grandson of the great writer Agatha Christie, and despite being Welsh has never been able to sell any of her books in Welsh, donates Agatha Christie's favourite mug, which is almost a litre, has the words "Don't be greedy" on it, and from which she drank cream out of.

Georgia Lewis Anderson, a former music journalist, now a broadcaster, podcaster, tech expert, and a woman who makes conversations for robots, offers up a mobile phone inside a crystal ball. This is to represent horoscope apps, mixing old beliefs with modern technology.

Danny Wallace, a comedian who has started his own cult, said yes to everything, started his own country in his own flat, and who has recently written a book about rudeness, provides a giant balloon that was used in the sport of balloon hopping. The sport never took off because people crashed into things, but it became popular in the USA.

Broadcast details

Monday 7th September 2020
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 13th September 2020 12:00pm Radio 4
Monday 14th September 2020 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Monday 14th September 2020 5:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 14th September 2020 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 15th September 2020 5:30am Radio 4 Extra
Friday 13th January 2023 9:00am Radio 4 Extra
Friday 13th January 2023 2:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 14th January 2023 5:00am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

John Lloyd Host / Presenter
Alice Levine Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Danny Wallace Guest
Georgia Lewis Anderson Guest
James Prichard Guest
Production team
Anne Miller Producer
Victoria Lloyd Executive Producer
Andrew Smilie Editor
Mike Turner Researcher
Emily Jupitus Researcher
Mike Shephard (as Mike Shepherd) Researcher
Lydia Mizon Researcher

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