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

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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Alice Levine and John Lloyd are joined by comedian Josh Widdicombe, mathematician Dr Eugenia Cheng and satirist Ian Hislop - in the Museum's lift.

Further details

Josh Widdicombe, stand-up, podcaster with the 1990s football show Quickly Kevin, star of the sitcom Josh and co-host of The Last Leg, offers the museum Bowerman's Nose, a tor on Dartmoor. The legend of the feature concerns a man who was turned into stone by witches after he knocked over a cauldron.

Dr Eugenia Cheng, a woman who teaches maths to arts students by being scientist-in-residence at the School of Art Institute of Chicago, as well as a pianist, donates an equals sign, or rather the concept behind it. One of the key things is that sign indicates things are both the same but are displayed differently.

Ian Hislop, satirist, editor of Private Eye, documentary-maker, and the only person to have appeared on every episode on Have I Got News For You, provides is print - all of it, including books, magazines, pamphlets and newspapers. He argues that print is alive and that it should be kept going.

Broadcast details

This episode is currently available on BBC Sounds

Monday 28th September 2020
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
John Lloyd Host / Presenter
Alice Levine Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Josh Widdicombe Guest
Eugenia Cheng Guest
Ian Hislop Guest
Production team
Anne Miller Producer
Victoria Lloyd Executive Producer

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