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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 16, Episode 6 - Meeting One Hundred

John Lloyd and Holly Walsh welcome comedian Daliso Chaponda, fire fighter Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton and anaesthetist Dr Kevin Fong.

Further details

Daliso Chaponda, a Zambian-born, Canadian-educated, Malawian comedian - the first comedian to reach the final of Britain's Got Talent, as well as a novelist and a man whose name has 123,488 anagrams, donates a church of laughter. Daliso argues that he found comedy in the same way other people find God.

Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton, a former homeless woman who went on to become a neuroscientist, Chief Fire Officer of the West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, and author of Heat At The Moment, a book about making decisions under pressure, provides a pack of Xoloitzcuintli (Mexican hairless) dogs. These dogs were kept by the Aztecs and Mayans, and one myth about was that were created from a rib of Quetzalcoatl.

Dr Kevin Fong, an anesthetist (we still don't know for certain how these work, but they do and are safe), a flying doctor, and space medicine specialist, who has worked on an experimental space ambulance, gives the sunrise after a night shift. He offers it in tribute to all the NHS teams who have worked during the COVID 19 pandemic.

Broadcast details

Monday 22nd November 2021
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 28th November 2021 12:00pm Radio 4
Monday 29th November 2021 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Monday 29th November 2021 5:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 29th November 2021 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 30th November 2021 5:30am Radio 4 Extra
Friday 12th May 2023 9:00am Radio 4 Extra
Friday 12th May 2023 2:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Friday 12th May 2023 7:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 13th May 2023 5:00am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

John Lloyd Host / Presenter
Holly Walsh Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Daliso Chaponda Guest
Sabrina Cohen-Hatton Guest
Kevin Fong Guest
Production team
Anne Miller Producer
Julia McKenzie Executive Producer
David Thomas Editor
Mike Turner Researcher
Mike Shephard (as Mike Shepherd) Researcher
Lydia Mizon Researcher
Mandy Fenton Researcher

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