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The Museum Of Curiosity

BBC Radio 4 panel show where guest 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 2, Episode 1 - Meeting Seven

This week's steering committee are musician Brian Eno, co-founder of Viz Chris Donald and host of Genius Dave Gorman. Donations include "the urge to press red buttons that you know you shouldn't press".

Further details

Chris Donald, the co-creator of Viz magazine, attempts to show how interesting and curious trainspotting really is by donating a British Railways bridge plate and explaining its unusual origins.

Brian Eno, most famous for his work with Roxy Music, donates Grímsvötn, a large active volcano in Iceland which provides most of the power in the country, and talks about how such energy is being developed in Britain.

The comedian Dave Gorman donates that urge that everyone gets to press red buttons that you know you shouldn't press, explaining his own feelings seeing them on disabled toilets.


The full episode title is "Meeting Seven - Rooms 44-46: Northeastern Railway Bridge Plate No. 45, Grímsvötn (An Icelandic Volcano) & The Urge To Press Red Buttons That You Shouldn't".

Broadcast details

Monday 4th May 2009
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    John Lloyd Host / Presenter
    Sean Lock Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Dave Gorman Guest
    Brian Eno Guest
    Chris Donald Guest
    Production team
    Richard Turner Producer
    Dan Schreiber Producer
    James Harkin Researcher
    Molly Oldfield Researcher

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