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The Museum Of Curiosity

BBC Radio 4 panel show where guests 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 2 - Meeting Eight

Comedian Tim Fitzhigham, physicist Simon Singh, and Gavin Pretor-Pinney, author of The Cloudspotter's Guide and co-founder of The Idler donate Don Quixote, a pigeon-spattered telescope and an extremely rare cloud to the museum.

Further details

Gavin Pretor-Pinney, co-founder of The Idler magazine and author of The Cloudspotter's Guide donates a very rare type of cloud to the museum and also discusses the dangers of falling through larger clouds.

Physicist and journalist Simon Singh chooses as his exhibit the Horn Antenna, a radio telescope covered with pigeon droppings which provided the first real evidence of the Big Bang.

Comedian, author and the first man to cross the English Channel in a bath Tim Fitzhigham donates the book Don Quixote to the museum and talks about his own attempts to live like a knight.


The full episode title is "Meeting Eight - Rooms 61-63: A Kelvin-Helmholtz Cloud, The Holmdel Horn Antenna & Don Quixote".

Broadcast details

Monday 11th May 2009
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    John Lloyd Host / Presenter
    Sean Lock Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Simon Singh Guest
    Gavin Pretor-Pinney Guest
    Tim Fitzhigham Guest
    Production team
    Richard Turner Producer
    Dan Schreiber Producer
    James Harkin Researcher
    Molly Oldfield Researcher

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