Gallery 2, Episode 3 - Meeting Nine
The ancient historian Bettany Hughes donates Helen of Troy to the museum, which leads to the subject of the "Millihelen", a unit of measurement which states how much beauty it takes to launch a single ship.
Comedian Chris Addison gives the museum the golf club that astronaut Alan Shepard took to the Moon with him so that he could play while visiting the heavenly body.
Controversial biologist Rupert Sheldrake donates a sheep rolling over a cattle gird as an example of his theory of morphic resonance: the idea that animals on one side of the world learn to do something on the other side within just a few days.
The full episode title is "Meeting Nine - Rooms 73-75: Helen of Troy, Alan Shepard's Six Iron & A Sheep Rolling Over a Cattlegrid".
- Monday 18th May 2009
- BBC Radio 4
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|John Lloyd||Host / Presenter|
|Sean Lock||Host / Presenter|