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The Museum Of Curiosity

BBC Radio 4 panel show where guest donate to a virtual museum. 80 episodes (pilot + 13 series), 2007 - 2019. Stars John Lloyd, Bill Bailey, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and others.

Another series is in development.

Gallery 2, Episode 4 - Meeting Ten

With American comedian John Hodgman, naturalist Charlotte Uhlenbroek and psychologist Oliver James.

Further details

Naturalist Charlotte Uhlenbroek chooses to donate to the Museum a chimpanzee rain dance, while also demonstrating her knowledge of chimp language.

American comedian and resident "Expert" on The Daily Show John Hodgman decides to donate something infinitely large - all of the knowledge in the entire world.

Psychologist Oliver James donates the probably bronze name plate belonging to Matt Ridley when he was chairman of Northern Rock, and goes on to explain Britain's current economic mess.


The full episode title is "Meeting Ten - Rooms 50-52: A Chimpanzee Rain Dance, Complete World Knowledge & Matt Ridley's Desk Toblerone".

Broadcast details

Monday 25th May 2009
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    John Lloyd Host / Presenter
    Sean Lock Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Oliver James Guest
    Charlotte Uhlenbroek Guest
    John Hodgman Guest
    Production team
    Richard Turner Producer
    Dan Schreiber Producer
    James Harkin Researcher
    Molly Oldfield Researcher

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