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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 6 - Meeting Twelve

With writer and critic Clive James, fantasy author Philip Pullman and musical comedian Tim Minchin.

Further details

The critic, writer and poet Clive James gives to the Museum a P-51 Mustang, an American aeroplane which helped to win World War II. Clive also demonstrates his vast knowledge of war planes.

The Australian musical comedian Tim Minchin donates the notion of tempting fate and which leads to a look at all those strange superstitions we still believe in.

Philip Pullman, the author of the His Dark Materials series, gives to museum a collection of inventions that are now used for things that they were not designed for, such as nitroglycerine, the "@" symbol and the human appendix.


The full episode title is "Meeting Twelve - Rooms 7-9: A P-51 Mustang, Tempting Fate & Inventions Being Used For Things They Were Not Designed For".

Broadcast details

Monday 8th June 2009
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    John Lloyd Host / Presenter
    Sean Lock Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Clive James Guest
    Tim Minchin Guest
    Philip Pullman Guest
    Production team
    Richard Turner Producer
    Dan Schreiber Producer
    James Harkin Researcher
    Molly Oldfield Researcher

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