The Museum Of Curiosity. John Lloyd. Copyright: BBC.

The Museum Of Curiosity

BBC Radio 4 panel show where guests donate to a virtual museum. 91 episodes (pilot + 15 series), 2007 - 2020. Stars John Lloyd, Bill Bailey, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and others.

Gallery 16 commissioned..

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.

Notes

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

Date
Monday 8th June 2009
Time
6:30pm
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Length
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
Paywall

Supporters and subscribers get more

Additional content and tools are available across the site for Supporters and BCG Pro subscribers. On this page you can:

  • Broadcast details of 9 further repeats of this episode
  • BCG Pro business users can see additional crew credits  
    If you join BCG Pro business, you can see Researcher credits for this episode.

Donate (for fans) BCG Pro

Already a donor or Pro user?