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 10, Episode 1 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra tomorrow at 4pm.

Annual Stock Take - Meeting Eighty: Annual Stock Take

Professor of Ignorance, John Lloyd is joined by four of the Museum's past curators Jo Brand, Jimmy Carr, Lee Mack and Sally Phillips as they conduct the first Annual Stock Take of their vast imaginary museum.

Further details

The Museum Of Curiosity. Image shows from L to R: John Lloyd, Jo Brand, Sally Phillips, Jimmy Carr, Lee Mack. Copyright: BBC.

Each of the four curators adds another item to their gallery.

Lee Mack brings in boredom, because we now have so much stuff to keep us entertained we no longer daydream and that hampers our imaginations.

Sally Philips donates things that are so mediocre that they won't be remembered otherwise. She would also like to celebrate the attempt to make these mediocre things. Examples include poor quality drawings of the panel found online.

Jo Brand offers up the smell of an estate agent, to go with the smell of coffee which is also in her gallery. This is connected to people's efforts to make ourselves seem better than we actually are.

Jimmy Carr provides laughter. According to a Now Magazine survey in 2014, Jimmy has the second-most annoying laugh. First on the list was Cameron Diaz.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 25th December 2018
BBC Radio 4
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
John Lloyd Host / Presenter
Jimmy Carr Host / Presenter
Jo Brand Host / Presenter
Sally Phillips Host / Presenter
Lee Mack Host / Presenter
Production team
Richard Turner Producer
Anne Miller Producer

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