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.

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Gallery 3, Episode 4 - Meeting Sixteen

With geologist Michael Welland, the author Sarah Bakewell and the comedian Simon Evans.

Further details

The geologist Michael Welland provides the museum with a choir of singing sand dunes, which consists of a fast collection of dunes, each playing a different note in the musical scale. No-one knows how it is done, but we do know there are more kinds of life in sand than the rainforest.

Author and historical biographer Sarah Bakewell donates the medallion designed by the 16th century sceptical French writer Michel de Montaigne. This is a medal that he designed to help inspire fellow writers.

Stand-up comedian and former soft porn writer Simon Evans provides the museum with a total eclipse, which is very interesting in that from Earth, the Sun and the Moon look exactly the same size, but it is all a coincidence.


The full episode title is "Meeting Sixteen: Singing Sand Dunes, Michel de Montaigne's Medallion & The Total Eclipse".

Broadcast details

Monday 31st May 2010
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
John Lloyd Host / Presenter
Jon Richardson Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Simon Evans Guest
Sarah Bakewell Guest
Michael Welland Guest
Production team
Richard Turner Producer
Dan Schreiber Producer

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