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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 3, Episode 6 - Meeting Eighteen

With neuroscientist David Eagleman, Geordie comedienne Sarah Millican, and fantasy novellist Neil Gaiman.

Further details

The Geordie stand-up comedienne Sarah Millican provides the museum with something that got her through her divorce - pictures of animals wearing clothes. These include a picture of a pig in cow slippers and a dog in a bikini.

American neuroscientist David Eagleman proposes that the museum invents International Ignorance Day to celebrate all the things that as of yet we do not know. We cannot see most of the universe for starts, so there is a lot of missing stuff out there. Sadly, no-one yet knows when International Ignorance Day takes place.

Neil Gaiman, the author of such books as The Sandman and Stardust, gives the museum American comedian Jack Benny's vault. One of the earliest radio comedy shows, Benny created a miserly persona of himself and in his radio show he had a vault which amongst other things was guarded by a polar bear and had a very odd alarm.


The full episode title is "Meeting Eighteen: Pictures Of Animals In Clothes, International Ignorance Day & Jack Benny's Vault".

Broadcast details

Monday 14th June 2010
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    John Lloyd Host / Presenter
    Jon Richardson Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Sarah Millican Guest
    David Eagleman Guest
    Neil Gaiman Guest
    Jack Benny Guest
    Production team
    Richard Turner Producer
    Dan Schreiber Producer
    James Harkin Researcher
    Molly Oldfield Researcher

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