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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John Lloyd (Professor of Ignorance at the University of Buckingham) and his new curator Dave Gorman try and fill up their empty fourth gallery with some interesting exhibits. Donations come from stand-up Jimmy Carr, mathematician Alex Bellos and atheist theologian Francesca Stavrakopoulou.

Further details

The theologian Francesca Stavrakopoulou, who in the past has written books about such light hearted subjects as human sacrifice, donates God to the museum, which is odd seeing as how she does not believe in him.

The journalist and mathematician Alex Bellos gives to the museum a Curta calculator, a hand cranked calculating machine which quite literally crunches numbers.

The stand-up comedian Jimmy Carr decided to donate a book containing all the jokes in the world, and we come across the oldest joke known to humankind.

Broadcast details

Monday 3rd October 2011
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
John Lloyd Host / Presenter
Dave Gorman Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Jimmy Carr Guest
Alex Bellos Guest
Francesca Stavrakopoulou Guest
Production team
Richard Turner Producer
Dan Schreiber Producer

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