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The Museum Of Curiosity

BBC Radio 4 panel show where guest donate to a virtual museum. 85 episodes (pilot + 14 series), 2007 - 2019. Stars John Lloyd, Bill Bailey, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and others.

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Gallery 5, Episode 1 - Meeting Twenty-Five

New curator Jimmy Carr joins John Lloyd (Professor of Ignorance at the University of Buckingham) as The Museum of Curiosity opens its fifth gallery. This week's donations come from dipteroligist (fly expert) Erica McAlister, rheumatologist Jan Bondeson and pub landlord Al Murray.

Further details

Dr. Erica McAlister, the woman is amongst other things in charge of the world's largest collection of dead flies, donates a dung pat to The Museum of Curiosity. It turns out that "poo is very selective" in terms of what insects it attracts.

The comedian, history fan and "pub landlord" Al Murray gives to the Museum a real and a metaphorical travellator, which he claims respents just about all aspects of humanity, good and bad, and the law of unintended consequences.

Rheumatologist and fan of the eccentric Jan Bondeson offers the Professor and Jimmy a security coffin, a coffin which allows you to easily escape from it if it turns out you are not actually dead.

Broadcast details

Monday 1st October 2012
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    John Lloyd Host / Presenter
    Jimmy Carr Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Erica McAlister Guest
    Al Murray Guest
    Jan Bondeson Guest
    Production team
    Richard Turner Producer
    Dan Schreiber Producer
    James Harkin Researcher
    Stevyn Colgan Researcher

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