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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Donations to the museum come from astronomer Stuart Clark, horticulturist and former hostage Tom Hart Dyke and comedian Jo Brand.

Further details

Dr. Stuart Clark, an astronomer and heavy metal guitarist in Dr. Stu and the Neutron Stars, donates Kepler's drink dispenser, a model for the solar system which doubled as a drink dispenser in order to please his patron. However when it did not work he discovered that the orbits where elliptical.

Jo Brand, stand-up comedian and for 10 years a psychiatric nurse, donates the concept of childhood, as represented by a poorly knitted jumper, because she thinks it is slowly going away.

Tom Hart Dyke, first cousin of Miranda Hart, great British plant hunter and former hostage, donates Puya raimondii, one of the world's rearest flowers that flowers lives 150 years.

Broadcast details

Monday 8th October 2012
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
John Lloyd Host / Presenter
Jimmy Carr Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Stuart Clark Guest
Jo Brand Guest
Tom Hart Dyke Guest
Production team
Richard Turner Producer
Dan Schreiber Producer

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