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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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Donations this week come from evolutionary anthropologist Prof. Volker Sommer, singer and pianist Amanda Palmer and comedian, steampunk guitarist and occult transvestite Andrew O'Neill.

Further details

Andrew O'Neill, probably the world's only post-modern, anarchist, crossdressing, vegan, occult stand-up comedian, as well as lead guitarist for steampunk band The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, donates to the Museum a third class ticket to the London Necropolis Railway, a train system create to remove Victorian London's overflowing number of corpses.

Amanda Palmer, singer and pianist for Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra, who tends to perform tiny gigs and stay overnight in the houses of her fans, gives the Museum a living statue - one of the most cut-throat freelance jobs in the world.

Evolutionary anthropologist Prof. Volker Sommer, a champion of the rights of apes to be given the same rights as humans, provides the Museum with a dozen defecated ant heads. Having ate these disgusting ants to see why they apes do eat them too, Sommer has come to the conclusion that apes are religious.

Broadcast details

Monday 7th October 2013
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    John Lloyd Host / Presenter
    Humphrey Ker Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Andrew O'Neill Guest
    Amanda Palmer Guest
    Volker Sommer Guest
    Production team
    Richard Turner Producer
    Dan Schreiber Producer
    James Harkin Researcher
    Stevyn Colgan Researcher

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