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.

Gallery 16 commissioned.

Gallery 6, Episode 6 - Meeting Thirty-Six

For the final meeting of Gallery Six, John and Humphrey are joined by the comedian and professional quizzer Paul Sinha, space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock, and the recently departed broadcaster Sir David Frost.

Further details

Paul Sinha, the 28th best quizzer in the world, stand-up comedian, GP and "The Sinner-Man" from The Chase donates to the Museum the mantelpiece belonging to the cricketer, footballer, former world long jump record holder and diplomat C.B. Fry, which he was able to jump onto backwards.

Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock, a British space scientist, a research fellow at University College London, and a woman who is currently designing the replacement for the Hubble Space Telescope provides The Museum of Curiosity with the Prospero satellite, the only British satellite sent up in as part of a British rocket programme which Maggie now wants to return to Earth.

Sir David Frost, one of the world's most successful broadcasters, ranging from satire like That Was The Week That Was and interviews with eight British Prime Ministers offers the Museum with his famous Nixon interviews which featured much historical information. Before each interview Nixon wanted five minutes of small talk, even though he could not do small talk.


The programme is dedicated to the memory of Sir David Frost. It was the last recording he ever made.

Broadcast details

Monday 4th November 2013
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
John Lloyd Host / Presenter
Humphrey Ker Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Paul Sinha Guest
Maggie Aderin-Pocock Guest
David Frost Guest
Production team
Richard Turner Producer
Dan Schreiber Producer

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