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 7, Episode 1 - Meeting Thirty-Seven

Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his new curator Phill Jupitus open up the Museum's seventh gallery. Donating the first exhibits are It Is Rocket Science's Helen Keen; the internet entrepreneur and founder of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales; and Ig Nobel Prize winning curator of the Natural History Museum of Rotterdam Kees Moeliker.

Further details

Jimmy Wales, the creator of Wikipedia, the largest reference work in the world, donates a mobile phone, brought in Kenya in the year 2019 for just £10. It would be a smartphone that would cause a revolution in the whole country.

Helen Keen, comedian and star of BBC Radio 4's It Is Rocket Science and the host of the Large Hadron Collider's first comedy gig, offers the Museum a crater on the dark side of the moon named John Whiteside "Jack" Parsons: brillant rocket scienist and devil worshipper.

Kees Moeliker, the curator of the Natural History Museum of Rotterdam, and winner of the Ig Nobel Prize for uncovering the homosexual necrophilic habits of mallards, provides a single pubic louse, because they are on the decline due to people shaving their pubic hair.

Broadcast details

Monday 6th October 2014
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
John Lloyd Host / Presenter
Phill Jupitus Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Helen Keen Guest
Jimmy Wales Guest
Kees Moeliker Guest
Production team
Richard Turner Producer
Dan Schreiber Producer

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