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The Museum Of Curiosity

BBC Radio 4 panel show where guest donate to a virtual museum. 80 episodes (pilot + 13 series), 2007 - 2018. Stars John Lloyd, Bill Bailey, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and others.

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Gallery 7, Episode 6 - Meeting Forty-Two

For the last meeting of Gallery 7 John and Phill are joined by comic musician Neil Innes, urban explorer Dr. Bardley Garrett and anthropologist Isabel Behncke Izquierdo.

Further details

Neil Innes, one of the members of The Rutles, the third member of the surreal psychedelic jazz pop fusion combo the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band; consider by some as the seventh member of the Monty Python team; and according to Mitch Benn the 33rd member of the Beatles, donates to The Museum of Curiosity the Institute of Cognitive, which would cover things like drunk-driving, mutually assured destruction and building houses on floodplains.

Dr. Bradley Garrett, a writer, photographer, urban explorer and researcher at Oxford University, and probably the only academic who has been seen hanging onto a crane at the top of the Shard, being arrested on the tarmac at Heathrow for criminal damage, hung a 50ft long scarf around the Angel of the North, and trespassing on private property over 300 times in more than eight countries, gives the hidden rivers of London, like the Fleet, the Tyburn, the Westbourne, and many modern sewers.

Dr. Isabel Behncke Izquierdo, a scientist who grew up in the wild mountains of Chile, doctor of cognitive and evolutionary anthropology, and who has studied neuroscience, music, primatology, poetry, ethnology, complexity theory, behavioural ecology and hobbits offers a laughing tree. This a tree with bonobo apes that were seemingly laughing. To Isabel, it was if the tree itself were laughing.

Broadcast details

Monday 10th November 2014
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    John Lloyd Host / Presenter
    Phill Jupitus Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Neil Innes Guest
    Bradley Garrett Guest
    Isabel Behncke Izquierdo Guest
    Production team
    Richard Turner Producer
    Dan Schreiber Producer

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