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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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Joining John Lloyd and new curator Sarah Millican this week are comedian Holly Walsh, the author and adventurer David Bramwell and "Freakonomist" Stephen J. Dubner.

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Holly Walsh, a comedian who made her debut on TV at the age of six as a badger enthusiast, and who later appeared on Celebrity Mastermind with her specialist being "badgers", donates to the museum The Vows of the Peacock, a medieval poem which features strange illustrations, including people with fingers up their arseholes, and naked women riding giant phalluses with smiley faces on them.

One-man cottage industry David Bramwell, a man who has met people from all kinds of alternative backgrounds, from anarchist societies to a utopian society in Arizona, offers the part of a time machine, taken from an Italian community the Federation of Damanhur, who made an underground temple.

Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of Freakonomics, who has helped to proved the drunk walking is more dangerous the drunk driving, and who believes we should abolish the penny, gives The Museum of Curiosity a microchip that could be implanted into a brain that could read human thoughts, even though Dubner hates the idea of it.

Broadcast details

Monday 11th January 2016
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    John Lloyd Host / Presenter
    Sarah Millican Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Holly Walsh Guest
    David Bramwell Guest
    Stephen J. Dubner Guest
    Production team
    Richard Turner Producer
    James Harkin Producer
    Molly Oldfield Researcher
    Anne Miller Researcher

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