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.

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John Lloyd and Sarah Millican are given donations by actor and comic Rufus Hound, creator of the Eden Project Sir Tim Smit, and archaeoastronomer Doris Vickers.

Further details

Dutchman Sir Tim Smit, the man who created the Eden Project and former music producer, donates the New Emperor's new clothes, a set of clothes that when you wear them will change colour whenever you lie. He argues that all politicians should wear them.

Austrian Doris Vickers, an archaeoastronomer who studies the relationship between the stars and the past, and examines the relationship between astronomy and astrology, provides a star clock, a device that tells the time using the stars in the night's sky.

Rufus Hound, comedian, actor, former political candidate, and winner of Strictly Come Dancing, offers The Museum of Curiosity with the monkey mirror, a mirror that reflects our primitive primate self, which will hopefully make us kind be reminding ourselves of the way we used to live.

Broadcast details

Monday 1st February 2016
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
John Lloyd Host / Presenter
Sarah Millican Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Rufus Hound Guest
Tim Smit Guest
Doris Vickers Guest
Production team
Richard Turner Producer
James Harkin Producer

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