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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 - 2019. Stars John Lloyd, Bill Bailey, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and others.

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Gallery 8, Episode 6 - Meeting Forty-Nine

For the final room in Gallery Eight, John Lloyd and Sarah Millican are joined by comedian Susan Calman, explorer and zoologist Lucy Cooke and Factum Arte's Adam Lowe.

Further details

Lucy Cooke, a zoologist and former comedy performer, founder of the Sloth Appreciation Society and self-declared "Amphibian Avenger", offers the Museum a pygmy sloth, which are only found in an island off the coast of Panama that seems to be constantly stoned.

Adam Lowe, artist and innovator, founder of Factum Arte art foundation which among other things helps to renovate art that is in danger of being destroyed with new technology, donates a Lucida 3D laser scanner, a machine that helps to re-create the surface of paintings that an endangered.

Susan Calman, Scottish comedian, an ex-solicitor who previously worked on Death Row cases, a suffer of a fear of raisins (inyaphobia) and collector of thimbles (a digitabulist), provides a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey, because it began as a copy of Twilight fan-fiction, and fan-fiction is something that is mainly dominated by women.


This and episode five were swapped around to avoid Susan Calman's appearance clashing with her appearance on The News Quiz that week.

Broadcast details

Monday 15th February 2016
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    John Lloyd Host / Presenter
    Sarah Millican Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Susan Calman Guest
    Lucy Cooke Guest
    Adam Lowe Guest
    Production team
    Richard Turner Producer
    James Harkin Producer
    Stevyn Colgan Researcher
    Anne Miller Researcher

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