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The Museum Of Curiosity

The Museum Of Curiosity

  • Radio panel show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2007 - 2023
  • 106 episodes (17 series)

Radio panel show in which John Lloyd and his curators try to fill up their museum with curious objects. Also features Bill Bailey, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson, Dave Gorman, Jimmy Carr and more.

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Gallery 9, Episode 2 - Meeting Fifty-One

Joining John Lloyd and Noel Fielding this week are comedian Janey Godley, microbiologist Prof. Milton Wainwright and Slipknot singer Corey Taylor.

Further details

Janey Godley, stand-up comic, actor, columnist, broadcaster, blogger, playwright, and ex-pub landlady - a job which is excellent for preparing to deal with hecklers, donates to the Museum some random dogs that wondered the streets in the 1970s, because it is not something you see any more. You just got your dog from the street rather than a kennel.

Prof. Milton Wainwright, a former caterpillar expert who later went on to controversially suggest that microscopic alien lifeforms are constantly raining down on us from space, offers up a shoebox made out of heavy plastic that is used to sample bacteria in the stratosphere. The box contains a CD draw that collects the bacteria, and Wainwright claims that this proves alien lifeforms come from outer space.

Corey Taylor, the front-man of metal bands Slipknot and Stone Sour, Doctor Who guest-star, and author of You're Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look at the Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left, provides a deep-fried wing. In this wing, everything is deep-fried. In his home state of Idaho, Corey used to ate among other things deep-fried butter.

Broadcast details

Friday 5th August 2016
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 6th August 2016 12:30pm Radio 4
Monday 8th August 2016 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 9th August 2016 9:00am Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 23rd June 2020 2:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 24th June 2020 2:00am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

John Lloyd Host / Presenter
Noel Fielding Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Janey Godley Guest
Milton Wainwright Guest
Corey Taylor Guest
Production team
Richard Turner Producer
James Harkin Producer
Anne Miller Researcher
Mike Turner Researcher

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