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The Museum Of Curiosity

BBC Radio 4 panel show where guests donate to a virtual museum. 85 episodes (pilot + 14 series), 2007 - 2019. Stars John Lloyd, Bill Bailey, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and others.

Gallery 9, Episode 4 - Meeting Fifty-Three

Offering their donations to John Lloyd and Noel Fielding are the surreal comic Vic Reeves, pheromone expert Tristram Wyatt and historian Kate Williams.

Further details

Dr Tristram Wyatt, Senior Research Associate and Emeritus Fellow at Kellogg College, Oxford, an expert on pheromones, and his TEDx talk on the 'Smelly Mystery of Human Pheromones' has had over a million views, offers up a human pheromone. The problem is that no human pheromones are known to exist yet.

Vic Reeves, one half of Reeves and Mortimer, co-host of Shooting Star, and an expert of pirates, gives an albino lapwing used by Sir Mick Jagger in 1966. Vic doesn't know what Sir Mick used it for.

Kate Williams, professor of history at Reading University, star of comedy shows The Rest is History and Insert Name Here, and co-presenter of Restoration Home, donates to the Museum a Cottingley fairy. These were the famous fake fairies that fooled Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Broadcast details

Friday 19th August 2016
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

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