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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 5 - Meeting Fifty-Four

John Lloyd and Noel Fielding are joined by the romantic and sci-fi author Jenny Colgan, historian Dr. Janina Ramirez and history writer Peter Frankopan.

Further details

Dr. Janina Ramirez, art historian, and author of The Private Lives of the Saints which exams the lives of the early Anglo-Saxon saints, offers Hildegard of Bingen, a 12th century nun and polymath with an in-depth knowledge of just about every subject at the time.

Dr. Peter Frankopan, an expert on the Byzantine Empire, has represented Croatia in cricket, and who has written about the benefits of the Black Death, donates a retro 1970s spice rack, partly because of the importances of spices in British history, even if we don't know exactly use them.

Jenny Colgan, journalist and author, writing romance stories, children's books and sci-fi stories including Doctor Who, gives the Museum Narnia red, a particular shade of red which Jenny accidentally made up.

Broadcast details

Friday 26th August 2016
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

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