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The Museum Of Curiosity
QI's John Lloyd hosts the comedy panel game on BBC Radio 4

The Museum of Curiosity, is a comedy panel game on BBC Radio 4 that was first broadcast on 20 February 2008. It is hosted by John Lloyd (Professor of Ignorance at the University of Buckingham, and later at Southampton Solent University). He acts as the head of the (fictional) titular museum, while a panel of three guests – typically a comedian, an author and an academic – each donate to the museum an ‘object’ that fascinates them. The radio medium ensures that the suggested exhibits can be absolutely anything, limited only by the guests’ imaginations.

Bill Bailey acted as co-host of the programme in the first series, under the title of curator of the museum. Bailey left the show and was replaced by Sean Lock in the second series. Each subsequent series has seen a different comedian take over as the sidekick/curator, with Jon Richardson, Dave Gorman, Jimmy Carr, Humphrey Ker, Phill Jupitus, Sarah Millican, Noel Fielding and Jo Brand assuming the role in the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth series respectively.

The programme has often been compared to the television panel game QI. Both were co-created by Lloyd, several of the Museum's 'curators' and comic guests have appeared regularly on QI, and the QI Elves (QI's research team, who provide host Stephen Fry with live information as required during the programme) provide the research. As a result, some critics consider the radio show to be a spin-off of the TV programme, most reviews of The Museum of Curiosity, however, are positive.

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