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B is for Bauhaus: An A-Z of the Modern World - Episode 5
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First broadcast:
Saturday 26 December 2009

Peter Curran hosts a special travel quiz, in front of an audience in the BBC Radio Theatre. Regular presenters Sandi Toksvig and John McCarthy go head to head, ably assisted by television presenter and osteoarchaeologist Dr Alice Roberts and comedian and playwright Arthur Smith.

They scratch their heads over questions concerning twin screw steamers, charcoal spitting and Uruguayan pie and consider which travel writer carried a leg of mutton on a journey and which one packed treacle biscuits.

  • Peter Curran

    Peter Curran is a radio and television presenter and producer. Peter regularly presents Loose Ends on Radio 4.

    Find out more about Peter Curran
  • Alice Roberts

    Dr Alice Roberts is an osteoarchaeologist and television presenter. Best known for the BBC series Coast, Dr Alice Roberts: Don't Die Young, she has also appeared as an expert osteoarchologist on the Channel 4 television series Time Team and its spin-off show Extreme Archaeology.

    Alice is also a medical doctor and PhD in palaeopathology. In her last television documentary series The Incredible Human Journey, she visited Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and the Americas follow the migration of human beings as they populate the world.

    The Incredible Human Journey
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    ISBN-10: 0747598398
    ISBN-13: 978-0747598398

    Find out more about Alice Roberts
  • Arthur Smith

    Arthur Smith is a comedian, playwright and broadcaster. He is a stand up comic often specialising in compering comedy shows. He’s also written serious drama such as An Evening With Gary Lineker. He also broadcasts regularly on radio and television including Radio 4 programmes like Loose Ends and Arthur Smith’s Balham Bash. Arthur was Excess Baggage’s first presenter. He has recently published his autobiography entitled My Name is Daphne Fairfax.

    My Name is Daphne Fairfax
    (audio book read by the author)
    Random House Audio, May 2009
    ISBN 9781846571794

    Find out more about Arthur Smith


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