The Museum of Curiosity is hosted as ever by the Professor of Ignorance at the University of Buckingham, Professor John Lloyd C.B.E. (of Not The Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image, Blackadder and QI fame). For this fifth series, he is joined by the comedian Jimmy Carr.
Each week, the Museum invites three guests, a mixture of entertaining experts and expert entertainers, to donate one item each to the Museum and explain why it deserves a place in the museum.
This week, John and Jimmy have invited along the Natural History Museum's resident dipterologist (fly expert) Erica McAlister; Consultant Rheumatologist at the Cardiff University School of Medicine Jan Bondeson and the comedian, historian and fictitious Pub Landlord Al Murray.
Guests booked for the rest of the series include:
Astronomer Dr Stuart Clark
Plant-hunter and former hostage Tom Hart Dyke
Comedian, novelist and sitcom writer Jo Brand
Physicist and broadcaster Dr Helen Czerski
Expert on Ancient Mesopotamia Dr Irving Finkel
Comedian Humphrey Ker
Magian/actor/comedian Andy Nyman
Anatomist author and broadcaster Professor Alice Roberts
Ig Nobels Prize founder Marc Abrahams
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin
Comedian Pamela Stephenson
Nobel Physics Laureate Professor Sir Andre Geim.