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Hound, Vickers, Smit

John Lloyd and Sarah Millican are joined by Argumental comedian Rufus Hound, founder of the Eden Project Sir Tim Smit and Austria's leading archaeoastronomer Doris Vickers.

This week, the Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his curator Sarah Millican welcome Rufus Hound, the comedian, actor, politician and Strictly Come Dancing winner; Sir Tim Smit, who gave up being a music producer and took up gardening when he found the Lost Gardens of Heligan and founded the Eden Project; and Doris Vickers, a woman from Vienna who studied astronomy but woke up one morning with an overwhelming desire to learn Latin, and who now combines the two disciplines as an archaeoastronomer.

This week, the Museum's guests discuss how people could tell the time at night before the invention of clocks; how politics could be transformed with obligatory wearing of lie-detecting suits; and why going ape in the mirror could help us see what makes us human.

The show was researched by Anne Miller and Stevyn Colgan of QI.

The producers were Richard Turner and James Harkin.

It was a BBC Radio Comedy Production.

30 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter John Lloyd
Presenter Sarah Millican
Interviewed Guest Rufus Hound
Interviewed Guest Tim Smit
Interviewed Guest Doris Vickers
Interviewed Guest Kees Moeliker
Producer Richard Turner
Producer James Harkin

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