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Episode 2

John Lloyd and Jo Brand welcome comedian Lucy Porter, etymologist Mark Forsyth and advertising legend Dave Trott. From 2017.

The Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his curator Jo Brand welcome the feel-good writer and comedian, Lucy Porter; the etymologist, self-proclaimed pedant and "Inky Fool" Mark Forsyth; and the lipsmackin' thirstquenchin' acetastin' motivatin' goodbuzzin' cooltalkin' highwalkin' fastlivin' evergivin' coolfizzin' advertising creative legend, Dave Trott.

The Museum's Guest Committee stretch their minds over the subject of Lycra, revive an old word for a printer's day off; and explore the surprisingly recent cultural heritage of the Ploughman's Lunch.

The show was researched by Anne Miller of QI and Mike Turner.

The producers were Richard Turner and James Harkin.

The production coordinator was Sophie Richardson.

A BBC Studios Production.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2017.

6 months left to listen

30 minutes

On radio

Tuesday 16:00


Role Contributor
Presenter John Lloyd
Presenter Jo Brand
Interviewed Guest Lucy Porter
Interviewed Guest Mark Forsyth
Interviewed Guest Dave Trott
Producer Richard Turner
Producer James Harkin


  • Mon 16 Jan 2017 18:30
  • Sun 22 Jan 2017 12:04
  • Mon 23 Jan 2017 07:30
  • Mon 23 Jan 2017 17:30
  • Mon 23 Jan 2017 22:00
  • Tue 24 Jan 2017 05:30
  • Tuesday 16:00
  • Wednesday 04:00

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