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Episode 5

John Lloyd and Romesh Ranganathan are joined by costume designer Penny Rose, journalist Francis Wheen and volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer.

This week, the Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his curator, the brilliant Romesh Ranganathan welcome:

A costume designer who has dressed Johnny Depp, Madonna and Tom Cruise, Penny Rose.

Truth seeker, commentator, author, biographer, columnist and Private Eye's Editor, Francis Wheen.


Professor of Volcanology at Cambridge University and author who travels from the Antarctic to darkest North Korea in search of the Hot Stuff, Clive Oppenheimer.

This week, the Museum's Guest Committee offer as exhibits a decorous device for lifting a Victorian lady's skirt, a letter that Karl Marx never wrote and a tin can full of liquid rock.

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

The production coordinator was Tamara Shilham.

The producers were Richard Turner and James Harkin.

It was a BBC Studios production.

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30 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter John Lloyd
Presenter Romesh Ranganathan
Panellist Penny Rose
Panellist Francis Wheen
Panellist Clive Oppenheimer
Producer Richard Turner
Producer James Harkin


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