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  1. The Beatrix Potter Collection The Beatrix Potter Collection
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  2. A Bear Called Paddington A Bear Called Paddington
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  3. Cookie! (Book 3): Cookie and the Most Mysterious Mystery in the World Cookie! (Book 3): Cookie and the Most Mysterious Mystery in the World
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  4. Grimwood: Laugh your head off with the funniest new series of the year, from award-winning Nadia Shi Grimwood: Laugh your head off with the funniest new series of the year, from award-winning Nadia Shi
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  5. A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning
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  6. Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest
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  7. New Kid New Kid
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  8. Cane Warriors Cane Warriors
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  9. When The World Was Ours When The World Was Ours
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  10. Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood
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The Second Book of General Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is (Still) Wrong

The Second Book of General Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is (Still) Wrong

Author: John Lloyd, John Mitchinson Narrator: Julian Elfer Release Date: 01/04/2019

Just when you thought that it was safe to start showing off again, John Lloyd and John Mitchinson are back with another busload of mistakes and misunderstandings. Here is a new collection of simple, perfectly obvious questions you'll be quite certain you know the answers to. Whether it's history, science, sports, geography, literature, language, medicine, the classics, or common wisdom, you'll be astonished to discover that everything you thought you knew is still hopelessly wrong. For example, do you know who made the first airplane flight? How many legs does an octopus have? How much water should you drink every day? What is the chance of tossing a coin and it landing on heads? What happens if you leave a tooth in a glass of Coke overnight? What is house dust mostly made from? What was the first dishwasher built to do? What color are oranges? Who in the world is most likely to kill you? Whatever your answers to the questions above, you can be sure that everything you think you know is wrong. The Second Book of General Ignorance is a must-have for everyone who knows they don't know everything, and an ideal stick with which to beat people who think they do.

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The Museum of Curiosity: Series 9-12: The BBC Radio 4 comedy series

The Museum of Curiosity: Series 9-12: The BBC Radio 4 comedy series

Author: John Lloyd Narrator: Jo Brand, John Lloyd, Noel Fielding, Romesh Ranganathan Release Date: 01/05/2018

Join Professor John Lloyd and Curators Noel Fielding, Jo Brand, Romesh Ranganathan and Sally Phillips as they plunge down the badger hole of ignorance in a search for the universe's most mind-boggling oddnesses.The Museum of Curiosity is BBC Radio 4's monumental comedy edifice, and the only one with gargoyles in the foyer. It allows nothing inside that doesn’t make you scratch your head, stroke your chin or, at the very least, go ‘Hmm’. Fortunately, helping to fill its almost vacant plinths is a gathering of the world’s most original minds. The guests bearing donations to the museum in this collection include Howard Goodall, Corey Taylor, Vic Reeves, Ross Noble, George Monbiot, Lucy Porter, Deborah Frances-White, Stephen K Amos, Konnie Huq, Rory Bremner and Phil Jupitus.

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The Museum of Curiosity: Series 1-4: 24 episodes of the popular BBC Radio 4 comedy panel game

The Museum of Curiosity: Series 1-4: 24 episodes of the popular BBC Radio 4 comedy panel game

Author: Dan Schreiber, John Lloyd, Richard Turner Narrator: , John Lloyd, Various Narrators Release Date: 01/02/2017

The Museum of Curiosity is BBC Radio 4's monumental comedy edifice, and the only one with gargoyles in the foyer. It allows nothing inside that doesn't make you scratch your head, stroke your chin or, at the very least, go 'Hmm'. Fortunately, helping to fill its vacant plinths is a gathering of the world's most original minds. Among the guests bearing donations to the museum in these 25 episodes are Neil Gaiman, Sarah Millican, Clive James, Kate Adie, Sir Terry Pratchett, Ronni Ancona, Jon Ronson, Bettany Hughes, Ben Elton, Francesca Stavrakopoulou, Alain de Botton, Charlotte Uhlenbroek, Alistair Fothergill, Ruth Padel, Jonathan Miller, Lucie Green, Marcus du Sautoy, Sara Wheeler, Brian Eno, Shappi Khorsandi, John Hodgman, Chris Addison, Roger Law, Tim Minchin, Philip Pullman, Richard Wiseman, Victoria Finlay, Simon Singh, Jimmy Carr, Graham Linehan, Sarah Bakewell, Robin Ince, David Eagleman, Natalie Haynes, Brian Blessed, Alan Davies, Gareth Edwards, Martha Reeves, Harry Enfield, Helen Scales, Admiral Alan West & many more. In addition to all the episodes from the first four series, a previously unbroadcast pilot episode, The Professor of Curiosity, is also included. Running time: 12 hours approx.

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The Museum of Curiosity: Series 5-8: The BBC Radio 4 comedy series

The Museum of Curiosity: Series 5-8: The BBC Radio 4 comedy series

Author: John Lloyd Narrator: , Dan Schreiber, John Lloyd, Richard Turner Release Date: 01/02/2017

Join Professor John Lloyd and Curators Jimmy Carr, Humphrey Ker, Phill Jupitus and Sarah Millican as they plunge down the badger hole of ignorance in a search for the universe's most mind-boggling oddnesses. The Museum of Curiosity is BBC Radio 4's monumental comedy edifice, and the only one with gargoyles in the foyer. It allows nothing inside that doesn’t make you scratch your head, stroke your chin or, at the very least, go ‘Hmm’. Fortunately, helping to fill its almost vacant plinths is a gathering of the world’s most original minds. Among the guests bearing donations to the museum in these 25 episodes are Al Murray, Jo Brand, Pamela Stephenson-Connolly, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Sara Pascoe, Mark Watson, Richard Ingrams, Richard Herring, Cleo Rocos, Paul Sinha, David Frost, Richard Osman, Sandi Toksvig, Rich Hall, Clive Anderson, Neil Innes, Ken Dodd, Henry Blofeld, Tim Smit, Rufus Hound, Matt Lucas, Susan Calman & many more. In addition to all the episodes from Series 5-8, the 2015 'Coding Special' is also included. Duration: 12 hours approx

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The Museum Of Curiosity: Series 5: Complete

The Museum Of Curiosity: Series 5: Complete

Author: Dan Schreiber, John Lloyd, Richard Turner Narrator: Jimmy Carr, John Lloyd Release Date: 01/11/2012

The Museum of Curiosity is hosted 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) and the comedian Jimmy Carr. 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. Ever since someone gave the Museum the Big Bang it's been expanding at an alarming rate, and now there's no looking back without the aid of a huge telescope.

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The News Quiz: Series 75 (Complete)

The News Quiz: Series 75 (Complete)

Author: John Lloyd Narrator: Sandi Toksvig, Various Release Date: 01/06/2012

Series 75 of the perennially popular show which takes a satirical look at the week's news, chaired by Sandi Toksvig. The nine episodes include Bills, Blair and Belhadj; Ghettos, Gap Years and the God Particle; Weirdos, War Games and Website Dating; and Conferences, Catfights and Cuts. Among the panellists are Dominic Lawson, Jeremy Hardy, Fred Macaulay, Andy Hamilton, Susan Calman, Marcus Brigstocke, Hugo Rifkind, Julia Hartley-Brewer, Laura Solon, Phill Jupitus, Bob Mills, Sarah Millican, Paul Sinha and Matthew Parris. Reading the news are Rory Morrison, Neil Sleat and Charlotte Green.

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The News Quiz: Series 76 (Complete)

The News Quiz: Series 76 (Complete)

Author: John Lloyd Narrator: Sandi Toksvig, Various Release Date: 01/05/2012

The News Quiz, 'the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio', has been providing headlines and punchlines since it first aired in 1977. Chaired by Sandi Toksvig, this is Series 76 of the show which takes a satirical look at the week's news. These eight episodes from 2011 and 2012 include a festive programme and a special panto programme, Oh No It Isn't, co-written by John Finnemore. Panellists include Alexei Sayle, Susan Calman, Miles Jupp, Jeremy Hardy, Tom Allen, Fred MacAulay, Sue Perkins, Bob Mills, Rebecca Front, Hugo Rifkind, Steve Punt, Roisin Conaty, Mark Steel, Phill Jupitus and Rick Wakeman. Supplying the cuttings and clippings are newsreaders Peter Donaldson, Harriet Cass, Corrie Corfield, Carolyn Brown, Neil Sleat and Rory Morrison.

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The Museum Of Curiosity: Series 4: Complete

The Museum Of Curiosity: Series 4: Complete

Author: Dan Schreiber, Dave Gorman, John Lloyd, Richard Turner Narrator: Dave Gorman, John Lloyd Release Date: 01/05/2012

The Museum of Curiosity is, as ever, hosted by the Professor of Ignorance from the University of Buckingham John Lloyd. For this fourth series, he is joined by the intensely curious comedian Dave Gorman as his Curator. The Museum of Curiosity has a unique method for collecting exhibits. Once a week it welcomes three luminaries from widely different specialist fields and asks them to bring with them their most treasured items to donate. In this series, John and Dave are joined by Jimmy Carr; Francesca Stavrakapoulou; Alex Bellos; Alain de Botton; David Crystal; Gareth Edwards; Harry Enfield; Lucie Green; Natalie Haynes; Roger Highfield; Alex Horne; Robin Ince; Graham Linehan; David McCandless; Helen Scales; Rory Sutherland; Admiral Alan William John West, Baron West of Spithead GCB DSC and Sara Wheeler.

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The Museum Of Curiosity: Series 3: Complete

The Museum Of Curiosity: Series 3: Complete

Prepare to have your synapses twisted into a string theorist's nightmare, as Professor Lloyd and his new curator, the startlingly insightful comedian Jon Richardson, hurriedly throw the dust covers off the Museum's clump of empty plinths for a brand new series of the BBC's most improving comedy panel show. This complete third BBC Radio 4 series features Neil Gaiman, Sarah Millican and fantasy novelist Sir Terry Pratchett, who offers us a Secret and Personal Extra Day of the Week. Shappi Khorsandi somehow finds herself in a position to offer none other than Charlie Chaplin and emergency guest curator Dave Gorman welcomes poet Ruth Padel, 'Madness' frontman Suggs and 'Bo Selecta' comedian Leigh Francis, who offer us the Great Exhibition of 1851, a tiger reserve and some Spider-Mans.

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The Museum Of Curiosity: Series 2: Complete

The Museum Of Curiosity: Series 2: Complete

Author: Dan Schreiber, John Lloyd, Richard Turner Narrator: John Lloyd, Sean Lock Release Date: 01/02/2010

Join Professor John Lloyd and Curator Sean Lock as once again they plunge down the badger hole of ignorance in a search for the universe's most mind-boggling oddnesses. The Museum of Curiosity is BBC Radio 4's monumental comedy edifice, and the only one with gargoyles in the foyer. It allows nothing inside unless it makes you scratch your head, stroke your chin or, at the very least, go 'Hmm'. Secondly, it is almost completely empty. Fortunately, helping to fill its vacant plinths is a gathering of the world's most original minds. So listen in as Brian Eno, Dave Gorman, Chris Addison, Kate Adie, Clive James, Charlotte Uhlenbroek, Tim Minchin, John Hodgman, Simon Singh, Philip Pullman and many more agglutinate an exhibition of the wondrous and impossible that includes an Icelandic volcano, Don Quixote, a chimpanzee rain dance, the Holy Grail, tempting fate, and the urge to press red buttons that you shouldn't. 'Made me bark with laughter' - Radio Times 'If you or I pitched this idea, we'd hardly have time to eat our free BBC biscuits before being shown the door' - Independent

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Hordes of the Things

Hordes of the Things

The kingdom of Albion is under threat from The Evil One. The elves have trusted the kingdom with a mystic device (the number seven) and have entrusted a wizard by the name of Radox The Green to find a hero to save the land, in the shape of Agar Son of Athar. The series consists of four half-hour episodes or ""Chronicles"", originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 from November 25 to December 16, 1980 and was written by Andrew Marshall (2 Point 4 Children) and John Lloyd (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy & QI).

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The Museum Of Curiosity: Series 1

The Museum Of Curiosity: Series 1

Author: Bill Bailey, John Lloyd Narrator: Bill Bailey, John Lloyd Release Date: 01/01/2009

Join Professor John Lloyd and Curator Bill Bailey as they plunge down the badger hole of ignorance in a search for the universe's most mind-boggling oddnesses. The Museum of Curiosity is BBC Radio 4's monumental comedy edifice, and the only one with gargoyles in the foyer. It allows nothing inside unless it makes you scratch your head, stroke your chin or, at the very least, go 'Hmm'. Secondly, it is almost completely empty. Fortunately, helping to fill its vacant plinths is a gathering of the world's most original minds. So listen in as Sean Lock, Brian Blessed, Alastair Fothergill, Ben Elton, Fran Beauman, John Gribbin, Alan Davies, Ronald Hutton, Jonathan Miller, Victoria Finlay, Arthur Smith, Richard Fortey and many more agglutinate an exhibition of the wondrous and impossible that includes the beginning of the universe, the entire Battle of Waterloo, the real Father Christmas and a quite interesting, relatively new way of knotting a scarf. 'Like a headmaster who, having been locked up in a lunatic asylum, has clambered over the wall and set up a rival establishment down the road... The whole thing works beautifully' - Philip Pullman 'If you or I pitched this idea, we'd hardly have time to eat our free BBC biscuits before being shown the door' - Independent

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