Prime Time at the museum 4/3/2015

BBC4 has announced a new museum-based quiz show fronted by Griff Rhys Jones.  Each episode will be based at a different museum, with confirmed locations including the Ashmolean, Foundling, World Museum, Wallace Collection, Fitzwilliam, Museum of London, National Museum Cardiff and National Maritime Museum.   The show will be part treasure hunt through the museums, and partly a playful attempt to confound expert panellists, as well as tell stories and explore unusual objects.  Griff Rhys Jones said “from Roman penknives to Canalettos, from enamelled reliquaries to model boats, we will be looking for connections, testing history, unearthing startling facts and putting real experts on the spot…This is a really exciting series to be involved with - pure joy.”  BBC, Museums Journal