In Alan Cumming’s house you’ll find some shelves. Well, lots of shelves in fact. On these shelves are curiosities, rarities and oddities, that Alan has collected throughout his varied and colourful career. In each episode of Alan Cumming’s Shelves, he reaches for one of these items, to tell the story behind it, ruminating on the memories it brings up.
Every episode sees a new guest to join Alan on this trip down memory lane. Hear from Cyndi Lauper about a pair of white gloves, Geri Halliwell about lots (and lots) of Spice Girls merch, and hear from Sir Ian McKellen about a hemp dog collar and a nudist beach… Alan’s life has taken many a twist and turn, and so there will be guests you don’t know yet, but their stories are brilliant.