Firefly director Ben Hill had his crisis training put to the test
in January when his London home and half of his street were
During the refurbishment of his home in Brook Green, builders discovered
an unexploded 250lb bomb under his bedroom.
The bomb squad was called in to take over, leaving Ben to worry about
his home, neighbours and the police and bomb-squad staff.
'It was quite frightening, not least because the builders found it when
they were using pick-axes,' said Ben.
After a nerve-wracking wait in which TV crews gathered (and some Firefly
staff debated whether the event needed PR-ing), it became clear there
was nothing to worry about. The bomb was, in fact, only a German
'propaganda bomb' - not explosive, but intended to create panic in
We don't know about panic, but it was a piece of propaganda that kept
one particular PRO on his toes.