Derren Brown - Fear and Faith .... And Very Familiar
Anyone watching the Derren Brown special, Fear and Faith on Friday might have recognised the location of the fictitious drugs company, Cicero.
The programme was shot during the August Bank Holiday weekend in the Pfizers building in the Sandwich Discovery Park. Among the actors playing biochemists and technicians in the episode were Dover mother and son Karol and Ben Steele, who can be seen briefly at the start of the episode. In Fear and Faith Brown was studying the placebo effect by giving a sugar pill, named Rumyodin (an anagram of Your Mind), to several groups of volunteers, and telling each it would help with a different problem - from phobias to the desire for cigarettes.
Karol said, "Derren was a lovely man to work with, very funny and friendly. He was happy to chat with the background artistes, many of whom were fans, and to sign autographs. He was particularly pleased to hear that Ben had taken time out from his rehearsals for Toad of Toad Hall to be involved in the programme, and signed Ben's copy of Tricks of the Mind 'To Ben, Good Luck with Mr Toad - that's how I will always remember you!'"
If you missed the Derren Brown episode it is currently online for the next 28 days at http://www.channel4.com/programmes/derren-brown-the-specials/4od#3436648.