Close-Up: The hot seat - Saul Dibb, Home Corp

Name: Saul Dibb

Job: Director, Home Corp (director of Bullet Boy and The Duchess)

- You've got five hours left before the world explodes. What do you do?

Throw a disco with my family and friends.

- What's your best joke?

What's yellow and dangerous? Shark-infested custard (well, it's my son's best joke).

- What's your biggest fear?

Being burned alive. Being buried alive. Being eaten alive. Heights. Spiders. The list goes on.

- When did you last cry and why?

Giving a speech at my mum's 70th birthday.

- Who is your hero?

After trying to get an autograph from Geoffrey Boycott as a kid, I vowed never to have another hero. They nearly always let you down when you actually meet them.

- Name one thing about yourself that few people know.

I seem laid back but I'm actually quite uptight.

- What's the worst thing about your job?

That if you make a mistake, everybody gets to see it.

- What do you see when you look in the mirror?

A distant relation of Herman Munster.

- Which historical figure do you most identify with and why?

Absolutely nobody.

- If you had a trained monkey, what would you make it do?

Direct brilliant films in secret - then give them to me to take the credit.

- If your office was burning down, what object would you save and why?

My office is at home and currently doubles as my third son's bedroom - so it would have to be him.

- Are you happy?

Mostly.

- What's your most evocative childhood memory?

Playing football with my brother in his Leeds United tracksuit.

- What do you wear in bed?

Who cares?

- What belief do you hold most strongly?

That most people want to be good.

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