Kathy Burke was deeply touched to witness the defiant spirit of Londoners after the bombings in the English capital earlier this month (07JUL05).

The Nil By Mouth actress, born and bred in the metropolis, believes many people survived the blasts because of the distinct lack of panic in the city.

She says, "I don't know whether it was just a reaction because we're very used to a terrorism thing.

"I don't know whether it's just a calmness thing. Someone said that a lot of people were killed in Madrid because of the panic and a lot of lives were saved here because of the lack of panic.

"I was very moved by that - when I heard how calm people had been, people just looking out for each other."

22/07/2005 07:24