Andy Martin, an electrical wholesalers assistant manager from Liverpool won £250,000 on November 11th, 2000.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the lowest, put these Scrabble letters in order of their points value.
• A: J • B: K
• C: L • D: M

From the 10 contestants, only Andy got it correct. His time was 6.10 seconds and the correct order was C-D-B-A.

Andy's run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 to 15) - Not Timed
What name is given to the soft cheese produced from skimmed milk curds?
• A: Cottage cheese • B: Penthouse cheese
• C: Caravan cheese • D: Mansion cheese

£200 (2 to 15) - Not Timed
If someone takes the blame for something, what is he said to carry?
• A: The bag • B: The tin
• C: The box • D: The can

£300 (3 to 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a film musical starring Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr?
• A: The Prince and Me • B: The King and I
• C: The Queen and You • D: The Duchess and Him

£500 (4 to 15) - Not Timed
What kind of weapon is a sabre?
• A: Longbow • B: Cannon
• C: Sword • D: Rifle

£1,000 (5 to 15) - Not Timed
What does the letter 'C' stand for in the broadcasting abbreviation BBC?
• A: Collective • B: Council
• C: Corporation • D: Congress

£2,000 (6 to 15) - Not Timed
With which boy band is Stephen Gately associated?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Backstreet Boys • B: Five
• C: Westlife • D: Boyzone
Ask the Audience Results: A: 4% • B: 3% • C: 3% • D: 90%

£4,000 (7 to 15) - Not Timed
In which decade was Tony Blair born?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: 1940s • B: 1950s
• C: 1960s • D: 1970s

£8,000 (8 to 15) - Not Timed
In which classic adventure story does Jim Hawkins appear?
• A: Treasure Island • B: Robinson Crusoe
• C: King Solomon's Mines • D: Kidnapped

£16,000 (9 to 15) - Not Timed
The Huang Ho is the second longest river in China. What is its English name?
• A: Red River • B: Pearl River
• C: Yellow River • D: White River

£32,000 (10 to 15) - Not Timed
What was the name of the character played by Sharon Stone in the 1992 film 'Basic Instinct'?
• A: Beth • B: Hazel
• C: Roxy • D: Catherine

£64,000 (11 to 15) - Not Timed
Which word refers to the breeding grounds of penguins?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Snuggeries • B: Catteries
• C: Coteries • D: Rookeries
Andy didn't know, so he phoned his friend Billy, who said D: Rookeries, but he wasn't very sure. Andy went with this answer and won £64,000.

£125,000 (12 to 15) - Not Timed
Which of these goddesses is from ancient Greek mythology?
• A: Flora • B: Aphrodite
• C: Minerva • D: Venus

£250,000 (13 to 15) - Not Timed
The discovery of what helped archaeologists to decipher hieroglyphics?
• A: Dead Sea Scrolls • B: Elgin Marbles
• C: Venus de Milo • D: Rosetta Stone

£500,000 (14 to 15) - Not Timed
Which of these stars is in the constellation Orion?
• A: Polaris • B: Betelgeuse
• C: Vega • D: Castor
Andy didn't know, so he walked away with £250,000. He said he would said C: Vega had he played the question. The correct answer was B: Betelgeuse.

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