Barney Perkins, a picture researcher from Clapham, London was a contestant on series 19 of the UK version of the show on 24 June, 2006. He walked away with £1,000 after incorrectly answering his £16,000 question.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the most senior, put these 'Dad's Army' characters in order of their Home Guard military rank.
• A: Jones • B: Mainwaring
• C: Pike • D: Wilson

From the 10 contestants, 6 got it right, but Barney (with a time of 2.36 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answered B-D-A-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Barney's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these phrases refers to a service performed immediately?
• A: While you whistle • B: While you waltz
• C: While you wish • D: While you wait

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What kind of clover is considered lucky?
• A: One-eyed • B: Two-legged
• C: Three-headed • D: Four-leafed

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a section of a waste pipe?
• A: A-bend • B: E-bend
• C: O-bend • D: U-bend

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
In which city are most likely to see a gondolier?
• A: Rome • B: Venice
• C: Vienna • D: Paris

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What number is represented by XVI in Roman numerals?
• A: 13 • B: 14
• C: 15 • D: 16

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
The footballer Shaun Wright-Phillips is the adopted son of which TV star?
• A: Leslie Phillips • B: Sian Phillips
• C: Ian Wright • D: Steve Wright

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
The Saxon market town of Thetford is in which English county?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Cornwall - 4% • B: Norfolk - 82%
• C: Lancashire - 5% • D: Somerset - 9%

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
'What We Did Last Summer' is a DVD featuring a Robbie Williams gig held where?
'Phone-A-Friend' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: Knebworth • B: Royal Albert Hall
• C: Madison Square Garden • D: National Arena
Barney didn't know, so he phoned his friend Mark, who didn't know either. Barney then used his '50:50' lifeline and it left A: Knebworth and B: Royal Albert Hall. Barney said A: Knebworth and won £8,000.

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Who wrote a book called 'The Goldfish Bowl', about life at Number Ten?
• A: Margaret Thatcher • B: Cherie Booth
• C: Norma Major • D: John Major


Preceded by
Colin Chapman
UK Contestant (Series 19)
Barney Perkins
Succeeded by
Dave Clark

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