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Barry Simmons is a former IT systems developer, professional quiz player and now an Egghead. He got into the hot seat on 5th February 2005 after one failed attempt in March 2004 and another one in April 2004 which, by coincidence, was the same episode in which Pat Gibson won £1,000,000. He won a total of £64,000 in prize money.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First
Put these landmark buildings and structures in the order they were built.
• A: Westminster Abbey • B: Great Pyramid
• C: London Eye • D: Eiffel Tower
7 of the 10 contestants got it right, but Barry was the fastest answering B-A-D-C in a time of 3.29 seconds, making it into the Hot Seat.

Barry's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a popular tinned snack food, often served on toast?
• A: Boiled Broccoli • B: Braised Brussel Sprouts
• C: Baked Beans • D: Broiled Bamboo Shoots
£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What does chopping onions often make one do?
• A: Faint • B: Laugh
• C: Cry • D: Sleep
£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these words is often used to describe the top of someone's head?
• A: Sceptre • B: Crown
• C: Cravat • D: Pendant
£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is given to a senior cabinet minister?
• A: Lord Privy Deal • B: Lord Privy Meal
• C: Lord Privy Seal • D: Lord Privy Real
£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which TV couple famously launched a book club in 2004?
• A: Skinner and Baddiel • B: Richard and Judy
• C: Dick and Dom • D: Des and Mel
£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the main religion in South America?
• A: Buddhism • B: Hinduism
• C: Christianity • D: Judaism
£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Who is famous for her 'Complete Hip and Thigh Diet'?
• A: Delia Smith • B: Rosemary Conley
• C: Geri Halliwell • D: Nigella Lawson
£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these animals has antlers?
• A: Walrus • B: Wapiti
• C: Wolf • D: Wombat
£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What kind of pastry is used to make the cream dessert 'millefeuille'?
'Ask The Audience' and 'Phone-A-Friend' lifelines used
• A: Filo • B: Puff
• C: Choux • D: Suet
Ask the Audience Results: A: 38% • B: 48% • C: 14% • D: 0%
Barry was torn between A and B so he asked the audience who were also torn between A and B, so he phoned a friend and former successful contestant Mark Kerr, who won £250,000 in January 2004 and who was also Pat Gibson's million pound Phone A Friend, who was 90% sure it was Puff.
£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Kevin Rowland was the vocalist with which 1980's band?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Madness • B: Dexy's Midnight Runners
• C: The Specials • D: Bad Manners
£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Who wrote the novel 'One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest'?
• A: Ken Loach • B: Ken Kesey
• C: Kenneth Grahame • D: Kenneth Robinson
£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the Channel Islands has a hereditary overlord known as the 'Seigneur'?
• A: Jersey • B: Guernsey
• C: Alderney • D: Sark
Barry really couldn't take a guess on this one and left with £64,000. The correct answer was D: Sark.

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