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Ben Bartle was a contestant on the show on November 7, 1999. He walked away with £125,000.

WWTBAM Run Edit

Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the lowest, put these French numbers in numerical order.
• A: Deux • B: Quatre
• C: Un • D: Trois

From the 10 contestants, 4 got it right, but Ben (with a time of 5.07 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-A-D-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Ben's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these names is not in the title of a Shakespeare play?
• A: Hamlet • B: Romeo
• C: Macbeth • D: Darren


£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which English county is closest to France?
• A: Devon • B: Kent
• C: Chesire • D: Norfolk


£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
In which country was the poet Robert Burns born?
• A: England • B: Scotland
• C: Ireland • D: Wales


£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these sauces is traditionally served with beef?
• A: Apple • B: Cranberry
• C: Horseradish • D: Orange


£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which leader was known as 'Il Duce'?
• A: Napoleon • B: Wellington
• C: Mussolini • D: Peter the Great


£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
By what name is the lead singer of rock group U2 popularly known?
• A: Lemmy • B: Bono
• C: Fish • D: Ozzy


£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
In which country was media magnate Rupert Murdoch born?
• A: USA • B: South Africa
• C: Australia • D: Singapore


£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Who became manager of Newcastle United FC in 1999?
• A: Kevin Keegan • B: Kenny Dalglish
• C: Bobby Robson • D: Bryan Robson


£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What type of organism is 'mildew', the disease that attacks plants, paper, wood and fabric?
• A: Fungus • B: Alga
• C: Moss • D: Lichen


£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
In which city is the European Commission based?
• A: Brussels • B: Strasbourg
• C: The Hague • D: Luxembourg


£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
In Judaism, which festival is known as Yom Kippur?
• A: New Year • B: Day of Atonement
• C: Feast of Dedication • D: Passover


£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
For what type of 18th century antique is George Hepplewhite famous?
• A: Jewellery • B: Glassware
• C: Pottery • D: Furniture


£250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these peninsulas is the largest?
'50:50' and 'Phone a Friend' lifelines used
• A: Iberian • B: Alaskan
• C: Scandinavian • D: Arabian
Ben didn't know, so he used his 50:50, which left B and D. Still unsure, he decided to phone Barbara, who said B: Alaskan, but wasn't sure of it; so Ben decided to walk away with £125,000. The correct answer was D: Arabian

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