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Calum Davidson leaves with £16,000

Calum Davidson, from Perth, Scotland, was a contestant on the show on November 5-6, 1999. He walked away with £16,000.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the earliest, put the names of the spouses of these prime ministers in the order they occupied 10 Downing Street.
• A: Denis Thatcher • B: Clementine Churchill
• C: Mary Wilson • D: Norma Major

From the 9 contestants, 7 got it right, but Calum (with a time of 6.52 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-C-A-D, making it into the Hot Seat.

Calum's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What do giant pandas mainly eat?
• A: Bamboo shoots • B: Prawn crackers
• C: Egg fried rice • D: Portion of number 28

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Of which country was Charles de Gaulle a famous leader?
• A: Canada • B: France
• C: Spain • D: USA

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the highest scoring ball on a snooker table?
• A: Green • B: Yellow
• C: Pink • D: Black

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
In 'Coronation Street', what is the name of Jack Duckworth's wife?
• A: Rita • B: Emily
• C: Betty • D: Vera

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
In which profession are 'habeas corpus', 'affidavit' and 'subpoena' everyday words?
• A: Medical • B: Teaching
• C: Legal • D: Politics

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Of which film series is the character John McClane the hero?
• A: Lethal Weapon • B: Highlander
• C: Die Hard • D: Halloween

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which English county was traditionally divided into Ridings?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Lancashire - 6% • B: Cumbria - 5%
• C: Chesire - 6% • D: Yorkshire - 83%
The klaxon called time on £4,000 and Calum would return next evening with 2 lifelines still available.

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which performer had a backing group called 'The Crickets'?
• A: Eddie Cochran • B: Bill Haley
• C: Billy J. Kramer • D: Buddy Holly

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
The world's first passenger railway ran between Stockton and which other town?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Hartlepool • B: Carlisle
• C: Scarborough • D: Darlington
Calum didn't know, so he phoned his friend Graham, who was 100% it was Darlington. He went with it, and won £16,000.

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Edward Kennedy is a senator for which state?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: New Hampshire • B: Maryland
• C: Vermont • D: Massachusetts
Calum was unsure, so he took 50:50, which left him with A and D. He was leaning towards Massachusetts, but, lifeline-less, he decided to walk away with £16,000. The correct answer was actually D: Massachusetts.

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