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Charles Dickson, a financial advisor from Hindhead, Surrey, was a contestant on series 19 of the UK version of the show on 11, 18 March, 2006. He walked away with £250,000.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Put these famous soldiers in the order they were born.
• A: Duke of Wellington • B: William Wallace
• C: Field Marshal Montgomery • D: Oliver Cromwell

From the 9 remaining contestants, 4 got it right, but Charles (with a time of 3.94 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-D-A-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Charles's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What sign is often seen on the outside of a hotel bedroom door?
• A: Public Footpath • B: Do Not Disturb
• C: Reduce Speed Now • D: Heavy Plant Crossing

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name for the cosmetic worn on the eyelids?
• A: Eye dusk • B: Eye gloom
• C: Eye shadow • D: Eye cloud

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
If you regain strength and energy for a short time, you are said to recharge your … what?
• A: Wires • B: Plugs
• C: Cables • D: Batteries

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a type of tyre?
• A: Retread • B: Rewalk
• C: Restep • D: Restamp

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which comedian is famous for his squeaky voice?
• A: Jim Bowen • B: Joe Pasquale
• C: Al Murray • D: Jimmy Carr

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these languages is normally used to classify animals and plants?
• A: German • B: Latin
• C: French • D: Dutch

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which famous double act appeared in the 1935 film 'Top Hat'?
• A: Bob Hope & Bing Crosby • B: Alan Ladd & Veronica Lake
• C: Ginger Rogers & Fred Astaire • D: Roy Rogers & Trigger

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which name was adopted by the singer Madonna in 2004?
'Ask The Audience' lifeline used
• A: Esther • B: Judith
• C: Rachel • D: Jezebel
Ask the Audience Results: A: 69% • B: 13% • C: 6% • D: 12%

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Jackie, the magazine for girls, was named after which author?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Jackie Collins • B: J.K. Rowling
• C: Jacqueline Wilson • D: Jack Higgins

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Celta Vigo is a football club from which country?
'Phone-A-Friend' lifeline used
• A: Spain • B: Italy
• C: Denmark • D: Belgium
Charles was not into football as he was into rugby, so he decided to call his friend and teacher Pete, who was 50% sure it was Italy, but also thought Spain could be an option. After some heavy thinking, he decided to go with Spain, and won £32,000.

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Who married actor Alfred Molina?
• A: Jill Gascoine • B: Gwen Taylor
• C: Wendy Craig • D: Susan Hampshire

£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
In which country is the world's highest road bridge, opened in 2004?
• A: Switzerland • B: France
• C: Spain • D: Italy

£250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
Who came to the throne of Norway in 1991?
• A: Harald • B: Nils
• C: Knut • D: Lars
The klaxon called time and Charles would return on £250,000 with no lifelines available.

£500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the title of Gilbert and Sullivan's last work together?
• A: Utopia Limited • B: Iolanthe
• C: The Grand Duke • D: Patience
Charles had a sneaking suspicion on the correct answer, The Grand Duke, but was not 100% sure. But as he was not 110% sure (the threshold he himself set), he decided to walk away with £250,000. The correct answer was indeed C: The Grand Duke.



Preceded by
Paul Roe
UK Contestant (Series 19)
Charles Dickson
Succeeded by
Mike Reeves

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