UK Charlie Pryde

Charlie Pryde leaves with £16,000

Charlie Pryde, from East Lothian, Scotland, was a contestant on the show on November 17, 1999 (in both the first and second part of the episode). He walked away with £16,000. With his winnings, the series passed the £1,000,000 mark.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the earliest in the year, put these saints' days in order.
• A: Saint Patrick's Day • B: Saint David's Day
• C: Saint George's Day • D: Saint Andrew's Day

From the 9 contestants, 2 got it right, but Charlie (with a time of 6.60 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-A-C-D, making it into the Hot Seat.

Charlie's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these board games involves buying properties for fake money?
• A: Cluedo • B: Monopoly
• C: Backgammon • D: Chess

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which actress is married to Tom Cruise?
• A: Nicole Kidman • B: Sandra Bullock
• C: Gwyneth Platrow • D: Julia Roberts

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
In the Bible, who was the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus?
• A: Jacob • B: John
• C: Joseph • D: Joshua

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the name of the governing body of ancient Rome?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Parliament - 7% • B: Kremlin - 4%
• C: Senate - 86% • D: Pentagon - 3%

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which brand of science is concerned with the stars, plaents and the universe?
• A: Meteorology • B: Petrology
• C: Geology • D: Astronomy

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
A rose is not only a flower, it is also a part of which garden implement?
• A: Rake • B: Riddle
• C: Watering can • D: Secateurs

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which warm Pacific ocean current is an abnormal phenomenon that seriously affects the world's weather?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Alto mar Pacifico • B: California current
• C: El Niño • D: Equatorial current
The klaxon called time, and Charlie would return on £4,000 with only 1 lifeline still available

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which Shakespeare play features the Montague and Capulet families?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Macbeth • B: Romeo and Juliet
• C: Twelfth Night • D: King Lear
Charlie didn't know, so he decided to phone his friend Chris, who said it was B inmediately. He went with him, and won £8,000

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
In which sport are the winners of the World Cup presented with the William Webb Ellis Trophy?
• A: Cricket • B: Football
• C: Rugby union • D: Tennis

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these Hollywood actors was formerly Mayor of Carmel in California?
• A: Ronald Reagan • B: Warren Beatty
• C: Robert Redford • D: Clint Eastwood
Charlie didn't know, so he decided to walk away with £16,000. The correct answer was D: Clint Eastwood

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