Chris Curtis, a police officer from Bicester, Oxfordshire, was a contestant on series 21 of the UK version of the show on 14 April, 2007. He walked away with £1,000 after incorrectly answering his £32,000 question.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First
Starting with the earliest, put these literary works in the order they are set historically.
• A: Gone With the Wind • B: Nineteen Eighty-Four
• C: The Iliad • D: The Great Gatsby

From the 10 contestants, 5 got it correct. But Chris, with a time of 3.39 seconds, was the fastest to correctly answer C-A-D-B.

Chris' Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a figure in human form, often displayed in shop windows?
• A: Clot • B: Dummy
• C: Blockhead • D: Chump

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name for the poles attached to the feet, allowing the wearer to walk above the ground?
• A: Gilts • B: Kilts
• C: Stilts • D: Wilts

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What accompanies the word 'tucker' in a phrase which refers to one's best clothes?
• A: Best potty • B: Best rattle
• C: Best bib • D: Best nappy

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a type of tree?
• A: Helicopter • B: Glider
• C: Plane • D: Jet

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
In which of these countries are you most likely to see hot springs, known as geysers?
• A: India • B: Israel
• C: Iceland • D: Italy

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which piece of music would be played first if a British driver won a Formula One race?
• A: Rule Britannia • B: Auld Lang Syne
• C: God Save the Queen • D: Jerusalem

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the name of the organisation which provided entertainment for the troops in World War II?
• A: ENSA • B: ISA

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Christopher Trace was an early presenter of which TV programme?
• A: Blue Peter • B: Panorama
• C: Come Dancing • D: Pot Black

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which is the oldest university in the United States?
'50:50' and 'Phone-A-Friend' lifelines used
• A: Harvard • B: Princeton
• C: William and Mary • D: Yale
Chris first used his '50:50' lifeline, which left A: Harvard and C: William and Mary. Thinking it was A: Harvard, but still not sure, Chris phoned his friend John, who said A: Harvard. Chris went for A: Harvard and won £16,000.

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Who wrote the line "Oh what a tangled web we weave"?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Charles Dickens - 24% • B: Sir Walter Scott - 14%
• C: William Shakespeare - 54% • D: Christopher Marlowe - 8%
Chris didn't know, so he used his Ask the Audience lifeline with the results being 24-14-54-8. Chris went with the most favoured answer C: William Shakespeare, but this was incorrect and he lost £15,000. The correct answer was B: Sir Walter Scott.


Preceded by
Conor Symington
UK Contestant (Series 21)
Chris Curtis
Succeeded by
Mike Hawes