Craig McFarlane, an RAF Mechanic from North Yorkshire, was a contestant on series 17 of the UK version of the show on April 14th, 2005. He walked away with £8,000, after walking away on his £16,000 question.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting at the top, put these parts of a wine bottle in order.
• A: Neck • B: Base
• C: Lip • D: Shoulder

From the 10 starting contestants, 5 got it right, but Craig (with a time of 3.04 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-A-D-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Craig's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
A very eccentric person is often described as being 'nutty as a ...' what?
• A: Flapjack • B: Fig roll
• C: Fruitcake • D: Fondant fancy

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
The temperature at which a liquid becomes a solid when cooled is known as 'freezing ...' what?
• A: Point • B: Spot
• C: Place • D: Site

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What name is given to the passageway between shelves in a supermarket?
• A: Nave • B: Chancel
• C: Transept • D: Aisle

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which item of sporting equipment has a part sometimes known as a 'blade'?
• A: Shuttlecock • B: Oar
• C: Football boot • D: Cricket stump

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the nationality of Joan of Arc?
• A: British • B: French
• C: Swiss • D: Polish

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which actress's engagement to Jude Law was announced in 2005?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Brittany Murphy - 3% • B: Sienna Miller - 78%
• C: Scarlett Johansson - 11% • D: Keira Knightley - 8%
Craig hasn't got the faintest idea, and hopes the audience will know. They do, and win him £2,000.

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
The popular dessert Key Lime pie is originally from which US state?
• A: Florida • B: Iowa
• C: Kansas • D: Missouri
Chris takes an ad break before the answer is revealed.

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which Latin phrase means 'go with me'?
'Phone-A-Friend' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: Carpe diem • B: Nil desperandum
• C: Caveat emptor • D: Vade mecum
Craig has no clue at all, so decides to phone his friend Chris, in Scotland. Chris rules out both A and B, but doesn't know which of the other two options it could be. Craig then goes 50:50, leaving A and D, and Chris ruled A out. Craig goes with D, which wins him £8,000.

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
In which country was the shoe designer Manolo Blahnik born?
• A: Tunisia • B: Greece
• C: Lebanon • D: Spain
Craig has no idea, and says he is not going to risk eight grand, so walks away. Chris Tarrant calls for the Text Game to be played. The correct answer was D: Spain.


Preceded by
UK Contestant (Series 17)
Craig McFarlane
Succeeded by
Greg Condry