Dave Chapman, a warehouse supervisor from Leeds, West Yorkshire, was a contestant on series 8 of the UK version of the show on 18 November, 2000. He walked away with £16,000.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Put these books of the Bible in alphabetical order.
• A: Exodus • B: Ecclesiastes
• C: Esther • D: Ezra

From the 9 remaining contestants, 4 got it right, but Dave (with a time of 9.50 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-C-A-D, making it into the Hot Seat.

Dave's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these was a successful US composer?
• A: Rock Carrier • B: Cole Porter
• C: Clay Mover • D: Brick Shifter

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which breakfast item is a slang term for a prison sentence?
• A: Marmalade • B: Porridge
• C: Cornflakes • D: Hash browns

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is an inflamed swelling on the skin?
• A: Grill • B: Roast
• C: Bake • D: Boil

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which part of the body shares its name with a type of orange?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Septum - 24% • B: Navel - 62%
• C: Pelvis - 3% • D: Bicep - 11%

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a not a sparkling wine?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Asti spumante • B: Cava
• C: Champagne • D: Rioja
Dave did not know, so he decided to call his friend Sue, who said Rioja was not a sparkling wine. He decided to go with her and won £1,000.

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the first name taken by the playwright Williams, who wrote 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'?
• A: Alabama • B: Mississippi
• C: Nevada • D: Tennessee

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
The Dalai Lama is a leader of which religion?
• A: Islam • B: Hinduism
• C: Buddhism • D: Christianity

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these words is most associated with the Greek scientist Archimedes?
• A: Hoi polloi • B: Omega
• C: Eureka • D: Olympia

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
The novel 'The Day of the Jackal' features a plot to kill which political leader?
• A: Colonel Gaddafi • B: John F.Kennedy
• C: Menachem Begin • D: Charles de Gaulle

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which composer's orchestral music includes six Brandenburg Concertos?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Beethoven • B: Berlioz
• C: Brahms • D: Bach
Dave decided to use his 50:50, eliminating B and C. He thought it was Bach, but was not sure enough to risk dropping back to £1,000, so he decided to walk away with £16,000. The correct answer was D: Bach.


  • Dave was the last person that played the game prior to the show giving away one million pounds to a contestant, which was Judith Keppel.


Preceded by
Paulette Newby
UK Contestant (Series 8)
Dave Chapman
Succeeded by
Judith Keppel