Dave Crombleholme, from Merseyside, England, was a contestant on the show on November 9, 1999. He walked away with £4,000.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the earliest, put these words in the order they occur in the rhyme 'Ride a Cock-horse'.
• A: Toes • B: Cross
• C: Music • D: Rings

From the 10 contestants, 2 got it right, but David (with a time of 9.26 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-D-A-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Dave's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a nickname of New York City?
• A: Big Apple • B: Big Raspberry
• C: Big Banana • D: Big Melon

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which bird is said to bury its head in the sand?
• A: Kiwi • B: Ostrich
• C: Stork • D: Flamingo

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What name is given to the traditional pirate flag, featuing a skull and crossbones?
• A: Blue Peter • B: Sad Simon
• C: Merry Andrew • D: Jolly Roger

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which surname did the Royal Family adopt in 1917?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Saxe-Coburg - 5% • B: Windsor - 93%
• C: Grosvenor - 1% • D: Hanover - 1%

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
In which sports are sabres and foils used?
• A: Gymnastics • B: Fencing
• C: Archery • D: Diving

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was given the nickname 'The Iron Lady'?
• A: Indira Gandhi • B: Queen Victoria
• C: Margaret Thatcher • D: Catherine the Great

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which character in Sheridan's play 'The Rivals' is famous for her misuse of words?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Madame Défarge • B: Lady Bracknell
• C: Mrs Malaprop • D: Miss Codger
Dave didn't know, so he phoned her friend Helen, who was pretty sure (and certain) of C: Mrs Malaprop. He went with her, and won £4,000.

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which growing organisms produce the phenomenon of a 'fairy ring'?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Creeping buttercups • B: Mushrooms
• C: Couch grasses • D: Wild rose runners
Dave didn't know, so he used his 50:50, which left A and B. Still unsure, he decided to walk away with £4,000. The correct answer was B: Mushrooms

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