Dave Ferguson, from Pembrokeshire, Wales, was a contestant on the show on November 6, 1999. He walked away with £64,000.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the earliest, put these notable events of the last fifty years in chronological order.
• A: Decimalisation • B: Elizabeth II's Coronation
• C: Live Aid Concert • D: First man on the moon

From the 9 contestants, 5 got it right, but Dave (with a time of 8.09 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
What was the name of the horse that won the Grand National a record three times?
• A: Red Card • B: Red Rum
• C: Red Carpet • D: Red Herring

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is an essential ingredient of the dish 'toad in the hole'?
• A: Cheese • B: Potatoes
• C: Sausages • D: Toads

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which cathedral is associated with a legendary hunchback?
• A: St Paul's • B: York Minster
• C: Notre Dame • D: Canterbury

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
The tuba belongs to which section of the orchestra?
• A: Woodwind • B: Brass
• C: String • D: Percussion

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Where is the island of Corfu situated?
• A: Black Sea • B: Red Sea
• C: Dead Sea • D: Mediterranean Sea

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Who famously had an affair with Emma, Lady Hamilton?
• A: George IV • B: Charles Dickens
• C: Horatio Nelson • D: Napoleon Bonaparte

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
D'Artagnan is a character in which of these novels?
• A: Crime and Punishment • B: Ivanhoe
• C: King Solomon's Mine • D: The Three Musketeers

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
On which island is there a zoo founded by Gerald Durrell?
• A: Isle of Wight • B: Isle of Man
• C: Jersey • D: Guernsey

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of the coloured part of the eye which surrounds the pupil?
• A: Cornea • B: Iris
• C: Retina • D: Lens

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which actor was married to the actress Joan Plowright?
• A: Alec Guinness • B: Laurence Olivier
• C: John Mills • D: Paul Scofield

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these famous horse races is held at Churchill Downs?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Oaks • B: Kentucky Derby
• C: Melbourne Gold Cup • D: 1,000 Guineas

£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Pomology is the name for the science and study of growing what?
'Phone a Friend' and 'Ask the Audience' lifelines used
• A: Potatoes - 50% • B: Fruit - 28%
• C: Vegetables - 6% • D: Grain - 16%
Dave didn't know, so he phoned his friend B, who didn't know, so he decided to Ask the Audience, which gave 50% on A: Potatoes. He still didn't want to risk it, so he walked away with £64,000. The correct answer was B: Fruit.

Post-WWTBAM Edit

Dave served as a phone a friend of the next contestant Keith Rumney. Keith phoned him on his £4,000 regarding what is the official residence of the President of France. Dave told (and insisted) him to go with B: Elysee Palace, which was with Keith went with, and got it right.