Denis Burton, a cargo flight controller from Surrey, was a contestant on series 2 of the UK version of the show on 12-13 January, 1999. He walked away with £1,000 after incorrectly answering his £16,000 question.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the earliest, put these four pop groups in order by the year they were formed.
• A: Spice Girls • B: Slade
• C: Duran Duran • D: Simply Red

All 7 remaining contestants got it right, but Denis (with a time of 4.37 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-C-D-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

Denis's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What building warns ships of dangerous rocks?
• A: Windmill • B: Lighthouse
• C: Pub • D: Fire station

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which cloth identifies the different clans of Scotland?
• A: Denim • B: Tartan
• C: Chiffon • D: Velvet

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
In education, what does the 'A' stand for in 'A' level?
• A: Art • B: Advanced
• C: Average • D: Academic
The klaxon called time and Denis would return on £300 with all 3 lifelines still available.

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which character is Charlotte Bronte's most famous creation?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Mr Pickwick - 6% • B: Jane Eyre - 88%
• C: Frankenstein - 2% • D: Becky Sharp - 4%

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
In which year was Prince Charles born?
• A: 1947 • B: 1948
• C: 1949 • D: 1950

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is the highest Royal Naval rank?
• A: Captain • B: Lieutenant Commander
• C: Commander • D: Commodore

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which British sportsman was the world's singles table tennis and Wimbledon singles champion?
• A: Fred Perry • B: Harry Vardon
• C: Arthur Gore • D: Joe Davis

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
In which location is Kipling's 'The Jungle Book' mainly set?
• A: Africa • B: Burma
• C: Thailand • D: India

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Who starred as Hercule Poirot in the 1974 film 'Murder on the Orient Express'?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: David Suchet • B: Peter Ustinov
• C: Albert Finney • D: John Gielgud
Denis did not know, so he decided to call his friend Chris, who would guess Peter Ustinov. He decided to go with him, but this was incorrect, and he lost £7,000, as the correct answer was C: Albert Finney.


Preceded by
Len Munday
UK Contestant (Series 2)
Denis Burton
Succeeded by
Matthew Norways

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