Donna Minors, a claims clerk for a toy company from Wrexham, was the last contestant of the original Ten Night experiment of series 1 of the UK version of the show on 13 September, 1998. She walked away with £2,000.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Which group of people might aspire to win the Booker Prize?
• A: Artists • B: Authors
• C: Actors • D: Architects
From the 10 contestants, 6 got it right, but Donna (with a time of 2.25 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B: Authors, making it into the Hot Seat.

Donna's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What might you be if you wrote one cheque too many?
• A: Overcast • B: Overdrawn
• C: Overlooked • D: Overrun
£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Where would you expect to find a 'portcullis'?
• A: In the body • B: In a car
• C: In a castle • D: In a garden
£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which organisation has the motto 'Be Prepared'?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: The BBC • B: Royal Marines
• C: The Scouts • D: The AA
£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which teacher completes this famous film title; 'The Prime of ….'?
• A: Mr Chips • B: Miss Jean Brodie
• C: Mr Creakle • D: Dr Arnold
£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
By what name was a sixpenny coin known in pre-decimal currency?
'Phone-A-Friend' lifeline used
• A: Bob • B: Tanner
• C: Half-crown • D: Florin
Donna did not know, so she decided to call her dad Don, who, after being repeated the question three times, said Tanner. She decided to go with him and won £1,000.
£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Where did Manuel, the Fawlty Towers Spanish waiter, come from?
'Ask The Audience' lifeline used
• A: Barcelona • B: Madrid
• C: Valencia • D: Benidorm
Ask the Audience Results: A: 98% • B: 0% • C: 1% • D: 1%
£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Who is the patron saint of travellers?
• A: St. Luke • B: St. Vincent
• C: St. Francis • D: St. Christopher
Donna had no idea. Without any lifelines available, she decided to walk away with £2,000. The correct answer was D: St. Christopher.


Preceded by
Derek McMorrow
UK Contestant (Series 1)
Donna Minors
Succeeded by
Dave Reagan (Christmas Special)