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Fred Jones, from Worcester, Worcestershire, was a contestant on series 3 of the UK version of the show on 11 March, 1999. He walked away with £64,000.

WWTBAM RunEdit

Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the heaviest, put these four animals in order.
• A: Blue Whale • B: Gorilla
• C: Elephant • D: Rhinoceros

From the 9 remaining contestants, 7 got it right, but Fred (with a time of 5.41 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer A-C-D-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Fred's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What would a doctor use to take your temperature?
• A: Thermometer • B: Mirror
• C: Stethoscope • D: A pencil


£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
For what are Eton, Harrow and Rugby most famous?
• A: Prisons • B: Racecourses
• C: Public schools • D: Hospitals


£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What would you do with a 'didgeridoo'?
• A: Eat it • B: Spend it
• C: Drink it • D: Play it


£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is a sword?
• A: Scimitar • B: Sabot
• C: Sitar • D: Savoy


£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What is a 'trattoria' in Italy?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Art Gallery - 7% • B: Museum - 6%
• C: Opera House - 11% • D: Restaurant - 76%


£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which 1940 Disney animated film features the song 'When You Wish Upon A Star'?
• A: Pinocchio • B: Cinderella
• C: Sleeping Beauty • D: Dumbo


£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Complete the title of the 1960's children's TV series 'Fireball.....'.
• A: XJ6 • B: XA3
• C: XT9 • D: XL5


£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which pudding is named after a famous Australian operatic soprano ?
• A: Eve's Pudding • B: Crepe Suzette
• C: Peach Melba • D: Apple Alice


£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
On which river does Warwick stand?
• A: Severn • B: Ouse
• C: Avon • D: Trent


£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What is a bodkin ?
'Phone a Friend' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: A small barrel • B: A needle
• C: A cotton reel • D: A jacket
Being for so much money, Fred decided to call his friend and retired teacher John, who was pretty sure it was A needle, but would not gamble £16,000 on it. Therefore, Fred decided to use his 50:50, eliminating C and D. He decided to go with John, and won £32,000.


£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Queen Nefertiti was once ruler of which country?
• A: Holland • B: Greece
• C: Persia • D: Egypt


£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Approximately how long does light take to reach us from the sun?
• A: Eight seconds • B: Eight minutes
• C: Twelve minutes • D: Sixteen minutes
Fred narrowed it down to A or B, but decided not to take a guess as he knew he was risking £32,000. He walked away with £64,000, and said he would have guessed Eight seconds. The correct answer was B: Eight minutes.

SourcesEdit


Preceded by
Peter Callaghan
UK Contestant (Series 3)
Fred Jones
Succeeded by
Mark Mills

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