Graham Hickin, a civil servant from Pontefract, West Yorkshire, was a contestant on series 8 of the UK version of the show on 25 & 28 September, 2000. He walked away with £250,000.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Put these traditional Bingo calls in order from lowest value to highest.
• A: Two Little Ducks • B: Clickety Click
• C: Kelly's Eye • D: Two Fat Ladies

From the 10 starting contestants, 5 got it right, but Fe (with a time of 6.77 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-D-B-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

Graham's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 to 15) - Not Timed
What is the characteristic harsh sound made by a duck?
• A: Meow • B: Quack
• C: Moo • D: Woof

£200 (2 to 15) - Not Timed
Complete this proverb: 'Too many cooks...'?
• A: Butter no parsnips • B: Cry over spilt milk
• C: Spoil the broth • D: Burn the toast

£300 (3 to 15) - Not Timed
Which of these creatures famously features in the opening titles of 'Coronation Street'?
• A: Budgerigar • B: Guinea pig
• C: Cat • D: Armadillo

£500 (4 to 15) - Not Timed
Which word can be used to mean a group of whales?
• A: Train • B: School
• C: Coach • D: Drill

£1,000 (5 to 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is the name of a popular Tchaikovsky ballet?
• A: The Firecracker • B: The Nutcracker
• C: The Chinese Cracker • D: The Christmas Cracker

£2,000 (6 to 15) - Not Timed
The Epcot center is a feature of which tourist attraction?
• A: Alton Towers • B: Disney World
• C: Universal Studios • D: Millennium Dome

£4,000 (7 to 15) - Not Timed
Which law states that if anything can go wrong, it will?
• A: Parkinson's Law • B: Boyle's Law
• C: Murphy's Law • D: Cole's Law

£8,000 (8 to 15) - Not Timed
What is the longest side of a right-angled triangle called?
• A: Hypoderm • B: Hypothesis
• C: Hypotenuse • D: Hypocrite

£16,000 (9 to 15) - Not Timed
Garston, Riverside and Walton are parliamentary constituencies in which city?
• A: Newcastle • B: Manchester
• C: Liverpool • D: Birmingham

£32,000 (10 to 15) - Not Timed
Laura Davies is a famous name in which sport?
• A: Hockey • B: Golf
• C: Badminton • D: Showjumping
The klaxon called time and Graham would return on £32,000 with all 3 lifelines still available.

£64,000 (11 to 15) - Not Timed
Queen Elizabeth I belonged to which royal house?
• A: York • B: Lancaster
• C: Tudor • D: Stuart

£125,000 (12 to 15) - Not Timed
What type of plant is a stinkhorn?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Fern • B: Moss
• C: Conifer • D: Fungus

£250,000 (13 to 15) - Not Timed
Spiro Agnew was the Vice President to which US President?
'Ask the Audience' and 'Phone a Friend' lifelines used
• A: Lyndon B Johnson - 26% • B: Richard Nixon - 37%
• C: Gerald Ford - 20% • D: Jimmy Carter - 17%
After he asked the audience and got a non-conclusive answer, Graham phoned his mate Gary, who thought it was B: Richard Nixon. Graham then decided to play, and he was right.

£500,000 (14 to 15) - Not Timed
Which of these Russian names means 'fellow traveller'?
• A: Sputnik • B: Vostok
• C: Soyuz • D: Voskhod
Graham decided his time was up and took the money. If he were to guess, he would said B: Vostok. The correct answer was A: Sputnik.


Preceded by
Elaine Briggs
UK Contestant (Series 8)
Graham Hickin
Succeeded by
Steve Cornfield

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