James Plaskett, a Chess Grandmaster who had made 4 unsuccessful appearances before in 1999, 2000, 2004 and 2005, got in to the hot seat in 2006 and won £250,000. Since 2004 he has been writing in vigorous defense of Charles Ingram being innocent which led to a collaboration book with Bob Woffinden called 'Bad Show'. He became only the 6th and last person to reach £125,000 with all 3 lifelines.
James really didn't know this so he used the first lifeline and phoned his wife, Fiona Pitt Kethley, who gave the answer of Shoemakers but said he should use other lifelines. James went 50:50 which left Shoemakers and Clockmakers, still unsure he asked the audience. 62% said Shoemakers, 38% said Clockmakers. James went for it but before revealing if he was right or wrong Chris took a cliffhanger break. When he came back, it was revealed Shoemakers was correct and he won £250,000. But he had used up all 3 lifelines.
£500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these astronauts has never set foot on the moon?
• A: Jim Lovell
• B: Edgar Mitchell
• C: James Irwin
• D: Charles Duke
James declined to answer because he didn't know and he had no lifelines left so he walked away with £250,000 saying his guess would be Charles Duke but if he did he would have lost £218,000. The correct answer was A: Jim Lovell.