James Thurstan, a postman from Blacko, Lancashire, was a contestant on series 21 of the UK version of the show on April 21st, 2007. He walked away with £8,000.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Put these actors in the order they first played Batman on film.
• A: Christian Bale • B: George Clooney
• C: Michael Keaton • D: Val Kilmer

From the 10 starting contestants, only James (with a time of 4.77 seconds) correctly answered C-D-B-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

James's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these items is most likely to be worn by a judge at work?
• A: Bowler hat • B: Wig
• C: Headscarf • D: Knotted handkerchief

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a symbol of good luck?
• A: Ballet shoe • B: Horseshoe
• C: Gumshoe • D: Running shoe

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which phrase means: "I can't understand it at all"?
• A: It's all Roman to me • B: It's all Egyptian to me
• C: It's all Greek to me • D: It's all Persian to me

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
A rural area which has not previously been build on is knows as what kind of site?
• A: Greenhill • B: Greenlea
• C: Greenfield • D: Greenmeadow

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name for the metting of cardinals which elects a pope?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Concord - 10% • B: Conclave - 76%
• C: Condiment - 9% • D: Conflux - 5%
James asks the audience. 76% point James in the right answer, he wins a grand.

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
On TV, who has the catchphrase "You're fired!"?
• A: Michael Parkinson • B: Alan Sugar
• C: Des Lunam • D: Simon Cowell
The question is refering to the UK Version of The Apprentice, which is why Donald Trump is not an option.

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of the wife of Conservative politician David Cameron?
'Phone-A-Friend' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: Amanda • B: Miranda
• C: Samantha • D: Vanessa
James doesn't have a clue, so phones his uncle Chris. Chris doesn't know, so James goes 50:50. This leaves B and C, and James goes for C, as a guess.

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Marchmont and Portobello are areas of which city?
• A: Durham • B: Edinburgh
• C: Gloucester • D: Norwich

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Who is reputed to have said: "A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy"?
• A: Walter Raleigh • B: Queen Elizabeth I
• C: Oliver Cromwell • D: Guy Fawkes
James doesn't know, he walks away with £8,000. He would have guessed C, but would have been wrong, the correct answer was D: Guy Fawkes.


Preceded by
Mike Hawes
UK Contestant (Series 21)
James Thurstan
Succeeded by
Chris Elliott