James Williams, from Staffordshire, England, was a contestant on the show on November 17, 1999. He walked away with £4,000.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the heaviest, put these everyday weights in order.
• A: One pound • B: One kilo
• C: Half a kilo • D: Half a pound

From the 10 contestants, 3 got it right, but James (with a time of 7.08 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-C-A-D, making it into the Hot Seat.

James's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the name of the Scot who invented waterproof rubberised cloth?
• A: Charles Dickens • B: Charles Macintosh
• C: Charles Bronson • D: Charles Pac-a-man

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
In the children's books, what sort of animal is Babar?
• A: Bear • B: Rabbit
• C: Pig • D: Elephant

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which game made Bobby Fischer and Gary Kasparov famous?
• A: Tennis • B: Bridge
• C: Croquet • D: Chess

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these people starred in the film 'Dr. Zhivago'?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Tony Christie - 12% • B: Agatha Christie - 8%
• C: Julie Christie - 77% • D: Linford Christie - 3%

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which Scottish town shares its name with the capital of Western Australia?
• A: Dundee • B: Glasgow
• C: Aberdeen • D: Perth

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which member of the cat family is the fastest land mammal over short distances?
• A: Jaguar • B: Tiger
• C: Lynx • D: Cheetah

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
In which city is the General Assembly of the United Nations?
'50:50' and 'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Paris • B: Geneva
• C: Washington • D: New York
James didn't know, so he used his 50:50, which left C and D. Still unsure, he decided to phone his friend Keith, who was sure it was D. He went with him and won £4,000

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
In which country is Newmarket racecourse?
• A: Surrey • B: Sussex
• C: Somerset • D: Suffolk
James thought it was either A or B, but he decided to walk away with £4,000. The correct answer was D: Suffolk

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