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Joe Fletcher, a farmer from Craigavon, County Armagh won £32,000 on October 23rd, 2000 after getting his £64,000 question incorrect.

Fastest Finger First Question Edit

Fastest Finger First
Starting with the longest, put these men's garments in order.
• A: Bermuda shorts • B: Plus fours
• C: Boxer shorts • D: Flares
From the 10 contestants, 5 got it correct. But Joe got it right in the fastest time; a time of 7.97 seconds. The correct order was D-B-A-C.

Joe's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a famous motorway interchange?
• A: Cannelloni Crossing • B: Spaghetti Junction
• C: Tagliatelle Interchange • D: Ravioli Roundabout


£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these songs was originally a UK hit single for the Beach Boys?
• A: Alberta Boys • B: Burgundy Women
• C: California Girls • D: Derbyshire Men


£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Complete the title of the Marilyn Monroe film: 'Some Like It…'?
• A: Warm • B: Hot
• C: Cold • D: Tepid


£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which literary character was played by Cliff Richard in a 1990s stage musical?
• A: Mr Pickwick • B: Heathcliff
• C: Winnie-the-Pooh • D: Frankenstein's monster


£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which rural pursuit involves making roofs from straw?
• A: Dowsing • B: Thatching
• C: Pollarding • D: Dry-stone walling


£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these items of confectionery is associated with Kojak?
• A: Candy floss • B: Lollipop
• C: Jelly baby • D: Stick of rock


£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which fish is used in the Scandinavian dish gravlax?
'Ask The Audience' lifeline used
• A: Salmon - 56% • B: Herring - 30%
• C: Trout - 5% • D: Shrimps - 9%


£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
In which of these years did the Spanish Armada set sail for England?
• A: 1215 • B: 1588
• C: 1815 • D: 1914


£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
How did Helen Sharman make history in May 1991?
'Phone-A-Friend' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: First Briton in space • B: Oldest to swim channel
• C: First female vicar • D: Youngest Pools winner
Joe didn't know, so he phoned his friend Bob, who didn't know either. Joe then used his '50:50' lifeline, which left A: First Briton in space and B: Oldest to swim channel. Joe went for A: First Briton in space and won £16,000.


£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these ancient cities was destroyed by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius?
• A: Persepolis • B: Alexandria
• C: Pompeii • D: Byzantium


£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
What is a 'siskin'?
• A: Seed pod • B: Barrel
• C: Bird • D: Leather pouch

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