John Evans, an airport baggage handler from Paisley, Renfrewshire won £1,000 on September 5, 1999 after answering £8,000 question incorrectly.


Fastest Finger First Question Edit

Fastest Finger First
Starting with the lowest, put these Roman numerals in order.
• A: C • B: X
• C: XV • D: V
Of the 9 contestants, 4 got it right but John was the fastest with a time 7.99 seconds. Correct order: D-B-C-A.

John's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these was a swashbuckling movie hero played by Harrison Ford?
• A: Kentucky Jones • B: Idaho Jones
• C: Indiana Jones • D: Tom Jones

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
In the USA, a 'zip code' is the equivalent of what in Britain?
• A: Bar code • B: Postcode
• C: Morse code • D: STD code

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Parmesan and Gorgonzola are types of what?
• A: Pasta • B: Wine
• C: Sausage • D: Cheese

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these books first featured Elsa the lioness?
• A: Ring of Bright Water • B: Born Free
• C: My Family and Other Animals • D: It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Who is the deputy prime minister?
• A: Ken Livingstone • B: John Prescott
• C: Clare Short • D: Peter Mandelson

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which two letters would stand for Hot and Cold on water taps in France?
'Ask The Audience' lifeline used
• A: C & H - 3% • B: C & F - 92%
• C: G & D - 3% • D: B & F - 2%

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
If you had traveller's cheques to the value of 200 rand, where might you be going for your holidays?
• A: Goa • B: South Africa
• C: Seychelles • D: Mauritius

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which garden plants are classed as 'Hybrid teas', 'Floribundas', 'Climbers' and 'Ramblers'?
'Phone A Friend' lifeline used
• A: Clematis • B: Ivy
• C: Honeysuckle • D: Rose
John didn't know, so he called John, who would go for B: Ivy.

Sources Edit

Preceded by
Tony Stanton
UK Contestant (Series 4)
John Evans
Succeeded by
Neil Read

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