John Gallantry, a self-employed financial advisor from Moreton, Merseyside won £250,000 on May 26th, 2007, becoming the last contestant to win that amount of money, as no-one else for the rest of the series achieved this, and no-one throughout the whole of the 2007 update until the show's cancellation in 2014 and revival in 2018, where contestants won any more than £125,000/150,000.
Who left her home at Near Sawrey in the Lake District to the National Trust when she died in 1943? 'Phone-A-Friend' lifeline used
• A: Beatrix Potter
• B: Enid Blyton
• C: E. Nesbit
• D: Mary Norton
John thought it was A: Beatrix Potter, but he wasn't sure, so he phoned a sister of a friend of his, Sheila, who knew it was A: Beatrix Potter. John went with this answer and won £32,000. After that, the klaxon called time and John had to return with no lifelines left.
£64,000 (11 to 15) - Not Timed
What is the real first name of pop star Ms Dynamite?
• A: Kloé
• B: Niomi
• C: Aneeta
• D: Hellen
John was very indecisive about this, and was lured to D: Hellen, but changed his mind to B: Niomi. After Chris whittled down the wrong answers, John won £64,000.
£125,000 (12 to 15) - Not Timed
In which country was Gladys Aylward a missionary?
• A: Thailand
• B: China
• C: Cambodia
• D: Japan
£250,000 (13 to 15) - Not Timed
Who played Baron Frankenstein in the 1957 Hammer horror film 'The Curse of Frankenstein'?
• A: Lon Chaney Jnr
• B: Vincent Price
• C: Peter Cushing
• D: Boris Karloff
Again, John was indecisive about this, since he had not watched the film, and unsure, decided to go for C: Peter Cushing. After he said he was not at all sure about his final answer, Chris announced he had just won £250,000 (for the last time ever in the show).
£500,000 (14 to 15) - Not Timed
What was the title of Barbara Cartland's first novel, published in 1923?
• A: Ludo
• B: Jigsaw
• C: Solitaire
• D: Conundrum
John didn't know, so he walked away with £250,000. He said he would have guessed C: Solitaire had he played the question. The correct answer was B: Jigsaw.