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John McCormick, a production operator from Liverpool won £32,000 on October 9th, 2000 after getting his £64,000 question incorrect.

Fastest Finger First Question Edit

Fastest Finger First
Put these Barbara Taylor Bradford novels in the order they were first published.
• A: Angel • B: To Be The Best
• C: Hold the Dream • D: A Woman of Substance

From the 10 contestants, 2 got it correct. But John got it right in the fastest time; a time of 5.97 seconds. The correct order was D-C-B-A.

John's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Sculptures of which animals lie at the base of Nelson's Column in London?
• A: Wolves • B: Lions
• C: Hippos • D: Rabbits


£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
In which TV programme were housemates nominated and evicted every week?
• A: Big Brother • B: Big Sister
• C: Big Mama • D: Big Daddy


£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the meaning of the French phrase 'au revoir'?
• A: Hello • B: Goodbye
• C: Please • D: Thank You


£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which sporting word is used to refer to moving to site to site on the Internet?
• A: Swimming • B: Surfing
• C: Skating • D: Sledging


£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
With which sport is Henry Cooper associated?
• A: Football • B: Swimming
• C: Boxing • D: Rugby


£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What type of food is a kumquat?
• A: Vegetable • B: Nut
• C: Shellfish • D: Fruit


£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
In which English county is the town of Buxton?
• A: Derbyshire • B: Lancashire
• C: Cheshire • D: South Yorkshire


£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
On a musical score, what does 'presto' mean?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Quick - 85% • B: Loud - 5%
• C: Getting quieter - 9% • D: Very slowly - 1%


£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a novel by Oliver Goldsmith?
• A: The Pastor of York • B: The Bishop of Barnsley
• C: The Curate of Sheffield • D: The Vicar of Wakefield


£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
In which country is Strasbourg?
'50:50' and 'Phone-A-Friend' lifelines used
• A: France • B: Germany
• C: Luxembourg • D: Austria
After using his '50:50' lifeline, John still wasn't sure, so he phoned his friend Frank, who said A: France instantly. John went with him and won £32,000.


£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Mrs. Keppel was the mistress of which king?
• A: Charles II • B: James II
• C: George IV • D: Edward VII

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