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Jon Underwood, from Staffordshire, England, was a contestant on the show on 16th, 17th November 1999. He left with £32,000, after incorrectly answering his £64,000 question.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the earliest, put these four works of literature in order according to when they were written.
• A: Jane Eyre • B: Catch-22
• C: Gulliver's Travels • D: The Canterbury Tales
From the 9 contestants, 5 got it right, but Jon (with a time of 5.67 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-C-A-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Jon's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the surname of Oasis brothers, Noel and Liam?
• A: Gallagher • B: Kensit
• C: Gibb • D: Everly

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of the official Washington residence of the President of the United States?
• A: Pentagon • B: Supreme Court
• C: Capitol • D: White House

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a term applied to a group of sheep?
• A: Leap • B: Flock
• C: Shoal • D: Gaggle

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which canal links the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea?
• A: Suez Canal • B: Panama Canal
• C: Caledonian Canal • D: Manchester Ship Canal

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
According to legend, where was King Arthur's court?
• A: Utopia • B: Shangri-La
• C: Ruritania • D: Camelot

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Who played the title role in the film 'Gandhi'?
• A: Robert Powell • B: Jeremy Irons
• C: Ben Kingsley • D: John Hurt

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a famous painting by John Constable?
• A: Starry Night • B: The Haywain
• C: Sunflowers • D: Mona Lisa

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
In the abbreviation DVLA, what does the letter D stand for?
• A: Department • B: Driver
• C: Directorate • D: Division

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Who wrote 'Swallows and Amazons', the famous adventure story for children?
'Ask The Audience' and 'Phone-A-Friend' lifelines used
• A: Rudyard Kipling • B: Captain Marryat
• C: Arthur Ransome • D: Charles Kingsley
Ask the Audience Results: A: 39% • B: 5% • C: 35% • D: 21%
Jon didn't know, so he used his Ask the Audience lifeline, which gave 39% for A, but 35% for C. Then, he decided to phone his friend Tim, who was 99% sure it was C. He went with him and won £16,000. Then, the klaxon called time, and Jon would return on £16,000 with only 1 lifeline available.

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Who played Alf Garnett's wife in the TV sitcom 'Till Death Us Do Part'?
• A: Pat Coombs • B: Irene Handl
• C: Patricia Hayes • D: Dandy Nichols

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
In the Northern hemisphere, which season ends at the vernal equinox?
• A: Spring • B: Summer
• C: Autumn • D: Winter
Preceded by
UK Contestant (Series 5)
Jon Underwood
Succeeded by
James Williams

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