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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.

WWTBAM Run Edit

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
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UK Contestant (Series 5)
Jon Underwood
Succeeded by
James Williams

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