Jonathan Green from Essex, England, became the first £250,000 winner in the UK on September 4, 1999. He was the biggest winner in the UK until Peter Lee won £500,000 on January 19, 2000.


Fastest Finger First Question Edit

Fastest Finger First
Starting with the lowest, put these temperatures in order, in degrees Celsius.
• A: Human body temperature • B: Boiling point
• C: Freezing point • D: Absolute zero
Of the 10 contestants, six got it right but Jonathan was the fastest with a time 4.83 seconds. Correct order: D-C-A-B

Jonathan's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What does an athlete traditionally hand over to a teammate during a relay race?
• A: Sandwich • B: Baton
• C: Cup of tea • D: Mobile phone

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Orange sauce is traditionally eaten with which meat?
• A: Tongue • B: Duck
• C: Veal • D: Pork

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these songs was a hit for Elvis Presley in 1956?
• A: Puppy Love • B: Hound Dog
• C: The Puppy Song • D: Mad Dogs and Englishmen

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which two English counties cover the majority of the south-west peninsula?
• A: Somerset & Cornwall • B: Devon & Dorset
• C: Somerset & Dorset • D: Devon & Cornwall

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What does a PhD entitle the holder of such a qualification to be called?
• A: Sir • B: Your Honour
• C: Doctor • D: My Lord

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
The ANC is a political party in which country?
• A: India • B: South Africa
• C: Sri Lanka • D: Kuwait

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the first name of Hornblower, created by C.S. Forester?
• A: Herman • B: Horatio
• C: Ishmael • D: Thomas

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of Chicago, main international airport?
• A: O'Donnell • B: O'Keefe
• C: O'Malley • D: O'Hare

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which horse dramatically collapsed yards from the finish in the 1956 Grand National?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Devon Loch • B: Sunloch
• C: Glenside • D: Ben Nevis

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a wind musical instrument?
• A: Glockenspiel • B: Fife
• C: Zither • D: Mandolin

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Agoraphobia is the fear of what?
• A: Spiders • B: Light
• C: Open spaces • D: Strangers

£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these sports was developed from a North American Indian game?
• A: Lacrosse • B: American football
• C: Ice hockey • D: Baseball

£250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
What creatures live in a 'formicary'?
'Phone-a-Friend' lifeline used
• A: Bees • B: Fish
• C: Ants • D: Worms
Jonathan wasn't sure, so he decided to call Noel, who was pretty certain that the answer was 'Ants'. Jonathan went with Noel and won £250,000 being the first person in the UK version to answer question 13 correctly.

£500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of his queens did Henry VIII refer to as his 'Flanders Mare'?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Anne of Cleves • B: Anne Boleyn
• C: Catherine of Aragon • D: Catherine Howard
Ask the Audience Results: A: 43% • B: 29% • C: 23% • D: 5%
Jonathan did not know, so he decided to use his final lifeline. He decided not to risk £218,000 even after using his Ask the Audience lifeline and walkaway with a quarter of a million pounds. The answer was A: Anne of Cleves.

Sources Edit

Preceded by
Peter Thomas
UK Contestant (Series 4)
Jonathan Green
Succeeded by
Graham Hooper

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