UK Kate Brookes

Kate Brookes leaves with £16,000

Kate Brookes, from Bristol, England, was a contestant on the show on November 14-15, 1999. She walked away with £16,000.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the earliest, put these four historical documents in chronological order.
• A: Magna Carta • B: Dead Sea Scrolls
• C: US Declaration of Independence • D: Domesday book

From the 8 contestants, 4 got it right, but Kate (with a time of 9.20 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-D-A-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Kate's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Who is the Chancellor of the Exchequer?
• A: Gordon Brown • B: Barry White
• C: Jason Orange • D: Cilla Black

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which popular flower is a national emblem of Wales?
• A: Rose • B: Dahlia
• C: Tulip • D: Daffodil

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What colour are the pages of the telephone directory that traditionally contains businesses and services?
• A: Pink • B: Yellow
• C: Purple • D: Turquoise
The klaxon called time, and Kate would return on £300 with all 3 lifelines available.

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these animals is known for the laughing sound it makes?
• A: Warthog • B: Aardvark
• C: Giraffe • D: Hyena

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a traditional cowboy hat?
• A: Fedora • B: Mitre
• C: Stetson • D: Beret

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the nickname of the Viennese composer Johann Strauss the Younger?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Tango Emperor - 6% • B: Foxtrot Duke - 5%
• C: Waltz King - 64% • D: Polka Prince - 25%

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which three letters are used to denote the French high-speed trains?
'50:50' and 'Phone a Friend' lifelines used
• A: HGV • B: DLV
• C: TGV • D: ITV
Kate didn't know, so she used her 50:50, which left B and C. Still unsure, she decided to phone her brother Neil, who would guess C: TGV. She went with him, and won £4,000

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which royal house included Henry VIII?
• A: Tudor • B: Stuart
• C: Saxe-Coburg • D: Hanover

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What was Tony Hancock's famous fictional address?
• A: 23, Railway Cuttings • B: 24, Sebastopol Terrace
• C: 46, Peacock Crescent • D: Mews Cottage, Oil Drum Lane

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What does the letter M stand for in the name of the multinational company IBM?
• A: Methods • B: Markets
• C: Manpower • D: Machines
Kate didn't have a clue, so she decided to walk away with £16,000. The correct answer was D: Machines

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