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Kate Mathieson from South Lanarkshire, Scotland, got in the hotseat on 14th November 2001 and won £250,000 in a Women Only special on November 17, 2001.


Fastest Finger First QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger First
Put these famous Frenchmen in the order they were born.
• A: Charles de Gaulle • B: David Ginola
• C: Gerard Depardieu • D: Victor Hugo
Of the 10 contestants, only 5 got it right, but Kate was the fastest with a time of 6.65 seconds. The correct order was D-A-C-B.

Kate's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of the coffee specially treated to minimize preparation time?
• A: Sudden coffee • B: Instant coffee
• C: Abrupt coffee • D: Snappy Coffee


£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
In the fairytale, what did the seeds, that Jack traded for his mother's cow, grow into?
• A: Sugar cane • B: Sweetcorn
• C: Beanstalk • D: Sunflowers


£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these words describes a stingy person and a close sporting contest?
• A: Taught • B: Tight
• C: Tate • D: Tout


£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a fast-moving bird?
• A: Streetracer • B: Trackdasher
• C: Roadrunner • D: Lanesprinter


£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these people would find perfect pitch most useful in their work?
• A: Vet • B: Psychiatrist
• C: Singer • D: Builder


£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
The dessert tiramisu is from which country?
• A: Italy • B: Greece
• C: Portugal • D: France


£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
The group Oasis were formed in 1991 in which British city?
• A: Birmingham • B: Liverpool
• C: Newcastle • D: Manchester


£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these was born Frederick Austerlitz in 1899?
• A: Fred Housego • B: Fred Talbot
• C: Fred Astaire • D: Fred Gwynne


£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Who rules in a 'gerontocracy'?
"50:50" lifeline used
• A: Children • B: Animals
• C: Old people • D: The poor


£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the first name of Mr Fosbury, one time Olympic gold medalist and inventor of the 'Fosbury flop'?
• A: Robin • B: Richard
• C: Randolph • D: Roland


£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these novels was not written by D.H. Lawrence?
"Ask the Audience" lifeline used
• A: Women in Love - 5% • B: The Waves - 67%
• C: Sons and Lovers - 10% • D: The Rainbow - 18%


£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
The Great Orme is a mountain overlooking which Welsh resort?
"Phone-a-Friend" lifeline used
• A: Bangor • B: Llandudno
• C: Barmouth • D: Tenby
Kate used her last lifeline Phone A Friend and phoned Paul who was 80% sure it was Llandudno, Kate went with him and won £125,000.


£250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the first name of the former police chief Ironside in the TV series?
• A: Ronald • B: Robert
• C: Richard • D: Robin


£500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
When Victoria ascended the throne in 1837, which relation did she succeed?
• A: Father • B: Brother
• C: Uncle • D: Cousin
Kate didn't have a clue of the answer so she walked away happily with a quarter of a million quid. The right answer was C.

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