Kevin Bowman, a university lecturer from Sheffield, South Yorkshire appeared on the show on 16th, 17th February 2002. He won £8,000 on the show, after walking away on the £16,000 question.


Fastest Finger First Question Edit

There are 10 contestants playing Fastest Finger First this time.

Fastest Finger First Question
Put these members of the acting Fonda family in the order they were born.
• A: Peter Fonda • B: Henry Fonda
• C: Jane Fonda • D: Bridget Fonda
The correct order was: B-C-A-D. Out of the three contestants who answered correctly, Kevin was the fastest, in 5.38 seconds.

Kevin's Run to the Million Edit


Just 15 questions away from £1 Million.

Kevin's wife Liz is in the audience, and his 4 children, Daniel, Holly, Tom, and Jack are watching at home with their grandparents Barbara and Eric. If Kevin wins a lot of money, his children want to go on a holiday to Australia. Kevin says his footballing nickname is "Tinman", because of the way he runs.

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these describes something which causes stress or anxiety?
• A: Knee-racking • B: Nerve-racking
• C: Nodule-racking • D: Nose-racking
£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
How are you said to have escaped, if you get away with something without being punished?
• A: Scot-Free • B: Swiss-Free
• C: Spaniard-Free • D: Swede-Free
£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What type of clothing are 'slacks'?
• A: Socks • B: Gloves
• C: Trousers • D: Boots
£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
In Britain, what is the profession of the 'Master of the Rolls'?
• A: Judge • B: Librarian
• C: Chauffeur • D: Chef

Kevin is guarenteed £1,000.

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a pain in the back, hip and outer side of the leg?
• A: Sciatica • B: Scintilla
• C: Scion • D: Scipio
£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
With which sport is commentator Bill McClaren most associated?
• A: Horse Racing • B: Boxing
• C: Rugby Union • D: Cricket
Strangely, Kevin was not asked by Chris to finalise his answer, nor was the final answer sound played when the graphic turned orange, instead, the Q6 win cue was played instead.

Kevin powers through the first 7 questions.

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Who did Kevin Moore play in the film 'Reach for the Sky'?
• A: Field Marshall Montgomery • B: Douglas Bader
• C: Barnes Wallace • D: 'Bomber' Harris

Kevin said he would like to win about £8,000 to take his family to Australia, but he would like to win a bit more, as he needed a new car.

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Released in 1991, 'Achtung Baby' was a hit album for which group?
'Ask The Audience' lifeline used
• A: Simply Red • B: Simple Minds
• C: U2 • D: R.E.M
Ask the Audience Results: A: 4% • B: 9% • C: 80% • D: 7%
Kevin said he had an idea, but would like to ask the audience. His inkling was C, which 80% of the audience agreed with, he went with the audience, winning £8,000. After this question, klaxon called time and Kevin would return on £8,000 with two lifelines intact.

Kevin takes £8,000 back to Sheffield, which should pay for his family holiday to Austraia.

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
The Santa Fe Trail was a 19th Century trade route from New Mexico to what state?
'Phone-A-Friend' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: Missouri • B: Nevada
• C: Montana • D: Oregon
Kevin didn't know, so he decided to phone Dermot. Unfortunately, Dermot had no idea of the answer. Kevin thought the answer may be Nevada, but he went '50:50', eliminating Nevada, and Oregon. He decided to walk away with £8,000. The correct answer was A: Missouri.

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