Lance Jones, from Essex, England, was a contestant on the show on November 13-14, 1999. He walked away with £64,000.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting at the tips of the fingers, put these body joints in order of their position along the arm.
• A: Elbow • B: Knuckle
• C: Shoulder • D: Wrist

From the 8 contestants, 2 got it right, but Lance (with a time of 6.10 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-D-A-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Lance's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Finish the title of this Jack Nicholson film: 'One Flew Over the...'
• A: Hamster's Cage • B: Cuckoo's Nest
• C: Dog's Kennel • D: Badger's Sett

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
In which country are The Mounties the national police force?
• A: Switzerland • B: Nepal
• C: Canada • D: The Netherlands

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which bird do you associate with the shortest distance between two points?
• A: Crow • B: Swift
• C: Owl • D: Puffin

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Baby grand and concert grand are types of what musical instrument?
• A: Clarinet • B: Drum
• C: Piano • D: Saxophone

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
In which country were the rules given the title of Pharaoh?
• A: Persia • B: Greece
• C: Egypt • D: China

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name for the casing for a ship's compass?
'50:50', 'Ask the Audience' and 'Phone a Friend' lifelines used.
• A: Keel • B: Bilge
• C: Capstan - 52% • D: Binnacle - 48%
Lance was leaning towards C or D, so he used his 50:50, which left C and D. He decided to Ask the Audience, which gave 52% for Capstan and 48% for Binnacle. Unsure, he decided to phone his uncle Paul, who inmediately said D: Binnacle. He went with him, and won £2,000

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
In July 1999, Kate Hoey became the UK's first female minister for what?
• A: Art • B: Science
• C: Sport • D: Women

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which animal is the national emblem of the United States?
• A: Grizzly Bear • B: Plains Buffalo
• C: Bald Eagle • D: Mountain Lion

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which English singer was known during World War Two as the 'Forces' Sweetheart'?
• A: Vera Lynn • B: Anne Shelton
• C: Jessie Matthews • D: Gracie Fields

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the capital of Syria?
• A: Ankara • B: Damascus
• C: Beirut • D: Amman
The klaxon called time, and Lance would return on £32,000, but with no lifelines available

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Who succeeded Henry VIII as monarch?
• A: Elizabeth I • B: Edward VI
• C: Mary I • D: James I

£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which planet did William Herschel discover in 1781?
• A: Pluto • B: Saturn
• C: Neptune • D: Uranus
Lance had narrowed it down to B and C, but wasn't sure, so he walked away with £64,000. But, the correct answer was neither of those, but D: Uranus

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