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Malcolm Cawley, from Pembrokeshire, Wales, was a contestant on the show on November 14, 1999. He walked away with £64,000.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the earliest, put these stage musicals in the order they were first seen.
• A: Cats • B: Godspell
• C: Aspects of Love • D: Hello Dolly!

From the 10 contestants, 2 got it right, but Malcolm (with a time of 6.66 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-B-A-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Malcolm's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a popular culinary herb?
• A: Sybil • B: Polly
• C: Basil • D: Manuel

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
In which sport might you encounter a pace bowler?
• A: Cricket • B: Football
• C: Tennis • D: Snooker

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What does the S stand for in NASA?
• A: Saturn • B: Starship
• C: Space • D: Sun

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these cities is the greatest distance from London?
• A: Auckland • B: Bangkok
• C: Chicago • D: Düsseldorf

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Traditionally, which London street is associated with journalism?
• A: Bond Street • B: Fleet Street
• C: Threadneedle Street • D: Baker Street

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Who wrote the book, 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit'?
• A: A.A. Milne • B: Beatrix Potter
• C: Enid Blyton • D: Lewis Carroll

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which old coin was commonly referred to as a 'bob'?
• A: Sixpence • B: Shilling
• C: Crown • D: Sovereign

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
In which English city is the Whitworth Art Gallery?
'Ask the Audience', 'Phone a Friend' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: Manchester - 33% • B: Liverpool - 27%
• C: Birmingham - 28% • D: London - 12%
Malcolm wasn't sure, so he decided to Ask the Audience, which gave 33% for Manchester. Unsure, he decided to phone his friend Nick, who didn't give an answer in the 30 seconds period. Therefore, he used his 50:50, which left A and B. He decided to guess A, and got it right for £8,000

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Because of its long thin shape, which country has the nickname 'bootlace of South America'?
• A: Chile • B: Peru
• C: Argentina • D: Ecuador

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name for an individual leaf of fern, bracken or palm?
• A: Tendril • B: Frond
• C: Stalk • D: Sprig

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these words can be written using onl the top line of letter keys on a computer keyboard?
• A: Prettiest • B: Typewriter
• C: Quieten • D: Appropriate

£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
In David Hockney's painting 'Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy', who or what is Percy?
• A: Goldfish • B: Cat
• C: Cheese plant • D: VW Beetle
Malcolm got no idea, so he decided to walk away with £64,000. The correct answer was B: Cat

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