Margaret Whittaker, from Berkshire, England, was a contestant on the UK version of the show on She became the first woman to ever win £250,000, and with her winnings, the series passed the £1,000,000 mark.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Place these four words in alphabetical order.
• A: Achieve • B: Acacia
• C: Actually • D: Accent
From the 10 contestants, 3 got it right, but Margaret (with a time of 8.20 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-D-A-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Margaret's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Who were Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar?
• A: Three Wise Men • B: Three Blind Mice
• C: Three Wise Monkeys • D: Beverley Sisters
£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Suspension, cantilever and humpback are all types of what?
• A: Whale • B: Ship
• C: Mountain • D: Bridge
£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Who starred in the classic film western 'High Noon'?
• A: Alice Cooper • B: Gary Cooper
• C: Henry Cooper • D: Tommy Cooper
The klaxon called time and Margaret would return on £300 with all 3 lifelines still available
£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
In tenpin bowling, what is the name of the front skittle in the triangle?
• A: Pinhead • B: Kingpin
• C: Rolling pin • D: Safety pin
£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which worker is associated with a holiday spent doing the same thing one does at work?
• A: Busman • B: Scaffolder
• C: Electrician • D: Gravedigger
£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the only poisonous snake native to Britain?
• A: Grass snake • B: Smooth snake
• C: Slow worm • D: Adder
£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the name of the ship in which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed to America?
• A: Mayflower • B: HMS Bounty
• C: Mary Rose • D: Golden Hind
£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What does a genealogist study?
• A: Stars • B: Family history
• C: Handwriting • D: Tea leaves
£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
In Charlotte Brontë's novel, who marries Jane Eyre?
• A: Mr Winchester • B: Mr Colchester
• C: Mr Rochester • D: Mr Chichester
£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
In which county is Stonehenge?
• A: Wiltshire • B: Cornwall
• C: Dorset • D: Hampshire
£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Showman Erich Weiss was better known by which name?
'Ask The Audience' lifeline used
• A: Harry Houdini • B: Charles Blondin
• C: Phineas T. Barnum • D: Evel Knievel
Ask the Audience Results: A: 60% • B: 6% • C: 7% • D: 27%
£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the specific name for an angler's basket for carrying his catch?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Trug • B: Creel
• C: Skip • D: Pannier
£250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
Five spice powder is a traditional ingredient of which cuisine?
'Phone-A-Friend' lifeline used
• A: Chinese • B: Mediterranean
• C: Polynesian • D: Middle Eastern
Margaret didn't know, so she decided to call her friend Rhonda, who said A without hesitating. She went with her and won £250,000
£500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was the US president at the outbreak of World War One?
• A: Calvin Coolidge • B: Herbert Hoover
• C: William Taft • D: Woodrow Wilson
Margaret didn't know, so she decided to walk away with £250,000. The correct answer was D: Woodrow Wilson

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