Mark James, a complaints department employee at BT from Gwent, was a contestant on series 21 of the UK version of the show on May 5th, 2007. He walked away with £4,000.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Put these words in order to give a family relation.
• A: Cousin • B: Once
• C: Removed • D: Second

From the 10 starting contestants, 7 got it right, but Mark (with a time of 3.63 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-A-B-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Mark's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name for the mirror which enables a driver to see the road behind?
• A: Rearmost • B: Rearguard
• C: Rear-view • D: Rear end

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these means 'very fast'?
• A: On the single • B: On the double
• C: On the treble • D: On the quadruple

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Complete the name of this magazine: 'Reader's ...'?
• A: Dinner • B: Digest
• C: Dimple • D: Dignity

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Where in the body are the muscles popularly known as 'pecs'?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Chest • B: Back
• C: Stomach • D: Thighs
Mark decides to go 50:50 on this question.

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What dort of household furnishing is a broadloom?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Chair - 20% • B: Curtain - 0%
• C: Cupboard - 6% • D: Carpet - 74%
Mark thinks the answer may be Carpet. He isn't sure, so asks the audience. They agree with him, so hes goes with it.

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
In which Asian country is the language Gujarati mainly spoken?
• A: China • B: India
• C: Mongolia • D: Vietnam

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which former 'EastEnders' actress was a bridesmaid at Liza Minnelli's wedding in 2002?
• A: Martine McCutcheon • B: Michelle Collins
• C: Anita Dobson • D: Danniella Westbrook

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
The evil sorcerer Rothbart and his daughter Odile feature in which ballet?
'Phone-A-Friend' lifeline used
• A: The Nutcracker • B: Swan Lake
• C: The Firebird • D: Petroushka
Mark isn't up on his ballet, so he uses his final lifeline, and phones his friend Richie, who's in Newport. Richie says he thinks the answer is Swan Lake, but he isn't entirely sure. Mark doesn't want to risk at, and he isn't confident enough to go for it, so he's walking way with £4,000. The right answer was B: Swan Lake.

Trivia Edit

  • Both Mark and the previous contestant, Gordon Galliford, come from Newport, in Gwent.
  • Mark was a Phone-A-Friend for a previous contestant on the show, Paul Trewick. Mark helped Paul to win £16,000 when he was Phone-A-Friend.
    • Paul is Mark's audience companion for his show.


Preceded by
Gordon Galliford
UK Contestant (Series 21)
Mark James
Succeeded by
Peter Brook