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Mark Starkey leaves with £64,000

Mark Starkey, from Lancashire, England, was a contestant on the show on April 2, 2001. He walked away with £64,000.

Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Put these St. George's Day events in the order they took place.
• A: Shakespeare born • B: Decimal coins first issued
• C: Charles II crowned • D: Wordsworth died

From the 9 remaining contestants, 3 got it right, but Mark answered correctly A-C-D-B in the fastest time (8.22 seconds), making it into the Hot Seat.

Mark's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Where is a bride traditionally led?
• A: Up the garden path • B: Up the aisle
• C: Up the river • D: Up the wall


£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a breakfast TV presenter?
• A: Sherlock Holmes • B: Eamonn Holmes
• C: Barratt Holmes • D: Nursing Holmes


£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a feature of Alpine singing?
• A: Warble • B: Yodel
• C: Chirp • D: Chant


£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
In which county is the New Forest?
• A: Hampshire • B: Northumberland
• C: Norfolk • D: Lincolnshire


£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What type of creature is the Warner Brothers cartoon character Sylvester?
• A: Cat • B: Dog
• C: Rabbit • D: Pig


£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a Cajun dish of rice with chicken and ham?
• A: Jacaranda • B: Jambalaya
• C: Jalopy • D: Jumble


£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which sport was featured in the 1989 film 'Field of Dreams'?
• A: American football • B: Basketball
• C: Volleyball • D: Baseball


£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Sinbad the Sailor appears in which collection of stories?
• A: Grimm's Fairy Tales • B: Aesop's Fables
• C: Arabian Nights • D: Just So Stories


£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Calligraphy is the art of doing what?
• A: Handwriting • B: Tying knots
• C: Map making • D: Porcelain painting


£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
In which US city was Elvis Presley born?
'Ask the Audience', 'Phone a Friend' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: Toledo - 20% • B: Tupelo - 24%
• C: Topeka - 11% • D: Tucson - 45%
Mark didn't know, so he asked the audience, which gave Tucson as the most voted answer. But, still unsure, he phoned Tom, who didn't know the answer, so he went with the 50:50 lifeline, leaving B or C. He chose B, winning £32,000.


£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
In which country is Mount Kilimanjaro?
• A: Tanzania • B: Mozambique
• C: Zambia • D: Zimbabwe


£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which English county is home to the Glyndebourne Festival Opera?
• A: Surrey • B: East Sussex
• C: Kent • D: West Sussex
He didn't have a clue and didn't want to take any guesses, so he walked away with £64,000. The correct answer was B: East Sussex.

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