Not to be confused with Martin Smith (Hertfordshire).

Martin Smith, a building site manager from Rawcliffe Bridge, East Yorkshire, was a contestant on series 3 of the UK version of the show on 13 March, 1999. He walked away with £125,000.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the Southernmost, put these four lines of latitude in order from South to North.
• A: Tropic of Cancer • B: Equator
• C: Tropic of Capricorn • D: Arctic Circle

From the 10 starting contestants, 3 got it right, but Martin (with a time of 7.38 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-B-A-D, making it into the Hot Seat.

Martin's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What was Sir Francis Drake said to have been playing when the Spanish Armada was sighted?
• A: Golf • B: Bowls
• C: Tiddlywinks • D: The trumpet

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
In the bible, Lot's wife was turned into a pillar of which substance?
• A: Salt • B: Pepper
• C: Rice • D: Sugar

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What colour gloves are normally worn by snooker referees?
• A: Green • B: White
• C: Yellow • D: Black

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
The French town of Cognac has lent its name to what type of drink?
• A: Whisky • B: Lager
• C: Cointreau • D: Brandy

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the profession of Tony Blair's wife, Cherie?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Doctor - 1% • B: Barrister - 91%
• C: Teacher - 7% • D: MP - 1%

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which word means both an airport conveyor belt and a fairground ride?
• A: Dodgem • B: Waltzer
• C: Carousel • D: Big Wheel

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
When dried, which fruit is called a prune?
• A: Plum • B: Apricot
• C: Grape • D: Cherry

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the London store, Hamley's best known for selling?
'50:50' and 'Phone a Friend' lifelines used
• A: Jewellery • B: Toys
• C: Furniture • D: Clothes
Martin decided to use his 50:50, eliminating C and D. He then decided to call his friend Jim, who said he would guess Toys. He decided to go with him, and won £8,000.

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the Sorbonne in Paris?
• A: Art Gallery • B: University
• C: Presidential Palace • D: Night Club

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which musical features the song 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?'
• A: Half A Sixpense • B: Fiddler On The Roof
• C: The Happiest Millionaire • D: High Society

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
What word describes a horse with a white tail and mane, but a body often golden in colour?
• A: Piebald • B: Palomino
• C: Skewbald • D: Roan

£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
If your surname is Fletcher, what might your ancestors have made?
• A: Barrels • B: Arrows
• C: Baskets • D: Hats

£250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
Which actress had a grandfather who led the British Labour Party in the thirties?
• A: Margaret Lockwood • B: Angela Lansbury
• C: Joan Collins • D: Honor Blackman
Martin thought it was Angela Lansbury, but was not sure enough to risk over £90,000, so he decided to walk away with £125,000. The correct answer was indeed B: Angela Lansbury.


Preceded by
Roger Bannock
UK Contestant (Series 3)
Martin Smith
Succeeded by
Richard Hale

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