Not to be confused with Martin Smith (East Yorkshire).

Martin Smith, a tax accountant from Hertfordshire, was a contestant on series 3 of the UK version of the show on 6 March, 1999. He walked away with £4,000.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the nearest, put these four places in order by air distance from Heathrow.
• A: Sydney • B: Athens
• C: Johannesburg • D: Paris

From the 9 remaining contestants, 7 got it right, but Martin (with a time of 4.34 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-B-C-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

Martin's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the first name of the playwright Shakespeare?
• A: Ernie • B: William
• C: Justin • D: Arthur

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which word completes the title of the detective series starring David Jason: 'A Touch of ....'
• A: Rain • B: Snow
• C: Wind • D: Frost

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What substance is found in some foods and is also used to stiffen shirt collars?
• A: Fibre • B: Glucose
• C: Starch • D: Iron

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
In which city is the world famous Bolshoi theatre?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: New York • B: Beijing
• C: London • D: Moscow

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of the mark or line on the floor from where players throw darts at the board?
• A: Piste • B: Boardwalk
• C: Flight deck • D: Oche

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Who directed the film 'Jaws'?
• A: Steven Spielberg • B: George Lucas
• C: Francis Ford Coppola • D: Robert Altman

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the most common use for the machine called a 'polygraph'?
'Ask The Audience' lifeline used
• A: Photocopier • B: Word processor
• C: Lie detector • D: Answerphone
Ask the Audience Results: A: 0% • B: 2% • C: 98% • D: 0%

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What fits tightly into the cylinder of an internal combustion engine?
'Phone-A-Friend' lifeline used
• A: Thermostat • B: Piston
• C: Spark plug • D: Air filter
Martin decided to call his friend Alan, who did not know the answer. Therefore, he decided to walk away with £4,000. The correct answer was B: Piston.


Preceded by
Paul McLoughlin
UK Contestant (Series 3)
Martin Smith
Succeeded by
Fe Wisher