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Mike Hanson, an airline captain from Teddington, Middlesex won £1,000 on October 21st, 2000 after getting his £32,000 question incorrect.

Fastest Finger First Question Edit

Fastest Finger First
Starting with the earliest, put these TV drama series in the order they were first seen.
• A: House of Eliott • B: Upstairs, Downstairs
• C: Brideshead Revisited • D: The Forsyte Saga

From the 9 contestants, 3 got it correct. But Mike got it right in the fastest time; a time of 7.66 seconds. The correct order was D-B-C-A. He got into the Hot Seat immediately after Duncan Bickley lost £218,000.

Mike's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a type of puzzle often found in newspapers?
• A: Crossword • B: Madword
• C: Angryword • D: Snappyword


£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the reverse image on film from which a photograph is printed?
• A: Fixer • B: Negative
• C: Developer • D: Exposure


£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a term for intimate conversation in bed?
• A: Mattress chatter • B: Eiderdown gossip
• C: Blanket speak • D: Pillow talk


£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which German brothers wrote several volumes of fairy tales in the 19th century?
• A: Gloomy • B: Sad
• C: Dark • D: Grimm


£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a villainous character in TV's 'EastEnders'?
• A: Nick Silk • B: Nick Cotton
• C: Nick Nylon • D: Nick Wool


£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which sport involves spots, rests and pockets?
• A: Ice hockey • B: Trampolining
• C: Gymnastics • D: Snooker


£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the title of George Michael's first UK number one solo single?
• A: Fastlove • B: Careless Whisper
• C: Jesus To A Child • D: A Different Corner


£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Who co-starred with Mel Gibson in the 'Lethal Weapon' movies?
• A: Danny Glover • B: Kurt Russell
• C: Eddie Murphy • D: James Belushi


£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these African countries is the largest in area?
'Phone-A-Friend' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: Ghana • B: Kenya
• C: South Africa • D: Nigeria
Mike thought it was either A: Ghana or D: Nigeria. He decided to phone his friend Chris, who said he was about 70% sure it was C: South Africa. Mike then used his '50:50' lifeline and it left C: South Africa and D: Nigeria. Mike then went with Chris's answer and won £16,000.


£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
In which field was Frenchman Auguste Escoffier famous?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Escapology • B: Motor racing
• C: Cookery • D: Mountaineering
Ask the Audience Results: A: 16% • B: 3% • C: 25% • D: 56%
Mike didn't know, so he decided to ask the audience, which gave him a 16-3-25-56 percent vote, he decided to go with the audience, but this was incorrect and he lost £15,000.

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