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Mike Sackett leaves with £64,000

Mike Sackett, from London, England, was a contestant on the UK version of the show on January 16-17, 2000. He walked away with £64,000.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the earliest, put these four Archbishops of Canterbury in order.
• A: George Carey • B: Thomas à Becket
• C: Robert Runcie • D: Saint Augustine

From the 9 contestants, 5 got it right, but Mike (with a time of 7.93 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-B-C-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

Mike's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of the Prime Minister's official country residence?
• A: Monopoly • B: Backgammons
• C: Chequers • D: Draughts

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these would be most likely to feature a Belisha beacon?
• A: Pedestrian crossing • B: Police car
• C: Video camera • D: Ice cream van

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
On which continent is Nigeria?
• A: Africa • B: South America
• C: Asia • D: Europe
The klaxon called time, and Mike would return on £300 with all 3 lifelines still available

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which famous Englishman's surname is also the name of a wrestiling hold?
• A: Gladstone • B: Chippendale
• C: Nelson • D: Shakespeare

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which word describes vehicles that can operate on land and water?
• A: Ambidextrous • B: Ambrosian
• C: Amphibious • D: Ambivalent

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which weight is used in the phonetic alphabet?
• A: Gram • B: Pound
• C: Stone • D: Kilo

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which girl's name is also a word for a female wren?
• A: Jackie • B: Jenny
• C: Jemima • D: Julie

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the occupation of Saint Peter, the leader of the apostles?
• A: Physician • B: Tax collector
• C: Carpenter • D: Fisherman

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What name is given to the centre of an atom?
• A: Electron • B: Cathode
• C: Nucleus • D: Valency

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
The actress Lillie Langty was the mistress of which of these men?
• A: Oliver Cromwell • B: William Gladstone
• C: George Bernard Shaw • D: Edward VII

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
In October 1999, a record price of £768,182 was paid for a dress belonging to which actress?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Jayne Mansfield • B: Joan Crawford
• C: Judy Garland • D: Marilyn Monroe

£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was Red Rum's jockey when he won the Grad National for a record third time?
'Ask the Audience' and 'Phone a Friend' lifelines used
• A: Brian Fletcher - 22% • B: Tommy Stack - 35%
• C: Tommy Carberry - 16% • D: Bob Davies - 27%
Mike didn't know, so he decided to Ask the Audience, which gave 35% for B, but similar results for the other ones. Then, he decided to phone his friend Chris, who didn't know the answer. So, he decided to walk away with £64,000. The correct answer was B: Tommy Stack

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