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Nadeem Tufail, an I.T support worker from Crystal Palace, London won £125,000 on October 8th, 2000.

Fastest Finger First Question Edit

Fastest Finger First
Put these British athletes in the order they won an Olympic gold medal.
• A: Ann Packer • B: Sally Gunnell
• C: Tessa Sanderson • D: Mary Peters

From the 8 contestants, 3 got it right. But, Nadeem, with a time of 5.44 seconds, was the fastest to correctly answer A-D-C-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Nadeem's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of the short bar with a weight at each end, often used by body-builders?
• A: Dumb-bell • B: Dumbstruck
• C: Dumbfound • D: Dumbo


£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which suit in a pack of cards shares its name with gemstones?
• A: Clubs • B: Hearts
• C: Spades • D: Diamonds


£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Who is the leader of the Conservative party?
• A: Kenneth Clarke • B: Ann Widdecombe
• C: Michael Portillo • D: William Hague


£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the title of Joseph Heller's most famous novel?
• A: Catch-21 • B: Catch-22
• C: Catch-23 • D: Catch-24


£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
How is the travelling swagman's pack referred to, in the title of the traditional Australian song?
• A: Twisting Tracy • B: Jiving Judy
• C: Waltzing Matilda • D: Bopping Belinda


£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Who played Dorothy in the 1939 film 'The Wizard of Oz'?
• A: Shirley Temple • B: Elizabeth Taylor
• C: Judy Garland • D: Esther Williams


£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Kingston is the capital of which Caribbean country?
• A: Haiti • B: Barbados
• C: St. Lucia • D: Jamaica


£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
'Skipjack' is a variety of which fish?
• A: Tuna • B: Salmon
• C: Cod • D: Halibut


£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
'Cathay' is a poetic name for which country?
• A: Japan • B: Sri Lanka
• C: Russia • D: China


£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which prefix, meaning 'son of' goes before boys' names to create Scottish surnames?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Mac - 79% • B: Ben - 4%
• C: Don - 7% • D: Fitz - 10%


£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
What nationality was the surrealist painter René Magritte?
'50:50' and 'Phone-a-Friend' lifelines used
• A: French • B: Swiss
• C: Belgian • D: Dutch
Nadeem didn't know, so he first used his '50:50' lifeline, which left B: Swiss and C: Belgian. He still didn't have an idea, so he phoned his friend Anne, who didn't know either. Nadeem decided to play and went for C: Belgium; this was correct and he won £64,000.


£125,000 (12 to 15) - Not Timed
What type of creature is a 'hoopoe'?
• A: Bird • B: Fish
• C: Insect • D: Mammal


£250,000 (13 to 15) - Not Timed
What was the first name of the composer Puccini?
• A: Enrico • B: Guillermo
• C: Rodolfo • D: Giacomo
Nadeem didn't know, so he walked away with £125,000. He said he would have said D: Giacomo had he played the question. The correct answer was D: Giacomo.

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