Nick Hand

Nick Hand, a university lecturer from Croydon won £64,000 on September 14th, 2000.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the earliest, put these horse races in the order they are normally run during the year.
• A: St Leger • B: The Grand National
• C: The Cheltenham Gold Cup • D: The Derby

From the 10 contestants, 6 got it correct, but Nick got it right in the fastest time; 6.34 seconds. The correct order was C-B-D-A.

Nick's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 to 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a theory about the creation of the universe?
• A: Big Bong • B: Big Bang
• C: Big Ben • D: Big Bertha

£200 (2 to 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a film directed by Stanley Kubrick?
• A: A Robotic Raspberry • B: A Mechanical Apple
• C: A Clockwork Orange • D: An Automatic Banana

£300 (3 to 15) - Not Timed
Which of these Chinese foods shares its name with a stupid person?
• A: Chop suey • B: Noodle
• C: Fu yung • D: Prawn ball

£500 (4 to 15) - Not Timed
What is the name for the target ball in bowls?
• A: Jim • B: Jack
• C: John • D: Jeremy

£1,000 (5 to 15) - Not Timed
What is the capital of the Isle of Man?
• A: Reginald • B: Maurice
• C: Gilbert • D: Douglas

£2,000 (6 to 15) - Not Timed
What is the correct name for a female whale?
• A: Sow • B: Cow
• C: Mare • D: Doe

£4,000 (7 to 15) - Not Timed
In Britain, the third Sunday in June is dedicated to whom?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Mothers - 3% • B: Fathers - 90%
• C: Lovers - 5% • D: Grandparents - 2%

£8,000 (8 to 15) - Not Timed
Which English king was the victor at the Battle of Agincourt?
'Phone-A-Friend' lifeline used
• A: Richard I • B: Edward II
• C: George IV • D: Henry V
Nick thought it was D: Henry V, but he wasn't sure, so he phoned his friend Ted, who said D: Henry V. Nick went with this answer and won £8,000.

£16,000 (9 to 15) - Not Timed
The European Union has parliamentary buildings in Strasbourg, Luxembourg and which other city?
• A: Maastricht • B: The Hague
• C: Brussels • D: Antwerp

£32,000 (10 to 15) - Not Timed
Which Stoke City, Blackpool and England player was the first European footballer of the year in 1956?
• A: Tom Finney • B: Stanley Matthews
• C: Bobby Charlton • D: Billy Wright

£64,000 (11 to 15) - Not Timed
Which country has the most time zones?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: United States • B: China
• C: Russia • D: Brazil

£125,000 (12 to 15) - Not Timed
Where in the human body is the trapezium bone?
• A: Ear • B: Back
• C: Shoulder • D: Wrist
Nick didn't know, so he walked away with £64,000. He said he would have said D: Wrist had he played the question. The correct answer was D: Wrist.

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