Pat Linehan, a refrigeration engineer from London, was a contestant on series 2 of the UK version of the show on 7 January, 1999. He walked away with £16,000.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the highest, put these four judo belts in order by the skill of the wearer.
• A: Brown • B: Green
• C: Black • D: Yellow

From the 10 contestants, 5 got it right, but Pat (with a time of 4.47 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-A-B-D, making it into the Hot Seat.

Pat's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What language is spoken by the inhabitants of Venice?
• A: French • B: Japanese
• C: Italian • D: Double Dutch

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What is a 'penny black'?
• A: A butterfly • B: A flag
• C: A hat • D: A stamp

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
To which section of the orchestra does the 'oboe' belong?
• A: Strings • B: Brass
• C: Woodwind • D: Percussion

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the name of King Arthur's sword?
• A: Excalibur • B: Excelsior
• C: Extempora • D: Exocet

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which horse was the title of an Anna Sewell novel?
• A: Black Bess • B: Red Rum
• C: Black Beauty • D: Black Agnes

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
In which sport might you traverse on the piste?
• A: Fencing • B: Skiing
• C: Rhythmic Gymnastics • D: Badminton

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What does a 'protractor' measure?
• A: Velocity • B: Humidity
• C: Angles • D: Land elevation

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which Elton John song starts with the words 'It's a little bit funny, this feeling inside'?
• A: Your Song • B: Sacrifice
• C: Daniel • D: Pinball Wizard

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
For which country did George Best play international football?
• A: England • B: Scotland
• C: Wales • D: Northern Ireland

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
From which plant is linseed oil derived?
'Ask the Audience', '50:50' and 'Phone a Friend' lifelines used
• A: Poppy • B: Flax
• C: Cotton • D: Sunflower
Ask the Audience Results: A: - • B: 40% • C: - • D: 37%
Pat did not know, so he decided to ask the audience, Flax being the most voted answer (40%), closely followed by Sunflower (37%). He then decided to use his 50:50, eliminating A and C. As these left the two most voted answers, he decided to call his friend Peter, who thought it was Flax, but he was not certain. After stating that he would go for Flax, he changed his mind and decided to walk away with £16,000. The correct answer was indeed B: Flax.



  • His £500 question is the same as Hillary Daw's $500 question in the US.
Preceded by
Fiona McKenzie
UK Contestant (Series 2)
Pat Linehan
Succeeded by
Fiona Wheeler