Peter Burnes, from Merseyside, was a contestant was a contestant on series 5 of the UK version of the show on 11 November 1999. He walked away with £64,000.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First
Starting with the largest, put these standard stringed instruments in order of size
• A: Cello • B: Guitar
• C: Violin • D: Double bass

From the 8 contestants, 3 got it right, but Peter (with a time of 6.47 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-A-B-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Peter's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
With which sport is Frank Bruno associated?
• A: Netball • B: Ice skating
• C: Boxing • D: Trampolining

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these names is commonly given to the religious southern states of the US?
• A: Holy Belt • B: Heaven Belt
• C: Bible Belt • D: Chastity Belt

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
With which of the following events is Guy Fawkes most associated?
• A: Gunpowder Plot • B: Wars of the Roses
• C: French Revolution • D: Theft of the Crown Jewels

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these songs topped the charts for Madonna in 1986?
• A: Daddy Cool • B: Oh Mein PApa
• C: Papa Don't Preach • D: Papa Was A Rollin' Stone

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
In 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', who is the sleepy character at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party?
• A: Alice • B: March Hare
• C: Dormouse • D: Mad Hatter

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
In which European capital city is the Colosseum?
• A: Paris • B: Athens
• C: Amsterdam • D: Rome

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which professor was played by Rex Harrison in the film musical 'My Fair Lady'?
• A: Professor Plum • B: Professor Challenger
• C: Professor Higgins • D: Professor Moriarty

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
The word 'gastric' relates to which part of the body?
• A: Lung • B: Heart
• C: Kidney • D: Stomach

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What was established in the US by Allan Pinkerton in the 1850s?
• A: Detective agency • B: News agency
• C: Travel agency • D: Dating agency

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Elizabeth Barrett married which poet?
• A: Alfred Tennyson • B: William Wordsworth
• C: John Keats • D: Robert Browning

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Whom did the British fight at the Battle of Roke's Drift in 1879?
• A: Boers • B: Zulus
• C: French • D: Turks

£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which Shakespeare play features a clown called Touchstone?
'50:50', 'Ask the Audience' and 'Phone a Friend' lifelines used
• A: As You Like It • B: Much Ado About Nothing
• C: Love's Labour's Lost • D: The Comedy of Errors
Ask the Audience Results: A: 65% • B: 35% • C: - • D: -
Peter didn't know, so he used his 50:50 which left A and B. Still unsure, he decided to Ask the Audience, which gave 65% for A and 35% for B. Still unsure, he decided to phone his mother-in-law, who thought it was A, but was unsure of it. But, still unsure, he decided to walk away with £64,000. The correct answer was indeed A: As You Like It.


Preceded by
Gene Hunt
UK Contestant (Series 5)
Peter Burnes
Succeeded by
Andy Connor