Peter Dauncey, a House-husband from London, was a contestant on series 8 of the UK version of the show on September 28 and October 1st, 2000. He walked away with £125,000.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the earlist, put the last four leaders of the Labour Party in chronological order.
• A: John Smith • B: Michael Foot
• C: Tony Blair • D: Neil Kinnock

From the 8 remaining contestants, 4 got it right, but Peter (with a time of 5.34 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-D-A-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Peter's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which Christmas entertainment traditionally involves a girl playing a boy, and a man playing a dame?
• A: Opera • B: Ballet
• C: Pantomime • D: School nativity play

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which shape is something said to go if things turn out badly?
• A: Strawberry • B: Banana
• C: Pear • D: Melon

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Apart from dinner jacket, what else do the letters DJ often stand for?
• A: Deck juggler • B: Disc jockey
• C: Dance jumper • D: Desk jotter

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which national daily newspaper is printed on pink paper?
• A: Financial Times • B: The Independent
• C: Daily Mail • D: The Guardian

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these was a hit for the group Wings?
• A: Isle of Arran • B: Firth of Forth
• C: Mull of Kintyre • D: Old Man of Hoy

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What does the letter 'C' stand for in the abbreviation TUC?
• A: Corporation • B: Congress
• C: Council • D: Commission
TUC stands for Trade Union Congress, so B is the answer.

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
In which sea is the island of Antigua situated?
• A: Mediterranean • B: Baltic
• C: Red • D: Caribbean

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
If an animal is 'arboreal', where is it most likely to live?
• A: In trees • B: In water
• C: In deserts • D: In caves

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What is an American gardener's name for a ladybird?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Ladybug • B: Ladyfly
• C: Ladyspot • D: Ladywig
Peter has an inkling that the answer is A, but uses his 50:50 to be sure.

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Helen Fielding wrote a best-selling novel about whose diary?
• A: Samantha Brown's • B: Bridget Jones's
• C: Polly Smith's • D: Lucy Martin's

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
In which city is Michelangelo's sculpture 'David'?
• A: Paris • B: London
• C: Rome • D: Florence
Peter says he's been there, and knew the answer was Florence before the four options came up.

£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was known as 'The Hammer of the Scots'?
'Ask The Audience', 'Phone-A-Friend' lifelines used
• A: Edward I • B: Mary, Queen of Scots
• C: Edward II • D: George III
Ask the Audience Results: A: 34% • B: 9% • C: 48% • D: 9%
Peter doesn't know, so spends some time deciding whether to Ask the Audience, or Phone "Someone he likes". The audience are split between A and C. Peter says he thought it was 'one of the Edward's', meaning either A or C. He decides to phone his friend Ralph, in Crawley. Ralph is 'almost certain' the answer is Edward I. Chris mentions that if it is Edward I, '48% of the audience know nothing.' The audience for this episode should, theoretically, be the best audience, as for the 100th episode, several past contestants were invited back, including £500,000 winner Peter Lee.

£250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
In which US state is the city of Chattanooga?
• A: Florida • B: Montana
• C: Washington • D: Tennessee
Peter rules out A, B, and C, but then decides he isn't confident, and £125,000 is enough for him. The correct answer was D, Peter would have won £250,000.