Peter Franks, an university professor from New Malden, Surrey, was a contestant on series 21 of the UK version of the show on June 9th & 16th, 2007. He walked away with £32,000 after incorrectly answering his £64,000 question.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Put these human bones in order from longest to shortest.
• A: Stirrup • B: Femur
• C: Metatarsal • D: Tibia

From the 8 remaining contestants, only Peter (with a time of 3.60 seconds) correctly answered B-D-C-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

Peter's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Traditonally, what does a bride carry as she walks up the aisle?
• A: Bouquet • B: Tray of drinks
• C: Portable TV • D: The vicar

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a party featuring country dancing?
• A: Stable dance • B: Barn dance
• C: Shed dance • D: Pen dance

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these fish is most likely to be caught in Loch Lomond?
• A: Sturgeon • B: Piranha
• C: Salmon • D: Red snapper

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What is sometimes said to mean 'We are all in the same position'?
• A: Join the society • B: Join the club
• C: Join the guild • D: Join the association

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these Australian mammals is not a marsupial?
• A: Koala • B: Dingo
• C: Kangaroo • D: Possum
The klaxon called time and Peter would return on £1,000 with all 3 lifelines still available.

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What name is given to a skirt that flares from the waist?
• A: A-line • B: B-line
• C: C-line • D: D-line

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
'The Heart of Midlothian' is a novel by which author?
• A: Walter Scott • B: George Eliot
• C: Charles Dickens • D: Thomas Hardy

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these women was known as 'The Maid'?
• A: Florence Nightingale • B: Cleopatra
• C: Joan of Arc • D: Elizabeth I

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What name is given to the swampy Caribbean coast of Honduras and Nicaragua?
• A: Coromandel Coast • B: Ivory Coast
• C: Gold Coast • D: Mosquito Coast

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these TV presenters was elected Rector of Dundee University in February 2004?
'50:50', 'Phone-A-Friend' and 'Ask the Audience' lifelines used
• A: Kaye Adams • B: Lorraine Kelly - 62%
• C: Carol Smillie - 38% • D: Gail Porter
Peter isn't sure, so he goes 50:50. Still unsure, he uses his Phone-A-Friend lifeline to call Fiona. Fiona doesn't know for sure, but would say Carol Smillie. Peter has no choice, but to Ask the Audience and use all three lifelines on one question. 68% is enough for Peter to go with his original instinct, and makes B his Final Answer. It's right, he's won £32,000.

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
The 1850's painting of Ophelia in Tate Britain was painted by which artist?
• A: Hunt • B: Millais
• C: Rossetti • D: Morris
Peter rules out Hunt and Morris, leaving B and C as his possible options. He has a feeling it's C, so he goes for it. Unnfortunately, it was the other one, B. Pete leaves with £32,000.


Preceded by
Phil Hitchen
UK Contestant (Series 21)
Peter Franks
Succeeded by
Lisa Foster