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Peter Lee, a former sailor from Cardigan, was a contestant on series 6 of the UK version of the show on January 17-18, 2000. He walked away with £500,000, becoming the first contestant to walk away with that sum of money.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the fewest, put these parts of the adult body in order, according to the number of each.
• A: Ribs • B: Teeth
• C: Toes • D: Kidneys

From the 9 remaining contestants, only Peter (with a time of 14.58 seconds) correctly answered D-C-A-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Peter's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the nickname of the American showman William Frederick Cody?
• A: Bison Bob • B: Bulldog Bert
• C: Buffalo Bill • D: Bumblebee Brian

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
If you try to emulate your neighnours socially, you're 'keeping up with the ...'?
• A: Browns • B: Smiths
• C: Joneses • D: Bakers

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the centre of a storm called?
• A: Nose • B: Eye
• C: Ear • D: Chin

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
In the world of trees, what is the opposite of 'evergreen'?
• A: Desiccated • B: Deceptive
• C: Deciduous • D: Deceased

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which word means a person who has little or no experience at sea?
• A: Landlady • B: Land-holder
• C: Landowner • D: Landlubber

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which industry is sometimes referred to as 'Tin Pan Alley'?
• A: Steel • B: Music
• C: Catering • D: Car repair

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
'Corgi' means 'dwarf dog' in which language?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Spanish • B: Italian
• C: Welsh • D: Manx
Ask the Audience Results: A: 19% • B: 20% • C: 46% • D: 15%

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was the last British governor of Hong Kong?
• A: Norman Lamont • B: Chris Patten
• C: Neil Kinnock • D: Edward Heath
The klaxon called time, and Peter would return on £8,000 with 2 lifelines still available.

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Bhutan is a small country situated in which range of mountains?
• A: Alps • B: Pyrenees
• C: Andes • D: Himalayas

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is made from beef?
• A: Prosciutto • B: Pastrami
• C: Pumpernickel • D: Panettone

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these actress has not appeared in 'Coronation Street'?
• A: Patricia Routledge • B: Maureen Lipman
• C: Prunella Scales • D: Joanna Lumley

£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which John Osborne play features the character Archie Rice?
• A: The Entertainer • B: West of Suez
• C: Look Back in Anger • D: Time Present

£250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
Which French Impressionist painter had a son who became a successful film director?
'50:50' and 'Phone a Friend' lifelines used
• A: Pissarro • B: Degas
• C: Sisley • D: Renoir
Peter didn't know, so he used his 50:50, which left A and D. Still unsure, he decided to phone his friend Derek, who thought it was D. He went with him, and won £250,000.

£500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
What does the Japanese word 'kamikaze' literally mean?
• A: Sacred venture • B: Divine wind
• C: Self-destruction • D: Final attack

£1,000,000 (15 of 15) - Not Timed
Which county cricket side is based at Chester-le-Street?
• A: Warwickshire • B: Durham
• C: Northants • D: Leicestershire
Peter thought it was D, but wasn't sure, so he decided to walk away with £500,000. The correct answer was B: Durham.


Preceded by
David Neale
UK Contestant (Series 6)
Peter Lee
Succeeded by
Margaret Whittaker

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