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Richard Godefroy, a CID Sergeant from Horley, Surrey, was the first contestant on series 9 of the UK version of the show on 8 January 2001. He walked away with £64,000.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the southernmost, put these cities in the order they are situated along the M6.
• A: Preston • B: Carlisle
• C: Birmingham • D: Stoke-on-Trent

From the 10 starting contestants, 7 got it right, but Richard (with a time of 7.48 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-D-A-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Richard's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which boy band's original line-up was Gary, Howard, Jason, Mark and Robbie?
• A: That's That • B: How's That?
• C: Take That • D: Just Like That

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these refers to a haughty or pretentious woman?
• A: Duchess Dirt • B: Princess Filth
• C: Lady Muck • D: Madame Manure

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What are you said to pass when you give responsibility to someone else?
• A: The dime • B: The nickel
• C: The dollar • D: The buck

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What name is given to concrete strengthened with metal?
• A: Reinstated concrete • B: Reinsured concrete
• C: Reinforced concrete • D: Reinvented concrete

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these words means a sporting event consisting of a series of boat or yacht races?
• A: Regatta • B: Meet
• C: Joust • D: Matchplay

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the first name of the Soviet politican Stalin?
• A: Nikita • B: Joseph
• C: Mikhail • D: Leonid

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
How many wheels were there on a hansom cab?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: One - 3% • B: Two - 72%
• C: Three - 15% • D: Four - 10%

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
In October 1999, who witnessed his daughter winning her first professional boxing bout?
• A: Henry Cooper • B: Muhammad Ali
• C: George Foreman • D: Joe Frazier

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What type of animal is an appaloosa?
• A: Cat • B: Dog
• C: Sheep • D: Horse

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
The Pilgrim Fathers are believed to have landed on which spot in America in 1620?
• A: Torquay Rock • B: Plymouth Rock
• C: Falmouth Rock • D: Newquay Rock

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
The tarantella is a dance originated in which country?
'50:50' and 'Phone-A-Friend' lifelines used
• A: Spain • B: Greece
• C: France • D: Italy
Richard wasn't sure, so he decided to use his 50:50, eliminating A and C. As his original guess turned out to be wrong, he decided to call his boss's wife Cher, who immediately said it was Italy. He decided to go with her and won £64,000.

£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Who directed the film musical 'My Fair Lady'?
• A: Billy Wilder • B: George Cukor
• C: Robert Wise • D: George Stevens
Richard had no clue, so he decided to walk away with £125,000. The correct answer was B: George Cukor.


Preceded by
Larraine & Russell Thomas
UK Contestant (Series 9)
Richard Godefroy
Succeeded by
Greg Carter

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