Richard Hale, a truck salesman from Somerset, was a contestant on series 3 of the UK version of the show on 13 March, 1999. He walked away with £32,000 after incorrectly answering his £64,000 question.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the lightest, put these four boxing weights in order.
• A: Welterweight • B: Flyweight
• C: Strawweight • D: Heavyweight

From the 9 remaining contestants, 5 got it right, but Richard (with a time of 3.89 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-B-A-D, making it into the Hot Seat.

Richard's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
As what did Leonardo da Vinci become famous?
• A: Chef • B: Artist
• C: Actor • D: Mafia boss

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What Christian name was used by the children's writer with the surname Potter?
• A: Enid • B: Beatrix
• C: Alice • D: Pansy

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which animal lends its name to a type of police car?
• A: Zebra • B: Cheetah
• C: Panda • D: Leopard

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What term describes the amalgamation of two or more companies?
• A: Merger • B: Liquidation
• C: Inflation • D: Bond

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Sandhurst Academy specialises in the training of what type of officers?
• A: Army • B: Navy
• C: Air Force • D: Police

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Who teamed up with Michael Bentine, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe to form the Goons?
• A: Tony Hancock • B: Spike Milligan
• C: Kenneth Williams • D: Sid James

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Who invented and patented the first practical ballpoint pen?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Bic - 14% • B: Pentel - 3%
• C: Biro - 77% • D: Ball - 6%

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
The three witches appear in which play by William Shakespeare?
• A: Hamlet • B: Macbeth
• C: Othello • D: Julius Caesar

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Lakes Como and Garda are in which European country?
• A: Switzerland • B: Norway
• C: Netherlands • D: Italy

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these UK entries did not win the Eurovision Song Contest?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Puppet On A String • B: Making Your Mind Up
• C: Congratulations • D: Love Shine A Light

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which Queen claimed to have 'the heart and stomach of a king'?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Mary, Queen of Scots • B: Queen Elizabeth I
• C: Queen Victoria • D: Queen Anne
Richard decided to call his friend Vick, who failed to respond within the alloted time. Therefore, he decided to guess Queen Victoria, but it was the wrong answer. The correct answer was B: Queen Elizabeth I.


Preceded by
Martin Smith
UK Contestant (Series 3)
Richard Hale
Succeeded by
Davy Young

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