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Robert Brydges, a retired banker from Hampshire, was a contestant on the Series 10 of the UK version of the show on 29 September, 2001. He became the third contestant to win £1,000,000. His win, coming a mere 11 days after the Charles Ingram affair, sparked some controversy regarding Brydges's wealth prior to his appearance.

He returned to Millionaire in September 9, 2003, playing for charity with Judith Chalmers, winning £32,000. They answered the £250,000 question incorrectly, losing £93,000 for their charities.

He was also in the studio audience on the night that Charles Ingram's cheating took place.


Fastest Finger First QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the earliest, put these TV soaps in the order they were first seen.
• A: Brookside • B: Home and Away
• C: Coronation Street • D: Emmerdale Farm

From the 9 remaining contestants, 4 got it right, but Robert (with a time of 5.67 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-D-A-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Robert's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is Britain's only poisonous snake?
• A: Multiplier • B: Divider
• C: Adder • D: Subtractor

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these refers to an alcoholic drink served with ice?
• A: Shingled • B: On the rocks
• C: Pebble-dashed • D: Stoned

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
At which specific time of day does 'a.m' change to 'p.m.'?
• A: Dawn • B: Midday
• C: Dusk • D: Midnight

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which fabric shares its name with a British river?
• A: Damask • B: Hessian
• C: Khaki • D: Tweed

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
In which location are the famous seats known as the 'front benches' situated?
• A: Canterbury Cathedral • B: Wembley Stadium
• C: Buckingham Palace • D: House of Commons

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What type of vehicle was a Saturn V?
• A: High speed train • B: Cross-channel ferry
• C: Space rocket • D: Hot-air balloon

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
The song 'Get Me to the Church on Time' is featured in which musical?
• A: Brigadoon • B: My Fair Lady
• C: Gigi • D: Camelot

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What does a cryptologist study?
• A: Churches • B: Codes
• C: Sea creatures • D: Architectures

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
The DB range is associated with which car manufacturer?
'Ask The Audience' lifeline used
• A: Aston Martin - 81% • B: Jaguar - 8%
• C: Morgan - 9% • D: Rolls Royce - 2%

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
In the 18th century, Capability Brown was best known for designing what?
• A: Wigs • B: Pottery
• C: Theatre sets • D: Gardens

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which 20th century poet wrote 'The Waste Land'?
• A: Rupert Brooke • B: Ted Hughes
• C: John Betjeman • D: T.S. Eliot

£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a type of flour?
• A: Graham • B: George
• C: Gordon • D: Gerald

£250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
Which town provided the setting for TV's 'Little House on the Prairie'?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Hazelnut Creek • B: Coconut Bay
• C: Walnut Grove • D: Chestnut Wood
Robert felt it was Walnut Grove but was not sure enough, so he decided to call his friend Edwina, who did not know the answer. Nonetheless, he decided to go with his hunch, and won £250,000

£500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these African countries is situated south of the equator?
• A: Ethiopia • B: Nigeria
• C: Zambia • D: Chad

£1,000,000 (15 of 15) - Not Timed
Which scientific unit is named after an Italian nobleman?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Pascal • B: Ohm
• C: Volt • D: Hertz


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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire UK 2001 Robert Brydges 3rd Millionaire


Preceded by
Miles Robson
UK Contestant (series 10)
Robert Brydges
Succeeded by
Michael Donnelly

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