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Robert Hipkiss, from Birmingham, England, was a contestant on the show on November 17, 1999. He walked away with £64,000.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the most, place these four nations in order according to the number of countreis they border.
• A: Portugal • B: France
• C: USA • D: China

From the 8 contestants, 2 got it right, but Robert (with a time of 8.09 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-B-C-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

Robert's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a type of parrot?
• A: Cock-a-leekie • B: Cock-a-hoop
• C: Cockatoo • D: Cock-a-doodle-doo

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name for the warmer that is put on a teapot or boiled egg?
• A: Mitten • B: Muff
• C: Cosy • D: Balaclava

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
The drachma is the unit of currency in which country?
• A: Greece • B: Spain
• C: France • D: Italy

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday were best known for what kind of music?
• A: Jazz • B: Opera
• C: Country and Western • D: Punk

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
In which sport does Europe compete against the United States for the Ryder Cup?
• A: Yachting • B: Badminton
• C: Tennis • D: Golf

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
In which country is Chernobyl, site of the 1986 nuclear accident?
• A: Poland • B: Japan
• C: Hungary • D: Ukraine

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which film comedy duo had the first names Bud and Lou?
• A: Laurel and Hardy • B: Martin and Lewis
• C: Hope and Crosby • D: Abbott and Costello

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What is England's most northerly country?
• A: North Yorkshire • B: Northumberland
• C: Norfolk • D: Northamptonshire

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
American author Zane Grey was famous for writing what type of novels?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Westerns - 61% • B: Romances - 10%
• C: Science Fiction - 25% • D: Comedies - 4%

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Meerkats are native to which continent?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Africa • B: Asia
• C: South America • D: Australia

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of the Sunday after Whit Sunday?

'Phone a Friend' lifeline used

• A: Easter Sunday • B: Advent Sunday
• C: Trinity Sunday • D: Mothering Sunday
Robert didn't know, so he decided to phone his friend Lee, who guessed C. He went with him and won £64,000

£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which future James Bond began his career in the chorus of a 1950's production of 'South Pacific'?
• A: Pierce Brosnan • B: George Lazenby
• C: Roger Moore • D: Sean Connery
Robert thought it was D, but he wasn't sure enough to go for it, so he decided to walk away with £64,000. The correct answer was indeed D.

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