Roger Maynard, a taxi driver from Tiverton, Devon, was a contestant on series 2 of the UK version of the show on 12 January, 1999. He walked away with £32,000 after incorrectly answering his £64,000 question.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the northernmost, put these four shipping forecast areas in order from north to south.
• A: South-East Iceland • B: Humber
• C: Forth • D: Dover

From the 10 contestants, 4 got it right, but Roger (with a time of 7.65 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer A-C-B-D, making it into the Hot Seat.

Roger's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which building did Guy Fawkes try to blow up?
• A: Houses of Parliament • B: St Paul's Cathedral
• C: Taj Mahal • D: Millennium Dome

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
In which country is the mining valley, the Rhondda?
• A: South Africa • B: Australia
• C: Wales • D: The USA

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Who designed the present St Paul's Cathedral?
• A: John Nash • B: Inigo Jones
• C: Frank Lloyd Wright • D: Sir Christopher Wren

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the smallest and least powerful piece on a chessboard?
• A: Bishop • B: Knight
• C: Rook • D: Pawn

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What is an Australian 'billabong'?
• A: A sheep ranch • B: A song
• C: A party • D: A water hole

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which monarch was on the British throne at the time of the Crimean War?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: George III - 7% • B: William IV - 14%
• C: Edward VII - 15% • D: Queen Victoria - 64%

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Whose discovery of the law of gravity was supposedly inspired by a falling apple?
• A: Albert Einstein • B: Isaac Newton
• C: William Tell • D: Benjamin Franklin

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Who famously defeated Steve Davis on the final black to become World Snooker champion in 1985?
• A: Joe Johnson • B: Alex Higgins
• C: Dennis Taylor • D: Stephen Hendry

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
In which West End musical did Topol play a singing milkman?
• A: Oliver • B: Fiddler on the Roof
• C: Cats • D: Blood Brothers

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which Disney film features Pongo and Perdita?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Lady and the Tramp • B: The Aristocats
• C: The Lion King • D: 101 Dalmatians
Roger decided to call her girldfriend's sister Karen, who was absolutely positive it was 101 Dalmatians (even saying it before Roger read it). He decided to go with her and won £32,000.

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Who painted 'The Birth of Venus'?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Raphael • B: Donatello
• C: Michelangelo • D: Botticelli


Preceded by
Mark Manley
UK Contestant (Series 2)
Roger Maynard
Succeeded by
Lisa Hixson

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