Samantha Thomas, from Bradford, was a contestant on series 1 of the UK version of the show on 6-7 September, 1998. She walked away with £16,000.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
A piccolo is a smaller version of which instrument?
• A: Violin • B: Harp
• C: Guitar • D: Flute
All 9 remaining contestants got it right, but Samantha (with a time of 2.15 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D: Flute, making it into the Hot Seat.

Samantha's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which name has been shared by six Kings of Great Britain?
• A: Jason • B: George
• C: Wesley • D: Wayne
The klaxon called time and Samantha would return on £100 with all 3 lifelines still available.

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
An 'ingot' is a bar of what?
• A: Soap • B: Chocolate
• C: Metal • D: Candy

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What name is given to the calm area at the centre of a hurricane?
• A: Ear • B: Mouth
• C: Nose • D: Eye

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which flower is the symbol of the Labour Party in Britain?
• A: Red rose • B: Pink carnation
• C: Daffodil • D: Thistle

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the Princess Royal's married name?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Mrs. Briggs • B: Mrs. Smith
• C: Mrs. Connolly • D: Mrs. Laurence
Ask the Audience Results: A: 4% • B: 1% • C: 6% • D: 89%

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which TV series is set in the village of Beckindale?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Where the Heart Is • B: Peak Practice
• C: Heartbeat • D: Emmerdale

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
How many balls are used in Billiards?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Three • B: Seven
• C: Fifteen • D: Sixteen
Samantha had no idea, so she decided to call her friend Gary, who was certain it was Three. She decided to go with him, and won £4,000.

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Americans call it a 'faucet' - what do we call it?
• A: Nappy • B: Bathroom
• C: Tap • D: Hydrant

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Of which island nation is Kingston the capital?
• A: Jamaica • B: Bahamas
• C: New Zealand • D: Sri Lanka

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which country is famous for a pine-scented wine called Retsina?
• A: Italy • B: Spain
• C: Portugal • D: Greece
Samantha did not want to play, so she decided to walk away with £16,000. The correct answer was D: Greece.


Preceded by
Tina Bird
UK Contestant (Series 1)
Samantha Thomas
Succeeded by
John Stewart

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