Steve Kidd. a mature student and very keen quizzer from Pontefract, West Yorkshire, won £250,000 on 20th November 2004. He once appeared on Fastest Finger First on 23rd October 2004 but failed to get into the Hot Seat.


Fastest Finger First Question Edit

Fastest Finger First
Put these Michael Douglas films in the order they were first released.
• A: Basic Instinct • B: Fatal Attraction
• C: Romancing the Stone • D: Traffic

From the 10 contestants, 5 correctly answered C-B-A-D, but, in a time of 3.44 seconds, Steve Kidd was the fastest, making it into the Hot Seat.

Steven's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Hover and Rotary are varieties of what?
• A: Barbecue • B: Lawnmower
• C: Steam Iron • D: Vacuum Cleaner

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a popular children's game?
• A: Patricia Pleads • B: Simon Says
• C: Tim Tells • D: David Demands

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a name given to objects and ornaments of little value?
• A: Bric-a-brac • B: Tick-tack
• C: Flick-flack • D: Pickaback

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Associated with the wild west, which densely branched plant breaks off and rolls about in the weed?
• A: Fallweed • B: Tossweed
• C: Dropweed • D: Tumbleweed

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What name is given to the various substances which trigger allergic reactions?
• A: Allegros • B: Allergens
• C: Allegations • D: Allegories

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
In cockney rhyming slang, what is your 'whistle and flute'?
• A: Root • B: Boot
• C: Suit • D: Loot

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
'Terrier' is a nickname given to someone who belongs to which organisation?
• A: St. John Ambulance • B: Freemasons
• C: Pony Club • D: Territorial Army

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which band who formed in the 1960's, took its name from a song by blues singer Muddy Waters?
• A: Beatles • B: Moody Blues
• C: Procol Harum • D: Rolling Stones

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which period of British history ran from 1811 to 1820?
• A: Jacobean • B: Stuart
• C: Victorian • D: Regency

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
The US city of Baton Rouge lies on which river?
• A: Colorado • B: Rio Grande
• C: Mississippi • D: Potomac

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which former Blue Peter presenter was named Chief Scout by the Scout Association in 2004?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Peter Duncan - 70% • B: John Noakes - 18%
• C: Mark Curry - 11% • D: Simon Groom - 1%

£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which composer was ordained as a priest in 1703?
• A: Vivaldi • B: Mozart
• C: Beethoven • D: Wagner

£250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
Which work of fiction is set in the town of Llaregubb?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Under Milk Wood • B: The Old Devils
• C: How Green Was My Valley • D: The Quiet Man
Steve phoned his mate Darren who knew immediately it was Under Milk Wood.

£500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the nationality of the artist Frida Kahlo?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Greek • B: Egyptian
• C: Mexican • D: Irish
Steve didn't have a clue but he used 50:50 just out of interest. He still didn't care so he left with a quarter of a million. The correct answer was C: Mexican

Post-WWTBAM Edit

On January 15, 2005, Steve was one of the Phone a Friends of contestant Keith Pottage. Keith phoned him at his £64,000 question, with a feast day on July 29th, who is the patron saint of Norway. At 10 seconds, Steve told him he was 100% it was D: Saint Olaf, so Steve went for D: Saint Olaf and got it right.

Trivia Edit

When Steve won £125,000, he danced a jig with Chris Tarrant - then he ran round the studio excitedly - albeit in an unusual style, prompting laughter from Tarrant and the audience.


Steve's Run to the Million (from £500) -[1]

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