UK Tony Birkby

Tony Birkby leaves with £64,000

Tony Birkby, from Middlesex, England, was a contestant on the UK version of the show on January 16, 2000. He walked away with £64,000.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting earliest in the year, put these special days in the order they are celebrated in the USA.
• A: Independence Day • B: Christmas Day
• C: Thanksgiving Day • D: New Year's Day

From the 10 contestants, 5 got it right, but Tony (with a time of 7.45 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-A-C-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Tony's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Who recorded the world's biggest selling single, 'Candle in the Wind'?
• A: Elton John • B: Cliff Richard
• C: Meat Loaf • D: The Smurfs
£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which king of England was nicknamed 'Lionheart'?
• A: Richard I • B: Henry I
• C: George I • D: William I
£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
The M1 motorway links London to which of these areas?
• A: South Wales • B: Cornwall
• C: Kent • D: Yorkshire
£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
In India and the Far East, what is a 'pagoda'?
• A: Holy man • B: Temple
• C: Small boat • D: Savoury pancake
£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
From which creature is caviar obtained?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Sturgeon - 92% • B: Cuttlefish - 5%
• C: Seahorse - 2% • D: Crab - 1%
£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which device in a computer makes it possible to access the Internet?
• A: Modem • B: Boot
• C: Mouse • D: Floppy disk
£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What kind of toy is a 'marionette'?
• A: Model car • B: String puppet
• C: Rocking horse • D: Skittle set
£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which South American country is the largest in area?
• A: Colombia • B: Venezuela
• C: Argentina • D: Brazil
£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
'Sing As We Go' is the title of the autobiography of which singer?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: George Formby • B: Jessie Matthews
• C: Gracie Fields • D: Vera Lynn
£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
In which country do 'Walloons' live?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Poland • B: Belgium
• C: Spain • D: Ireland
Tony didn't know, so he decided to phone his friend Mark, who didn't know the answer. He decided to guess B, and got it right, winning £32,000
£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Welsh holiday resot Portmeirion was the setting for which cult TV series of the 1960s?
• A: Man in a Suitcase • B: The Prisoner
• C: The Fugitive • D: The Protectors
£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
In May 1954, where did Roger Bannister become the first man to run a mile in under four minutes?
• A: St Andrews • B: Cambridge
• C: Durham • D: Oxford
Tony didn't have an idea, so he decided to walk away with £64,000. The correct answer was D: Oxford

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