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David Rainford (1968 - March 7, 2020), also known as nickname Tremendous Knowledge Dave, from Manchester, England, was a contestant on the show on 9 April, 2005. He walked away with £250,000.

Years after his appearance on Millionaire, he became an Egghead on the BBC series Eggheads along with past Million Pound Winners Judith Keppel and Pat Gibson, and the £64,000 winner Barry Simmons.

In total, Dave was one of nine Eggheads alongside Kevin Ashman, Chris Hughes, Judith Keppel, Barry Simmons, Pat Gibson, David Rainford, Lisa Thiel, Steve Cooke and Beth Webster.

Sadly Rainford passed away on 7 March, 2020, aged 51.

WWTBAM Run

Fastest Finger First

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the most northerly, put these nicknames of premiership football teams in geographical order.
• A: Saints • B: Red Devils
• C: Gunners • D: Magpies

From the 10 contestants, 6 got it right, but David (with a time of 3.05 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-B-C-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

David's Run to the Million

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a flowerless plant?
• A: Des • B: Mel
• C: Phillip • D: Fern


£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
In the UK, where should a postage stamp normally be placed on an envelope?
• A: Top left • B: Top right
• C: Bottom left • D: Bottom right


£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these oranges is also the name of a duck?
• A: Mandarin • B: Satsuma
• C: Clementine • D: Tangerine


£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
A VIP visiting a ship is traditionally... what?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Hooted Aboard • B: Screeched Aboard
• C: Piped Aboard • D: Honked Aboard
Ask the Audience Results: A: 4% • B: 0% • C: 88% • D: 8%


£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which actress sang a duet with Robbie Williams on the 2001 chart topper 'Something Stupid'?
• A: Kim Basinger • B: Nicole Kidman
• C: Kate Winslet • D: Penelope Cruz


£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these men never served as US president?
• A: Douglas MacArthur • B: Thomas Jefferson
• C: Woodrow Wilson • D: Theodore Roosevelt


£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these professions is not a standard character on the board game Clue?
• A: Reverend • B: Admiral
• C: Colonel • D: Professor


£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Who plays the role of Doctor Who's assistant Rose Tyler in the new TV series?
• A: Anna Friel • B: Billie Piper
• C: Racher Stirling • D: Hannah Waterman


£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
In which century did Nell Gwyn live?
• A: Sixteenth • B: Seventeenth
• C: Eighteenth • D: Nineteenth


£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Willy Loman is the central character of which play?
• A: Blithe Spirit • B: The Caretaker
• C: Death of a Salesman • D: An Inspector Calls


£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these US states shares a border with Texas?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Montana • B: Florida
• C: Minnesota • D: Oklahoma


£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the first name of the French composer Gounod, famous for his opera 'Faust'?
• A: Charles • B: Pierre
• C: Hector • D: Igor


£250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these people was not born in 1899?
'Phone-a-Friend' lifeline used
• A: Duke Ellington • B: Charlie Chaplin
• C: Humphery Bogart • D: Ernest Hemmingway
Unsure, David decided to phone his friend Mike, who was 80% sure it was B: Charlie Chaplin. David went with him and got it right.


£500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
As what was the 18th century-born explorer Mungo Park qualified?
• A: Priest • B: Lawyer
• C: Surgeon • D: Engineer
David's instinct was surgeon but he wasn't prepared to risk it, so he decided to walk away with £250,000. The correct answer was indeed C: Surgeon.

Total Prize: £250,000

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