Gerry Lennon, a prison guard from Yorkshire, England, was a contestant on series 5 of the UK version of the show on 7th & 8th November, 1999. He walked away with £125,000, and became the third person on the show after Martin Skillings and the previous contestant Ben Bartle to get up to £125,000 and have all 3 lifelines.


Fastest Finger First

Fastest Finger First question
Put these varieties of berry in alphabetical order.
• A: Loganberry • B: Raspberry
• C: Strawberry • D: Blackberry
Gerry answered correcly D-A-B-C in 6.74 seconds and was the only one who got the right answer, therefore, making it into the Hot Seat.

Gerry's Run to the Million

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What does the referee show to a footballer when he is sending him off the pitch?
• A: White Flag • B: Black Belt
• C: Red Card • D: Green Pepper

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which 'Maggie' gave Rod Stewart a number one hit single?
• A: Maggie Moon • B: Maggie May
• C: Maggie Mole • D: Maggie March

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which royal residence was badly damaged by fire in 1992?
• A: Buckingham Palace • B: Holyrood House
• C: Sandringham • D: Windsor Castle

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of Superman's female associate?
• A: Minnie Mouse • B: Lois Lane
• C: Vicki Vale • D: Olive Oyl

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of President Yeltsin of Russia?
• A: Boris • B: Ivan
• C: Mikhail • D: Yuri

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
In the nursery rhyme, what did Tom the piper's son steal?
• A: Pig • B: Muffin
• C: Sheep • D: Spider

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these walks follows a route from Derbyshire to the scottish borders?
• A: Ridgeway • B: Pilgrim's Way
• C: Cotswold Way • D: Pennine Way
The klaxon called time on £4,000 and the good was that he would return tommorow evening with all 3 lifelines still available.

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these fishes is not a flatfish?
• A: Halibut • B: Flounder
• C: Sole • D: Mulletis

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What nationality was the writer Voltaire?
• A: Russian • B: French
• C: German • D: Austrian

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
The organisation OPEC is concerned with trade in which product?
• A: Steel • B: Oil
• C: Coffee • D: Pharmaceuticals

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these sports is played on a 'rink'?
• A: Badminton • B: Bowls
• C: Rounders • D: Shinty

£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which African country is the largest in area?
• A: Sudan • B: South Africa
• C: Swaziland • D: Sierra Leone

£250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
What is a 'bichon frisé'?
'Ask The Audience', '50:50' and 'Phone A Friend' lifelines used
• A: Dog • B: Lettuce
• C: Wind • D: Muscle
Ask the Audience Results: A: 93% • B: 0% • C: 0% • D: 7%
Gerry decides he needs help. So he asks the audience and a surprisingly high 93% say it's a dog, he then goes 50:50 which left Dog and Wind, then he decides to phone his brother Harry who suggests dog. Still not convinced Gerry takes the £125,000. The correct answer was A: Dog.


On April 4, 2000, Gerry was one of the Phone a Friends of the contestant Gary Luckhurst. Gary phoned him at his £2,000 question, regarding in which country is Andalusia located. Gerry told him he was 100% sure it was D: Spain, So Gary went for it and got it right.


  • The first three of the seven contestants who reached £125,000 with all 3 lifelines still remaining chose to walk away with that amount of money after using them. The last four of the seven contestants reached to £250,000, however, one of them unfortunately lost £218,000 and left with £32,000.


Preceded by
Ben Bartle
UK Contestant (Series 5)
Gerry Lennon
Succeeded by
Craig Jefford