Martin Jenkins, an account manager from Brynna, Mid Glamorgan, was a contestant on series 9 of the UK version of the show on 12 April 2001. He walked away with £250,000.


Fastest Finger First

Fastest Finger First
Starting with the earliest, put these singers in the order they were born.
• A: Bob Geldof • B: Buddy Holly
• C: Paul McCartney • D: Robbie Williams

From the 9 remaining contestants, 7 got it right, but Martin (with a time of 5.28 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-C-A-D, making it into the Hot Seat.

Martin's Run to the Million

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a well known informal term for 'drunk'?
• A: Frozen • B: Pickled
• C: Boiled • D: Fricasseed

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is often part of a bicycle?
• A: Mudguard • B: Mudpack
• C: Mudskipper • D: Mudlark

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Somebody in the focus of public attention is said to be in the...what?
• A: Lycheelight • B: Limelight
• C: Loganberrylight • D: Lemonlight

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name for a get-together of the world's major heads of government?
• A: Summit meeting • B: Peak conference
• C: Top committee • D: Apex panel

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Complete the common phrase: 'The Real...' what?
• A: McCall • B: McCourt
• C: McCann • D: McCoy

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which TV characters famously lived on a blue moon and spoke in musical whistles?
• A: Daleks • B: Clangers
• C: Muppets • D: Wombles

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these word means of or relating to Spain or the Spanish?
• A: Hispanic • B: Teutonic
• C: Gallic • D: Nordic

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Who won an Oscar for her role in the film 'Howards End'?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Emma Thompson • B: Cate Blanchett
• C: Kate Winslet • D: Gwyneth Paltrow
Ask the Audience Results: A: 91% • B: 3% • C: 2% • D: 4%

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
In which county is the town of Swanage?
• A: Cornwall • B: Dorset
• C: Somerset • D: Hampshire

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the standard abbreviation for the word 'megahertz'?
• A: MHz • B: MGh
• C: MHs • D: MGz

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Sir John Falstaff is a character in which of these Shakespeare comedies?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Love's Labour's Lost • B: The Merry Wives of Windsor
• C: Twelfth Night • D: Much Ado About Nothing
After jokingly attempting to call his wife Jane, he decided to call his friend Neeta, who immediately answered The Merry Wives of Windsor. After revealing she was an English teacher, he decided to go with her and won £64,000.

£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the first language of the British King George I?
• A: Spanish • B: Danish
• C: French • D: German

£250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
Zealand is an island belonging to which country?
• A: Denmark • B: Canada
• C: Australia • D: Chile

£500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
Which wartime vegetable dish was named after the Minister of Food?
• A: Winston Pie • B: Woolton Pie
• C: Watson Pie • D: Woollard Pie
Martin had absolutely no idea, so he decided to use his 50:50, eliminating A and C. Martin said he would love to go for it, but he still had no idea, and with a lot at stake, he decided to walk away with £250,000. The correct answer was B: Woolton Pie.



Preceded by
Richard Deeley
UK Contestant (Series 9)
Martin Jenkins
Succeeded by
Bob Hitchin