Patrick Calthrop a former IT manager from Hertfordshire won £250,000 on February 16, 2002. His first appearance in the hotseat started on February 12th 2002.

He appeared on Fastest Finger First on November 27th 2001, but didn’t make it to the Hot Seat.


Fastest Finger First question

Fastest Finger First question
Starting with the fewest, put these numbers in order of how many syllables there are in each.
• A: Eleven • B: Twelve
• C: Twenty • D: Twenty Seven
From the 8 contestants, 5 got it right, but Peter (with a time of 5.11 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-C-A-D, making it into the Hot Seat.

Patrick's Run to the Million

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
The singing duo Robson & Jerome were once in which TV drama?
• A: Copper, Copper • B: Doctor, Doctor
• C: Vet, Vet • D: Soldier, Soldier

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What name is given to a rope or line fixed to the ground to support a tent?
• A: Graham • B: Gunther
• C: Gareth • D: Guy

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
With which of these is the US city of Las Vegas most associated?
• A: Museums • B: Trams
• C: Canals • D: Casinos

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a film starring Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller?
'Ask The Audience' lifeline used
• A: Meet the In-Laws - 10% • B: Meet the Parents - 77%
• C: Meet the Family - 10% • D: Meet the Clan - 3%

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What physical feature is particuarly associated with the literary character Cyrano de Bergarac?
• A: Large Feet • B: Small Hands
• C: Bent Back • D: Large Nose

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
In which country is the River Somme, the scene of heavy fighting during World War I?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Belguim • B: Netherlands
• C: Germany • D: France
Patrick used his 50:50 which left A and D, Patrick went for France winning £2,000 before the klaxon called time which meant that Patrick would return on Saturday on £2,000 with 1 lifeline remaining, Phone A Friend.

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these Biblical characters has become synonymous with extreme old age, having supposedly lived for 969 years?
• A: Saul • B: Solomon
• C: Methuselah • D: Issac

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
'London Calling' and 'Rock the Casbah' were hit singles for which British rock group?
• A: The Clash • B: The Sex Pistols
• C: The Buzzcocks • D: The Alarm

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of the home ground of Cardiff City football club?
• A: Ninian Cottage • B: Ninian Park
• C: Ninian Bank • D: Ninian Road

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the name of the Queens' Paternal grandmother?
'Phone A Friend' lifeline used
• A: Maud • B: Mary
• C: Alice • D: Alexandra
Patrick decided to use his last lifeline, Phone A Friend. he called David who was certain it was Mary and was right.

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Who wrote the award-winning play 'Dancing at Lughnasa'?
• A: Arthur Miller • B: Samuel Beckett
• C: Alan Ayckbourn • D: Brian Friel

£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
What name is given to a senior bishop who sit as members at the House of Lords?
• A: Lords Ethereal • B: Lords Spiritual
• C: Lords Sacred • D: Lords Clerical

£250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the largest satellite of the planet Mars?
• A: Pheonix • B: Photon
• C: Phobos • D: Pharaoh

£500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
Which country's flag features a parrot?
• A: Tonga • B: Surinam
• C: Dominica • D: Vanuatu
Patrick had been studying flags but he didn't know about a flag with a Parrot on, so he decided to take the money. Patrick said he would have gone for Surinam or Tonga, if he did he would have lost £218,000 - the correct answer was Dominica.