Peter Lee, a former sailor from Cardigan, was a contestant on series 6 of the UK version of the show on January 17-18, 2000. He walked away with £500,000, becoming the first contestant to walk away with that sum of money. Coincidentally, he was the previous and next contestant immediately after David Neale and before Margaret Whittaker both won £250,000.


Fastest Finger First

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the fewest, put these parts of the adult body in order, according to the number of each.
• A: Ribs • B: Teeth
• C: Toes • D: Kidneys

From the 9 remaining contestants, only Peter (with a time of 14.58 seconds) correctly answered D-C-A-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Peter's Run to the Million

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the nickname of the American showman William Frederick Cody?
• A: Bison Bob • B: Bulldog Bert
• C: Buffalo Bill • D: Bumblebee Brian

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
If you try to emulate your neighnours socially, you're 'keeping up with the ...'?
• A: Browns • B: Smiths
• C: Joneses • D: Bakers

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the centre of a storm called?
• A: Nose • B: Eye
• C: Ear • D: Chin

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
In the world of trees, what is the opposite of 'evergreen'?
• A: Desiccated • B: Deceptive
• C: Deciduous • D: Deceased

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which word means a person who has little or no experience at sea?
• A: Landlady • B: Land-holder
• C: Landowner • D: Landlubber

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which industry is sometimes referred to as 'Tin Pan Alley'?
• A: Steel • B: Music
• C: Catering • D: Car repair

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
'Corgi' means 'dwarf dog' in which language?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Spanish • B: Italian
• C: Welsh • D: Manx
Ask the Audience Results: A: 19% • B: 20% • C: 46% • D: 15%

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was the last British governor of Hong Kong?
• A: Norman Lamont • B: Chris Patten
• C: Neil Kinnock • D: Edward Heath
The klaxon called time, and Peter would return on £8,000 with 2 lifelines still available.

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Bhutan is a small country situated in which range of mountains?
• A: Alps • B: Pyrenees
• C: Andes • D: Himalayas

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is made from beef?
• A: Prosciutto • B: Pastrami
• C: Pumpernickel • D: Panettone

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these actress has not appeared in 'Coronation Street'?
• A: Patricia Routledge • B: Maureen Lipman
• C: Prunella Scales • D: Joanna Lumley

£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which John Osborne play features the character Archie Rice?
• A: The Entertainer • B: West of Suez
• C: Look Back in Anger • D: Time Present

£250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
Which French Impressionist painter had a son who became a successful film director?
'50:50' and 'Phone a Friend' lifelines used
• A: Pissarro • B: Degas
• C: Sisley • D: Renoir
This question featured on the DVD documentary Magic Moments and More.

Peter thought it was Renoir, but used his 50:50, which left A and D. Still unsure, he decided to phone his friend 'Del Boy' Derek, who thought it was D. He went with him, and won £250,000.

£500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
What does the Japanese word 'kamikaze' literally mean?
• A: Sacred venture • B: Divine wind
• C: Self-destruction • D: Final attack

£1,000,000 (15 of 15) - Not Timed

The very first Million Pound Question

Which county cricket side is based at Chester-le-Street?
• A: Warwickshire • B: Durham
• C: Northants • D: Leicestershire
Peter thought it was D, but wasn't sure, so he decided to walk away with £500,000. The correct answer was B: Durham.


On October 2, 2000, Peter was one of the Phone a Friends of contestant Ann Stanley. Ann phoned him at her £32,000 question, regarding under which US president did Dan Quayle serve as vice president. Peter told him he was not 100% it was D: George Bush, but didn’t think it was C: Ronald Reagan, so Ann went for D: George Bush and got it right.


Preceded by
David Neale
UK Contestant (Series 6)
Peter Lee
Succeeded by
Margaret Whittaker