Roger Walker, from Surrey, England, was a contestant on the show on February 26th, 2002. He became the seventh and most recent sole person to win £500,000 on the British version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.


Fastest Finger First Question

Fastest Finger First Question
Put these Georges in the order they were born.
• A: George Formby • B: King George I
• C: George Clooney • D: George Washington

Out of 2 of the 9 contestants that answered correctly B-D-A-C, he answered the fastest in a time of 7.54, making it into the Hot Seat.

Roger's Run to the Million

£100 (Q1 of 15) - Not Timed
In cookery, which term describes meat that is easy to cut and eat?
• A: Passionate • B: Tender
• C: Caring • D: Sentimental Correct

£200 (Q2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a show of affection inspired by greedy or selfish motives?
• A: Cabinet Love • B: Cupboard Love
• C: Couch love • D: Cushion love

£300 (Q3 of 15) - Not Timed
What name is given to a wooden board consisting of several thin sheets of wood fixed together?
• A: Plywood • B: Rosewood
• C: Balsa wood • D: Beechwood

£500 (Q4 of 15) - Not Timed
Complete the title of the 1974 comedy western film directed by Mel Brooks, 'Blazing...'?
• A: Stetsons • B: Saddles
• C: Saloons • D: Spurs

£1,000 (Q5 of 15) - Not Timed
What name is given to the crude metal formed into oblong blocks that comes from a smelting furnace?
• A: Dog iron • B: Cow iron
• C: Sheep iron • D: Pig iron

£2,000 (Q6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is not one of the Benelux countries?
• A: France • B: Belgium
• C: Luxembourg • D: Netherlands

£4,000 (Q7 of 15) - Not Timed
What nationality is the swimmer Mark Spitz, winner of seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games?
• A: Australian • B: British
• C: American • D: Canadian

£8,000 (Q8 of 15) - Not Timed
In which TV show did Neal Pearson play a policeman named Tony Clark?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Between the Sheets • B: Between the Seasons
• C: Between the Posts • D: Between the Lines
Ask the Audience Results: A: 9% • B: 1% • C: 5% • D: 85%

£16,000 (Q9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is the name of a Roman palace in West Sussex?
'Phone-a-Friend' and '50:50' lifeline used
• A: Manbourne palace • B: Oxbourne palace
• C: Fishbourne palace • D: Catbourne palace
His friend suggested C: Fishbourne palace, but he wasn't sure of it. Then, Roger went with his 50:50 lifeline.
£32,000 (Q10 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the nickname of the actress Lillie Langtry?
• A: Guernsey Lily • B: Alderney Lily
• C: Sark Lily • D: Jersey Lily

£64,000 (Q11 of 15) - Not Timed
'Pulchritude' is a word applied to someone blessed with what?
• A: Excessive wealth • B: Exceptional talent
• C: Physical beauty • D: Good health

£125,000 (Q12 of 15) - Not Timed
The face of which of these US Presidents is not carved at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota?
• A: George Washington • B: Abraham Lincoln
• C: Theodore Roosevelt • D: Ulysses S. Grant

£250,000 (Q13 of 15) - Not Timed
With which form of painting is James Gillray most closely associated?
• A: Landscape • B: Caricature
• C: Icon • D: Triptych

£500,000 (Q14 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the currency of Bulgaria?
• A: Krona • B: Zloty
• C: Koruna • D: Lev

£1 MILLION (Q15 of 15) - Not Timed (Walked Away)
Which of these is a butterfly, not a moth?
• A: Mother Shipton • B: Red Underwing
• C: Burnished Brass • D: Speckled Wood
Roger immediately decided that he did not have a clue of the million pound question, and having getting up to £16,000 and using up all his lifelines at that stage, and getting the next five questions correctly with no lifelines left and no problem at all, he decided to take the £500,000. He would have guessed B: Red Underwing, but the correct answer was D: Speckled Wood.


  • Roger Walker was the last single contestant to win £500,000. He was also the only contestant to win £500,000 in 2002. Nobody else won £500,000 until Jackie and Laurence Llewellyn Bowen on 11th February 2006 for a Valentine's Children's Hospice Special.
  • Roger managed to correctly answer 5 questions without having access to any of his lifelines.
  • He was the only contestant in the history of the show to see a million pound question without having access to a lifeline after the ninth question.