COUGHING Major Charles Ingram cheated his way to the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? jackpot but YOU could win it fair and square – could you not?
ITV’s three-part drama Quiz, recreating Ingram’s con on the ITV gameshow in 2001, and the ensuing court case, closed tonight with Matthew Macfadyen in the lead role and Michael Sheen as host Chris Tarrant.
Here, we see if you have what it might take to win the £1million payout with your grey matter alone.
Five people have done that, with no foul play, on the show hosted by Tarrant from 1998 until 2014.
Emily Fairbairn reveals the questions three of them aced – Judith Keppel, David Edwards and Pat Gibson – for you to test your skill against.
And no coughing, please.
GARDEN designer Judith was the show’s first winner, in 2000, and has starred on BBC quiz Eggheads since 2003.
£100 Complete this phrase. As sick as a . . .
a) Partridge, b) Puffin, c) Parrot, d) Penguin
£200 Which legal document states a person’s wishes regarding the disposal of their property after death?
a) Would, b) Shall, c) Should, d) Will
£300 Complete the title of the James Bond film The Man With The Golden . . .
a) Tooth, b) Gun, c) Eagle, d) Delicious
£500 Which of these fruits shares its name with something superior or desirable?
a) Apricot, b) Grapefruit, c) Plum, d) Mango
£1,000 In which sport do two teams pull at the opposite ends of a rope?
a) Tug of war, b) Basketball, c) Ice hockey, d) Polo
£2,000 Where does a cowboy wear chaps?
a) On his head, b) On his arms, c) On his legs, d) On his hands
£4,000 Which of these zodiac signs is not represented by an animal with horns?
a) Taurus, b) Capricorn, c) Aquarius, d) Aries
£8,000 Sherpas and Gurkhas are native to which country?
a) Russia, b) Ecuador, c) Nepal, d) Morocco
£16,000 Prime Minister Tony Blair was born in which country?
a) England, b) Northern Ireland, c) Scotland, d) Wales
£32,000 Whose autobiography has the title A Long Walk To Freedom?
a) Ranulph Fiennes, b) Mother Teresa, c) Nelson Mandela, d) Mikhail Gorbachev
£64,000 Duffle coats are named after a town in which country?
a) Belgium, b) Holland, c) Germany, d) Austria
£125,000 Complete this stage instruction in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale: “Exit, pursued by a . . . ”:
a) Tiger, b) Clown, c) Bear d) Dog
£250,000 The young of which creature is known as a squab?
a) Salmon, b) Horse, c) Pigeon, d) Octopus
£500,000 Who is the patron saint of Spain?
a) St James, b) St John, c) St Benedict, d) St Peter
£1,000,000 Which king was married to Eleanor of Aquitaine?
a) Henry I, b) Henry II, c) Richard I, d) Henry V
IRISH multiple world champ quizzer Pat triumphed in 2004 and is also an Eggheads TV regular.
£100 In children’s stories, how many wishes are granted by a genie or fairy?
a) One, b) Two, c) Three, d) Four
£200 Which phrase refers to discussion about work outside working hours?
a) Talking factory, b) Talking store, c) Talking shop, d) Talking mill
£300 What is the colour of the front door of 10 Downing Street?
a) Red, b) Blue, c) Yellow, d) Black
£500 Complete David Dickinson’s famous catchphrase: “Cheap as . . . ”?
a) Cheddar, b) Chowder, c) Chips, d) Chilli
£1,000 What is the first word in the phonetic alphabet?
a) Apple, b) Alpha, c) Armadillo, d) Amazon
£2,000 Which girl’s name is the title of a song on The Beatles’ album Rubber Soul?
a) Mandy, b) Michelle, c) Madeleine, d) Marianne
£4,000 In 1581, Sir Francis Drake became mayor of which city?
a) Hull, b) Glasgow, c) Plymouth, d) Bristol
£8,000 The Walrus And The Carpenter is a well-known verse in which children’s novel?
a) Swallows And Amazons, b) The Hobbit, c) Through The Looking Glass, d) Stig Of The Dump
£16,000 In heraldry, a lion standing on one or two hind legs, with one foreleg raised above the other, is described as what?
a) Dormant, b) Passant, c) Couchant, d) Rampant
£32,000 What is the name of the world’s highest active volcano?
a) Etna, b) St Helens, c) Cotopaxi, d) Krakatoa
£64,000 In Welsh, what does ‘afon’ mean?
a) Fort, b) Meadow, c) Pool, d) River
£125,000 Which king wrote a famous denunciation of smoking?
a) Richard I, b) William I, c) George I, d) James I
£250,000 What is the female equivalent of the Oedipus complex?
a) Electra complex, b) Athena complex, c) Diana complex, d) Pandora complex
£500,000 Which of these creatures are most associated with naturalist and artist John James Audubon?
a) Beetles, b) Butterflies, c) Birds, d) Bats
£1,000,000 Which of these is not one of the American Triple Crown horse races?
a) Arlington Million, b) Belmont Stakes, c) Kentucky Derby, d) Preakness Stakes
FORMER physics teacher David was the first man to win the show, the year after Judith Keppel.
£100 Which of these is a drink made with fruit juices, spices and often wine or spirits?
a) Knock, b) Thump, c) Punch, d) Whack
£200 A big, portable cassette recorder with speakers is known as a ghetto . . . what?
a) Blaster, b) Blower, c) Blarer, d) Banger
£300 Which of these phrases refers to a brief success?
a) Blaze in the pot, b) Spark in the tub, c) Flare in the jug, d) Flash in the pan
£500 Which of these is a type of hat?
a) Sausage roll, b) Pork pie, c) Scotch egg, d) Potato crisp
£1,000 Which of these is a duty levied on the legal recognition of documents?
a) Off duty, b) Stamp duty, c) Heavy-duty, d) Jury duty
£2,000 Which singer was regularly ridiculed by Morecambe and Wise?
a) Rolf Harris, b) Des O’Connor, c) Gracie Fields, d) Barry Manilow
£4,000 Which of these is a game played by Harry Potter and his friends?
a) Qwerty, b) Quibble, c) Quidditch, d) Quantum
£8,000 Which city hosted the 2001 FA Cup Final?
a) London, b) Leeds, c) Manchester, d) Cardiff
£16,000 Which of these have to pass a test on ‘The Knowledge’ to get a licence?
a) Taxi drivers, b) Bus drivers, c) Police officers, d) Ambulance drivers
£32,000 In 2001, Donald Campbell’s Bluebird was recovered from which lake?
a) Bala Lake, b) Kleder Water, c) Coniston Water, d) Lake Windermere
£64,000 According to legend, the composer Salieri poisoned which rival?
a) Brahms, b) Haydn, c) Liszt, d) Mozart
£125,000 What is the real first name of former Home Secretary Jack Straw?
a) Justin, b) James, c) John, d) Joseph
£250,000 What creature is a grackle?
a) Lizard, b) Bird, c) Fish, d) Beetle
£500,000 The Newlyn School is associated with which group of people?
a) Method actors, b) Circus entertainers, c) Painters, d) Musicians
£1,000,000 If you planted the seeds of Quercus robur, what would grow?
a) Trees, b) Flowers, c) Vegetables, d) Grain
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