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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
£1,000,000Which 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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DEMOCRATIC presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was met by jeering protestors as a recent campaign stop appeared to go horribly wrong.
Buttigieg was initially welcomed by $15 minimum wage activists – but things soon went south for the former South Bend, Indiana mayor, according to footage taken at an event on Monday.
In the video, posted by TIME, Buttigieg can be seen making a stop to join McDonald’s workers and activists taking part in a Fight For $15 march, in Charleston, South Carolina.
The 38-year-old was initially welcomed by the group, and after hugging one protestor, the former attempted to give a speech to the crowd.
Within a minute of Buttigieg taking the mic, however, the heckles had begun.
One person could be heard calling the former mayor a “flip-flopper,” while another said he was “co-opting the movement.”
“PETE CAN’T BE OUR PRESIDENT”
Soon, minimum wage marchers had begun chanting over Buttigieg’s speech itself, repeating their slogan, “We work, we sweat, put $15 on our check.”
Also present at the march were members of the Poor People’s Campaign and activists from Black Youth Project 100, an African American youth social justice organization.
Members of the latter then began to heckle Buttigieg over his political record.
As the former mayor then walked away from the minimum wage march, flanked by campaign staff, BYP100 activists began chanting: “Pete can’t be our President. Where was $15 in South Bend?”
The TIME footage shows Buttigieg leaving the scene and being followed by BYP100 activists.
As he then moved to enter his SUV, the presidential candidate could be heard referencing a plan for disabled workers to those who had followed him.
According to reports, Buttigieg was the only president candidate to appear at the March – though representative from other candidates’ campaign teams were present.
In the latest Winthrop Poll, Buttigieg only had 1% support from African Americans.
The minimum wage in Indiana currently stands at $7.25.
POLITICAL RECORD QUESTIONED
Last year, when Buttigieg was the city’s mayor, the South Bend Tribune called for the minimum wage to be increased to $12 per hour.
In 2016, Buttigieg had been able to get minimum wage for city employees raised to $10.10 an hour – but state law prevented local municipalities from instituting a higher mandated minimum wage for all businesses.
South Carolina primary is the forth nominating contest for the Democratic Party in 2020 and will take place on February 29.
Candidates have already stressed the importance of succeeding in the state, which awards 63 delegates, of which 54 are pledged delegates allocated on the basis of the results of the primary.
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But a Lords spokesman said: “Between 2010 and 2018, the daily allowance was frozen.
“In the last decade, the House of Lords daily allowance has increased by 4.3 per cent.
“In that same period, the salaries of MPs went up by more than 20 per cent.”
The Sun Says
WE didn’t think the Lords could do any more harm to their shattered reputation — but the grasping duffers have found a way.
The unelected chamber was already on thin ice before peers spent three years shamefully trying to overturn Brexit while pocketing £313 a day tax-free.
And you might think that, with their public standing now shredded, they would have the decency to freeze that rate.
Especially with inflation at only 1.4 per cent. But no.
They’ve voted themselves an inflation-busting 3.1 per cent instead — so they’ll now get £323 just for showing up.
A few Lords and Ladies have experience and ability, we admit.
The rest shuffle in for the warmth and the cash.
The truth is the House of Lords is an antiquated insult to our democracy, a dumping ground for political failures and discredited cronies, where almost no one is too odious . . . though it still draws the line at Bercow, obviously.
A courageous Government with a big majority would take it on and reinvent it as a mainly elected second chamber — with a small handful of unelected peers chosen for specific expertise.
How about it, Boris?
Former Speaker John Bercow explains ‘conspiracy’ to block him from House of Lords