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The first episode of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?


The first ever episode of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? was transmitted on ITV in the UK, hosted by Chris Tarrant. The first contestant was Graham Elwell who walked away with a fantastic £64,000.


Could you answer a £1 million question? Find out how the UK’s five jackpot winners bagged the top prize (answers at the bottom of the page):

Q1. Which king was married to Eleanor of Aquitaine?
A: Henry I B: Henry II C: Richard I D: Henry V

Q2. If you planted the seeds of ‘Quercus robur’, what would grow?
A: Trees B: Flowers C: Vegetables D: Grain

Q3. Which scientific unit is named after an Italian nobleman?
A: Pascal B: Ohm C: Volt D: Hertz

Q4. 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

Q5. Which boxer was famous for striking the gong in the introduction to J. Arthur Rank films?
A: Bombardier Billy Wells B: Freddie Mills C: Terry Spinks D: Don Cockell

Answers: 1 – B, 2 – A, 3 – C, 4 – A, 5 - A