The original British version of the quiz show that's become a worldwide hit. Host Chris Tarrant asks hopeful contestants a series of questions, each more difficult than the last. As the questions get harder, the prize money increases, until at last the lucky (or smart) contestant reaches the million-pound prize. Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
The first UK winner of the jackpot was Judith Keppel
in 2000. She correctly identified Henry II as the English husband of Eleanor of Aquitaine, and subsequently became a regular on Eggheads
(2003). See more
Referenced in QI: Hoaxes