Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? (partially found first season of Australian quiz show; 1999)

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The show's logo from 1999-2000

Status: Partially Found

Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? is a British game show that premiered on ITV on 4 September 1998 and was created by David Briggs, Steve Knight and Mike Whitehill. It's a simple question and answer show where the contestant has to answer 15 multiple choice questions correctly with increasing difficulty. To help the contestant through the questions is three lifelines, 50:50 is when two incorrect answers are taken out leaving the correct answer and one other wrong answer, Phone-A-Friend where the contestant calls someone they know over the phone (usually a family member or friend) and they have 30 seconds to discuss the question and possible answers and Ask The Audience where the studio audience is polled on the question and it's results would help the question in identifying the correct answer. The show became a runaway success which lead to numerous international versions that became success in their own right, including a version in Australia.

The Australia version of the show (hosted by AFL commentator Eddie McGuire) first aired in May 1999. While the show's run ended in April 2006, it did get resurrected numerous times throughout the years, with the most notable revival being Millionaire Hot Seat that has been airing since 2009[1]. The first season aired on April 18th, 1999 and ended a month later on May 2nd, 1999 for only 11 episodes[2] and to date, hardly any of it has resurfaced.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

Episode Status Contestant Name Contestant Winnings Information
1 Lost Michael Medlock $16,000 Questions 1, 4, 5 and 6 are known. Parts of run are featured in The Amazing 90s segment on WWTBAM and the end of series highlights
Bill ? $32,000 Part of run featured in the end of series highlights
2 Lost
Stephen ? $32,000 Gave the wrong answer on the $250,000 Question. Part of run featured in end of series highlights
3 Lost
Unknown Contestant $16,000 Part of run is found on the first clip of Episode 5
4 Lost
Rick Elliot $64,000 Part of run is found on the first clip of Episode 5 and at the end of series highlights
5 Part ially Found
Steven Old $? Total Prize Money is unknown
Kristin Ciccone $8,000 Last part of run featured in the end of series highlights
6 Lost
Scott ? $32,000 Part of run featured in end of series highlights
7 Lost
An unknown number of contestants were in the hot seat in between Scott and Joanne
Joanne ? $8,000 Part of run featured in end of series highlights
8 Partially Lost
Paddy Spooner $250,000 First triple digit winner. $500,000 Question featured in end of series highlights
9 Lost
An unknown number of contestants were in the hot seat in between Paddy and Mike
10 Lost
Mike Harper $64,000 Part of run featured in end of series highlights
11 Partially Found
Alice Lesley $8,000 Part of run featured in Is That Your Final Answer?
End of Series Highlights (Found)

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