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The Rack Pack is iPlayer’s first comedy-drama feature film:
Directed by Brian Welsh (Glasgow Girls, Black Mirror) this comedy drama explores the glory days of the Seventies and Eighties snooker scene, when huge characters became household names and Snooker Loopy troubled the pop charts. The film is written by Shaun Pye, Mark Chappell and Alan Connor, who are the team behind A Young Doctor’s Notebook.
The story tells of the rivalry between Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins (Luke Treadaway), whose natural talent and showmanship transformed the image of the traditional game and captivated audiences across the country, and Steve ‘The Nugget’ Davis (Will Merrick) who under the guidance of manager Barry Hearn (Kevin Bishop) dominated the sport throughout the Eighties and ushered in a new era of professionalism. Nichola Burley plays Alex’s wife, Lynn Higgins, and James Bailey takes on the role of the greatest player never to be World Champion, Jimmy White.
This rip roaring romp through the snooker scene of Eighties Britain is a celebration of the huge personalities of the time and an affectionate look at a gloriously nostalgic period of this very British sport.
- TX details TBC
I am enjoying working on Live At Television Centre, a four-play theatrical collaboration with Battersea Arts Centre.
- 9pm, Sunday 15 November 2015, BBC Four
Series 11 of Only Connect, with me in the question-editor chair, begins tonight on BBC Two at 8.30pm.
Series ten of Only Connect, with me in the question-editor chair, begins on BBC Two on Mon 1 September 2014 at 20:30.