Alex Higgins (b. Belfast), who hit the snooker world like the hurricane which became his nickname, was to become the biggest box-office draw the game has ever known. 80 more words
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Alex Higgins: The People’s Champion BBC 4 10.35pm, produced and directed by Jason Bernard, with commentary from James Nesbitt.
I’m not sure Alex would have liked this hagiography to have been relegated to a place after the darts and the lager-lite personality of Eric Bristow. 499 more words
By Fin Ruane
As the countdown continues to this year’s World Snooker Championship in Sheffield and all eyes turn to the Crucible Theatre, many snooker fans are looking forward to visiting the famous venue – some for the umpteenth year in a row, others for the very first time. 1,000 more words