Best Snooker related TV Shows

By Snooker Jim •  Updated: 06/23/20 •  2 min read

Here are some of the best snooker related TV shows to pass some time…

Big Break

The ultimate snooker based TV show. Prime-time Saturday night viewing on BBC with a legendary theme tune.

Presented by Jim Davidson and starring John Virgo, contestants teamed up with professional players to try and win money and spot prizes. It also gave Virgo his time in the spotlight with Virgo’s trick shot.

The Rack Pack

The Rack Pack is a 2016 British comedy-drama television film about professional snooker during the 1970s through the 1980s, focusing on the intense rivalry between Alex Higgins and Steve Davis. The film is directed by Brian Welsh and was released on BBC iPlayer on 17 January 2016. It also includes archive footage of the snooker players, whilst Luke Treadaway, Will Merrick and Kevin Bishop feature.

Ronnie O’Sullivan’s American Hustle

Ronnie O’Sullivan and sports broadcaster Matt Smith cross the pond to explore America’s 300 year history of pool. They attempt to hunt down pool hustlers and explore the nation’s relationship with the game.

The Color of Money

Former pool hustler “Fast Eddie” Felson (Paul Newman) decides he wants to return to the game by taking a pupil. He meets talented but green Vincent Lauria (Tom Cruise) and proposes a partnership. As they tour pool halls, Eddie teaches Vincent the tricks of scamming, but he eventually grows frustrated with Vincent’s showboat antics, leading to an argument and a falling-out. Eddie takes up playing again and soon crosses paths with Vincent as an opponent.

The Baron and the Kid

A former pool hustler (Johnny Cash) tries to guide and befriend a brash young hustler (Greg Webb), the son he never knew.

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Snooker Jim

Gone from a 6ft table in my dad's garage as a kid to a 9ft table at the office, with the full-size snooker club visits in between. Hoping one day to get the playing technique right.