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Dennis Taylor

Dennis Taylor


First broadcast: Sun 02 Feb 1986

Snooker player

Dennis Taylor became the world snooker champion in a dramatic match against Steve Davis last April. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he describes his childhood in County Tyrone, Jim-Joe Gervin's billiard hall where he first took up snooker, and how he became a professional.

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