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The People's Champions

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Alistair McGowan takes a trip through the BBC archives to look at the lives and careers of Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins, Jimmy 'Whirlwind' White and Ronnie 'the Rocket' O'Sullivan.

Snooker superfan Alistair McGowan takes a trip through the BBC archives for an affectionate look at the lives and careers of three of snooker's best-loved and most charismatic stars - Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins, Jimmy 'Whirlwind' White and Ronnie 'the Rocket' O'Sullivan.

We look at the early television appearances that captured each of them before they really hit the big time, chart the ups and downs of their careers and examine programmes ranging from Wogan to Top Gear to get a real sense of why each of this trio were, in their day, known as 'The People's Champions'.

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42 minutes

Last on

Mon 6 May 2019 13:15

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:18

    David Essex

    Gonna Make You A Star

  • 00:20

    The Kinks

    Starstruck

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Alistair McGowan
Executive Producer Carla-Maria Lawson
Series Producer Simon Goretzki
Producer Simon Catt

Broadcasts

  • Sun 15 Jan 2017 11:30
  • Mon 17 Apr 2017 09:15
  • Mon 6 May 2019 13:15