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The Rack Pack

Affectionate feature-length comedy drama about the glory days of professional snooker in the 1980s and the legendary rivalry between Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins and Steve Davis, featuring many of the key personalities of the time.

1 hour, 27 minutes

Last on

Sun 23 Apr 2017 22:00

Music Played

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

  • 00:02

    Led Zeppelin

    Black Dog

  • 00:04

    Harry J. Allstars


  • 00:05

    T. Rex


  • 00:10

    Ian Dury & The Blockheads

    Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

  • 00:12

    The Who

    Baba O'Riley

  • 00:15

    Bryan Ferry

    Let's Stick Together

  • 00:19

    Electric Light Orchestra

    Mr. Blue Sky

  • 00:26

    The Douglas Wood Group

    Drag Racer

  • 00:28

    Dire Straits

    Money For Nothing

  • 00:40

    The Who

    Won't Get Fooled Again

  • 00:42


    Sunshine Of Your Love

  • 00:48

    Elton John

    Tiny Dancer

  • 00:50

    Thin Lizzy

    The Boys Are Back In Town

  • 00:52


    Red Red Wine

  • 00:57

    Grandmaster & Melle Mel

    White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)

  • 01:09

    Roxy Music

    In Every Dream Home a Heartache

  • 01:12

    Chas & Dave

    Snooker Loopy

  • 01:26


    Soul On Fire


Role Contributor
Alex Higgins Luke Treadaway
Steve Davis Will Merrick
Barry Hearn Kevin Bishop
Lynn Higgins Nichola Burley
Jimmy White James Bailey
Robbo Daniel Fearn
Ted Lowe John Sessions
Pete Tom Fisher
Oliver Reed Rob Crouch
Cliff Thorburn Russ Bain
Tony Knowles Marc McCardie
Dennis Taylor Caolan Byrne
Bill Werebeniuk Gary Davis
Terry Griffiths Jimmy Watkins
Willie Thorne Konstantine Osipenkov
Miles Daniel Ableson
Floor Manager Phillip Laing
Red-faced Irishman Ross Gurney Randall
Liam Chris Corrigan
Paddy Fergal McElherron
Bookie Eamonn Fleming
Nearest Waiter Chris Grahamson
Lauren Higgins Maisie Jenkins
Production Company Zeppotron
Director Brian Welsh
Producer Barney Reisz
Executive Producer Peter Holmes
Executive Producer Leo Daniels
Executive Producer Shane Allen
Executive Producer Victoria Jaye
Executive Producer Gregor Sharp
Writer Shaun Pye
Writer Mark Chappell
Writer Alan Connor


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