UK / BBC iPlayer – Zeppotron / First available Sunday 17 January 2016 at 9.00pm
Writers: Shaun Pye, Mark Chappell, Alan Connor / Producer: Barney Reisz / Executive Producer: Peter Holmes / Director: Brian Welsh
Period comedy drama. The story of how in the early 1980’s the world snooker championships transfixed the nation and made unlikely superstars of players like Steve “The Nugget” Davis and Alex “Hurricane” Higgins.
The drama itself focuses on the rivalry between Davis and Higgins as well as figures such as nearly man Jimmy White – probably the most naturally gifted player in the game but destined to never win a world championship.
The Rack Pack is the first ever comedy drama feature made directly for iPlayer.
Luke Treadaway as Alex Higgins
Will Merrick as Steve Davis
Nichola Burley as Lynn Higgins
Kevin Bishop as Barry Hearn
James Bailey as Jimmy White