Previews The Crucible: 40 Golden Snooker Years Premieres 23 Apr on BBC-2 Published 2 years ago on April 22, 2017 Steve Davis goes back to the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield to celebrate 40 years of Snooker’s World Championships. If the walls of this famous Regional Theatre could talk they could tell some tales. Tales of tears, triumphs, failure, laughter and top-class sport. As a six-time champion, Steve is uniquely placed to explain the addictive nature of snooker’s greatest championship. Held over 17 days with three sessions a day and no rest days, it is nearly as long as the Tour de France, longer than an Olympic Games and any of the other big sporting events. Along the way Steve meets up with Dennis Taylor (who beat him in the famous black ball final, watched by a staggering 18 million people at one am in the morning); king of the Crucible Stephen Hendy, the seven-times winner; and always-the-bridesmaid Jimmy White, who missed out in a record six finals. Davis also chats to Crucible superfan Stephen Fry – a regular at the Championships – plus Hazel Irvine, John Parrott and Lauren Higgins, who had a famous part in the 1982 final when her dad Alex brought her on stage as a baby following his win. There’s also loyal fan John Airey, who has hardly missed a session in Sheffield going all the way back to 1981! As well as hearing from the great characters of the green baize, we also look back at many of the extraordinary moments again like Ronnie O’Sullivan’s five minute 147; Joe Johnson stunning Steve in the 1986 final, dancing shoes and all, and Cliff ‘the Grinder’ Thorburn with the Crucible’s first ever maximum. Pictured is Steve Davis with Will Merrick, who played him in The Rack Pack The Crucible: 40 Golden Snooker Years airs on Sunday 23 April 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on BBC Two. BBCTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes13 hours ago House Hunters: Green Acres In Agoura Hills (S153EP2 HGTV Mon 25 Feb 2019) Green Acres In Agoura Hills: A single mother wants to relocate to a home in the city of Agoura Hills,... Episodes13 hours ago Maine Cabin Masters Season 3 Episode 11 airs Mon 25 Feb 2019 on DIY A family from Maine work together to save a historic cabin from the 1930s that was owned by a famous... Episodes13 hours ago The Good Doctor: Believe (S2EP16 ABC Mon 25 Feb 2019) Believe: The new chief of surgery, Dr. Jackson Han (Daniel Dae Kim), believes Dr. Shaun Murphy is a liability more... Episodes13 hours ago The Enemy Within Series Premieres Mon 25 Feb 2019 on NBC Pilot: Former CIA agent Erica Shepherd is now known as one of the most notorious traitors in recent American history.... Episodes13 hours ago Grave Mysteries: Murder Behind Closed Doors (S2EP3 ID Mon 25 Feb 2019) Murder Behind Closed Doors: While hunting for clues in the case of 27-year-old single mother Ashley Melnyczok, who was murdered... search EPISODES Episodes13 hours ago American Dad!: Persona Assistant (Episode 250! TBS Mon 25 Feb 2019) Persona Assistant: In the show’s 250th episode, Stan has to take over Roger’s different personas after a tumor takes him... Episodes13 hours ago Bull: Forfeiture (S3EP16 CBS Mon 25 Feb 2019, with Ben Vereen) Forfeiture: The TAC team works tandem cases when Chunk represents his first legal client, Darius Lambert (Brian Bradley), a young... Episodes13 hours ago The Voice Season 16 Premieres Mon 25 Feb 2019 on NBC The Blind Auditions Season Premiere: EGOT winner and critically-acclaimed, multi-platinum singer-songwriter John Legend joins returning superstar coaches Adam Levine, Kelly... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.