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SHORT-LIVED SNOOKERDRAM with Daley-esque geezerian overtones, starring ROBERT “ONLY WANTED TO BE A GOOD MAN” LINDSAY as a small-time worshipper of the baize Mickey Noades trying to make it in the club tournament circuit. Much cameo business by the likes of Tony Knowles. Nephew played by wet-behind-the-ears-looking PAUL MCGANN. Written by erstwhile carpenter and future BILL toolsman Geoff McQueen.



  1. Applemask

    June 28, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    Theme tune by Joe Braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhn, technical advice by professional also-ran Geoff’s Foulds.

  2. Droogie

    December 8, 2020 at 12:49 am

    When Bob Geldof was in career limbo after starring in The Wall and pre-Band Aid , he starred in a forgotten British movie called Number One playing a Hurricane Higgins type trying his luck in the snooker halls of London. ( Mel Smith played his manager.) There was also that silly Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire musical too that came later in 1987. It’s truly bizarre that snooker dramas were once a genre in the 80’s.

    • THX 1139

      December 8, 2020 at 7:59 pm

      Even more bizarre, there were more snooker-based records!

      • Glenn Aylett

        December 8, 2020 at 8:33 pm

        Football was totally out of fashion in the eighties, snooker was the in sport for a while, so it’s not surprising there were dramas about it. Remember, the most watched programme of 1985 was a snooker final.

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