Alex Higgins

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Gods of Snooker: how the sport went from dingy hobby to national treasure
The BBC’s new documentary series charts how the game became a riveting TV soap opera full of colourful characters

Barry Glendenning

16, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Classic YouTube | Crucible classics, Matthew Hayden catches and a vaccinated vaulter
This week’s roundup also features plenty of football nostalgia, Shannon Courtenay and the art of trailer racing

Guardian sport

15, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Jimmy White: ‘I'd have died if I’d beaten Higgins and won the world title in 1982’
Jimmy White, 25 years on from the last of his six snooker world final defeats, tells Donald McRae about some interesting nights out with Alex Higgins

Donald McRae

23, Apr, 2019 @7:15 AM

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Baize of glory: BBC revives snooker's 1980s heyday with The Rack Pack
A first look at the rivalry between Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins and Steve Davis in this trailer for the new BBC comedy film, launching as an iPlayer-only exclusive on 17 January

Richard Vine

12, Jan, 2016 @2:16 PM

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Who Was Hurricane Higgins? by Tony Francis – review
An unflinching biography, by a sympathetic writer, captures a snooker genius destined for destruction, says Oliver Owen

Oliver Owen

06, Nov, 2011 @12:04 AM

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Sporting deaths in 2010: 'The greatest coach this country ever had'
Greats are remembered by those who were alongside them when they performed at their peak

29, Dec, 2010 @6:55 PM

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The Joy of Six: Interview meltdowns

Scott Murray: From Alex Higgins begging Cecil Parkinson and Maggie Thatcher to investigate snooker to Hal McRae going ballistic, here are six classic meltdowns

Scott Murray

26, Nov, 2010 @10:15 AM

Alex Higgins funeral: mourners honour man who 'revolutionised snooker'
Thousands gather at St Anne's cathedral in Belfast to pay their respects to sporting legend with 'heart of a lion'

Henry McDonald in Belfast

02, Aug, 2010 @6:35 PM

Video: Alex Higgins funeral – crowds remember the 'Hurricane'

Hundreds line the streets of Belfast to pay their respects to the twice world champion who died at the age of 61

02, Aug, 2010 @1:54 PM

Mourners bid farewell to Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins

Crowds gather in Belfast for the funeral of the snooker legend who was crowned world champion in 1972 and 1982

02, Aug, 2010 @11:23 AM

Alex Higgins funeral: Tributes to snooker legend with 'heart of a lion'

Problems faced by twice world champion, who died at the age of 61, stemmed from his early fame, mourners at Belfast service told

Henry McDonald in Belfast

02, Aug, 2010 @10:52 AM

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Thousands expected to pay respects at Belfast funeral of Alex Higgins
Procession set to take place through snooker legend's home city prior to service at St Anne's Church of Ireland cathedral

Gemma Kappala-Ramsamy

28, Jul, 2010 @1:13 PM

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