BBC 1980s documentary filmed at Romford Snooker Club

PUBLISHED: 16:10 11 December 2015 | UPDATED: 16:10 11 December 2015

Richard Willis and Dominic Sandbrook at the famous Romford Snooker Club

Richard Willis and Dominic Sandbrook at the famous Romford Snooker Club


A BBC film crew dropped in for a frame at the famous Romford Snooker Club this week to film a documentary about the 1980s.

The Arcade Place hall was pivotal in bringing the sport to prominence during the decade, with six-time World Champion Steve Davis training there and Barry Hearn buying the hall before going on to create Matchroom Sport.

Author and Broadcaster Dominic Sandbrook’s documentary will air in late Spring.

Club Owner, Richard Willis said: “The club featured as the backdrop to the role Snooker played in the sporting history of the 1980s and the role played by Barry Hearn and Steve Davis in developing the game during that period”.

The new series by Dominic Sandbrook is due to be shown by the BBC in the late Spring.

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