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Louis Theroux's New Documentary Will Take Deep Dive Into World Of Snooker

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Louis Theroux's New Documentary Will Take Deep Dive Into World Of Snooker

Louis Theroux is working on a brand new documentary looking at the world of professional snooker.

Gods of Snooker is set to air on BBC Two and will take a deep dive into the sport during the 1970s and 80s and is being made under his production company, Mindhouse Productions.

It will be a three-part series and is set to feature some of the biggest names in snooker from the period, including Steve Davis and Jimmy White.

On Twitter, Theroux revealed he won't be appearing on camera for the new documentary but said he's 'very excited to be involved'.

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In a statement, Theroux said: "I couldn't be more excited to be involved in this documentary series.

"The story of the heyday of snooker is a remarkable one filled with drama and angst and enormous talent.

"For the documentaries I'm involved in, I get most excited about those that are the most human: conflict, triumph, disaster, all the big emotions, played out before your eyes, and you have that here on a scale that is both epic - the national stage - but also intimate - the hush of the snooker hall.

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"I'm old enough to remember the 1985 black ball final between Dennis Taylor and Steve Davis. I was 15 and everyone was talking about it at school.

"But that was just one of many high-points in an era when god-like talent came to earth in the form of the professional snooker player.

"Just to add: we've been privileged to work on this with almost all those stars of that time. To say I've been involved in a documentary series with Steve Davis, Jimmy White, Ray Reardon, Cliff Thorburn, to name just a few, is an amazing feeling and quite honestly not something I ever imagined."

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As you can imagine, fans of Theroux - and snooker - are delighted with the announcement.

One person wrote on Twitter: "Really looking forward to this. The good old players were the best and so rebellious."

Someone else said: "Really looking forward to this, they were rock stars when I was growing up in the 80s!"

While a third posted: "Did not expect this but I'm equally as excited to watch."

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Alongside Gods of Snooker, the BBC has commissioned two other sports-based documentaries - Gold Rush which explores the story of Britain's sporting history prior to the Olympic glory of London 2012, and eight-part series Freeze which looks into the world of figure skating.

As yet, Gods of Snooker has no release date.

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Topics: TV and Film, louis theroux

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