Tonight’s 40th Anniversary Celebration of Sheffield’s World Snooker Championship will be available to watch LIVE on BBC Red Button, BBC website, Eurosport and Eurosport Player. Tune in at 6pm to see a fantastic celebration of four decades of snooker at the Crucible. You can also watch later on BBC iPlayer.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of snooker’s World Championship first being staged at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.
And to mark that occasion, World Snooker and Sheffield City Council are staging a special celebration event inside the famous Crucible arena on the eve of this year’s tournament.
The show will include live interviews with former champions and current players competing in this year’s tournament, who will be present in the arena. There will also be archive footage of many of the great moments of the past four decades of snooker’s biggest event.
Remember Alex Higgins celebrating the title with his baby in arms in 1982? Or Dennis Taylor’s epic black ball final in 1985? Or Ronnie O’Sullivan’s fastest ever 147 in 1997? The show will bring these moments – and many more – back to life.