Big Break (1991–2002)

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General knowledge game show where contestants team up with snooker stars testing their skill against the clock.

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Making a fool of the contestants as they try to copy professionals who have strange jobs. To win some prizes the contestants play for points until there is a winner. They then watch prizes ... See full summary »

Stars: Bruce Forsyth, Jim Davidson, Melanie Stace
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Jim Davidson ...
 Himself / ... (6 episodes, 1991-1998)
John Virgo ...
 Himself - Referee / ... (6 episodes, 1991-1998)
John Parrott ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1998-2002)
Steve Davis ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
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General knowledge game show where contestants team up with snooker stars testing their skill against the clock.

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Jim Davidson: Explain the rules, JV.
John Virgo: Pot as many balls as you can.
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Featured in Dennis Taylor: Cue the Laughter! (1994) See more »

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The Snooker Song
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From "The Hunting of the Snark"
Words and Music by Mike Batt
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My Favourite Sport Combined With A General Knowledge Quiz Show-Fantastic!
16 March 2003 | by (England) – See all my reviews

My favourite sport to play is snooker. I also like general knowledge quiz shows so combine the two and I am one happy chap.

The entertaining comedian Jim Davidson teamed up with former snooker player John Virgo to present this entertaining snooker game show in which three snooker players would team up with three contestants each week.

The first game went like this-the three contestants would answer general knowledge questions in order to win seconds on the clock for the snooker players. The players would then try to pot as many balls as they could. The player who potted the least balls in 60 seconds would be knocked out along with the contestant.

The second game went like this-the players would try to pot as many balls as they could, each ball worth a particular value (such as £20). The player who potted the least money for his contestant would be knocked out. One contestant left (but not before the defeated contestant would attempt one of John Virgo's trick shots).

The last game was the best (obviously). Each ball corresponded to a prize. A red ball for example may have won the contestant a microwave. Higher balls such as the brown ball may have won the contestant a large cash sum. The player would try and pot all the balls; if the black ball was cleared within a particular time, the contestant would win a mystery star prize (either a car or a holiday). Well, that was Big Break for you. Those were the games in between Davidson and Virgo's banter.

If you like snooker and you like game shows, this is the show for you.


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