Stephen Hendry hit the front in his long-awaited first Crucible meeting with his fellow Scot John Higgins in Sheffield.
“Do you know what I smell in this room?” bellows Adam Riches. “Fear!”. It’s little wonder. Audiences at this character comedian’s show rarely get off lightly. This year, those foolish enough to sit on the front row are invited/ forced to pose for pictures with a deadly beetle, shoot imaginary guns and, probably the worst option, become a milkmaid. Even those who aren’t pulled up on stage find themselves liberally spritzed with spit.
Only last year they were working in London clothes shops, selling suits and dresses.
Parrott has fallen off his perch but Steve Davis, the legendary Nugget, has no plans to call it quits and can reach the Crucible for the 30th time with victory today
Ronnie O'Sullivan today fired a brilliant 147 maximum break to book his place in the quarter-finals of the 888.com World Championship in Sheffield.
Daniel Day-Lewis and Julie Christie lead the charge, with each battling tonight for a second Oscar. Jonathan Romney and Neil Norman report
After his last film, Paul Thomas Anderson couldn't get arrested in Hollywood. But, as he reveals here, the director has hit paydirt with his forthcoming oil epic
Again, there's method in his madness. He talks to Chris Sullivan