This is a DVD which starts off with the best of intentions, but turns into a boring, misleading affair with many glaring omissions.
This is not, as the cover suggests, a 'history of snooker'. It may appear that way for the first half an hour with brief appearances from Joe Davis in smoky pre-war snooker halls, but the attention quickly turns to the Crucible and rarely turns away from it thereafter.
Omitted are such events as Willie Thorne's missed blue in the 1985 UK Championship, Taylor's win against Higgins in the 'grudge match of all time', the epic Davis-Hendry UK championship final of 1990, the black-ball final of the Masters in 1998...the list goes on. All far more deserving of attention than the bizarre 60+ minutes given to the 2003 world final.
This just seems a lazy effort. All of the events from the World Championship are there; the 85 final, Higgins' clearance in 1982, White's agonising miss in 1994, everything one would expect. But to ignore all the other tournaments and those wonderful, dramatic contests is just unforgivable.