The BBC has announced its first ever comedy drama feature film for BBC iPlayer, The Rack Pack.
The film will be released exclusively on BBC iPlayer in early December. Directed by Brian Welsh (Glasgow Girls, Black Mirror) it explores the glory days of the Seventies and Eighties snooker scene, when huge characters became household names and Snooker Loopy troubled the pop charts.
The film is written by Shaun Pye, Mark Chappell and Alan Connor, who are the team behind A Young Doctor’s Notebook.
“The Rack Pack is our very first comedy drama feature film made exclusively for BBC iPlayer and builds on the success of our original commissions, which have attracted over 29 million requests in the last six months,” comments Victoria Jaye, Head of TV Content, BBC iPlayer. “Snooker is a much-loved British sport, and The Rack Pack celebrates its glory days in the Seventies and Eighties in a thrilling and brilliantly written story which will be the centre piece of our film offer over the Christmas period.”