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BBC release first look at The Rack Pack

The Rack Pack, BBC iPlayer

Set in the glory days of 70s and 80s snooker, The Rack Pack follows household names Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins and Steve ‘The Nugget’ Davis at the peak of their popularity.

Higgins, played by Luke Treadaway (Fortitude), is a natural talent and showman who changed the game for snooker fans, captivating audiences across the country. His rival, ‘The Nugget’, played by Will Merrick (Skins, About Time), is a dominant force in the game who brought in an era of professionalism and was well-known as one of the greatest snooker players of all time.

UK leads in on demand viewing

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Live television remains the most popular way of watching TV in the UK despite a large drop of 4.9% in 2013-14, research by Ofcom shows.

As many as 70% (31m) of UK adults will be watching on demand television this month from free-to-air providers such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and All 4. This figure places the UK ahead of all other major European countries, as well as big TV consuming nations Australia, Japan and the USA.

This week's best on demand TV

Graham Norton and Adele (Credit: BBC)

1. Adele at the BBC

Available on BBC iPlayer

The world's been waiting three years for 25, the follow-up to Adele's phenomenally successful 21 - and the day is finally here. To mark the release of her album - which will no doubt shoot to the top of the charts and dominate the airwaves for the next several months - she performs a special concert at the BBC, interspersed with excerpts from an interview with Graham Norton, peppered with her trademark wit throughout.

Frank Skinner to host chat show exclusively for iPlayer

Frank Skinner

Frank Skinner will host a weekly talk show exclusive to BBC iPlayer, it has been announced.

Frank Skinner On Demand With… will see the presenter join celebrities to discuss what they’re watching on the BBC’s on demand service.

He will join his guests in a location where they regularly watch iPlayer, from tour buses to make-up chairs.

Victoria Jaye, Head of TV Content at BBC iPlayer, who commissioned the series said: “This show is reinventing ‘word of mouth’ for the on-demand audience”.