Northern Irish professional snooker player Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins is a guest on 'Nighthawks' .

Alex Higgins chats to host Shay Healy about a documentary he is currently filming in Dublin. He hopes that the documentary will address some of the stories about him which have been "twisted" by the press. 

Higgins is currently banned from playing snooker professionally after allegedly threatening to have his fellow player Dennis Taylor shot. His ranking has also been demoted from number 14 in the world to what he refers to as "the wilderness". Despite his absence from the game over the last season, Shay refers to Higgins as

The people's champion.

Shay Healy asks Alex about his personal life, plans for Valentine's Day, and his attitude to relationships. Alex says that it was Oliver Reed's birthday and he had spent some time earlier with the actor. Shay and Alex begin a rendition of 'The Wild Rover' in Reed's honour.

This episode of 'Nighthawks' was broadcast on 13 February 1991.

Alex Higgins (1985)
Alex Higgins (1985)