"Black & White Rag" and Snooker - What's the connection?
"POT BLACK" - The series was created by the BBC2 controller David Attenborough, shortly after BBC2 began broadcasting in colour. Snooker, a game based on coloured balls was suggested as a suitable way to sell the new technology. The series helped transform snooker from a minority sport played by just a handful of professionals into one of the most popular sports in the UK. Scott Joplin's "Black and White Rag" was the catchy theme tune for this series.