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Dennis Taylor became the world snooker champion in a dramatic match against Steve Davis last April. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he describes his childhood in County Tyrone, Jim-Joe Gervin's billiard hall where he first took up snooker, and how he became a professional.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by The Platters
Book: Joke book
Luxury: Limitless supply of yoghurt