Stephen Hendry is the most successful snooker player in the history of the professional game, winning an unmatched seven Snooker World Championship finals. He was officially the number 1 player in the world rankings for eight consecutive seasons between 1990 and 1998, won the most world ranking titles (36 in total), and is second on the list of players to achieve the most century breaks below Ronnie O’Sullivan with 775 century breaks, and second only to O’Sullivan in the number of maximum breaks.
The Stephen Hendry story is an abnormal one in that he was a child prodigy, becoming the youngest snooker professional ever at the age of 16 in 1985 and becoming the youngest ever Snooker World Champion at the age of 21 in 1990. He had only started playing snooker at the age of 12 when his father purchased him a child sized snooker table for Christmas and just four years later he qualified for his first World Championship.
Stephen Hendry: Doing The Business is a 1988 BBC documentary about the earliest years of rise up the snooker ranks, charting his career up to his Grand Prix victory in 1987, and it provides a fascinating insight into those guiding his career, particularly his relationship with his manager Ian Doyle who would remain by his side throughout his most successful years in the sport.