One attraction was Sid Waddell, a legend in TV sports commentary. As his official website puts it, Sid IS Darts.
Here are some Sid quotes (if you don't know of Sid, read them with a Geordie accent in mind):
"He's got a heart as big as Moby Dick!"
"Bristow reasons ... Bristow quickens ... Aaahhhhh, Bristow."
"Jocky Wilson ... what an athlete."
Jocky Wilson - all the psychology of a claymore.
"When Alexander of Macedonia was 33 he cried salt tears because there were no more worlds to conquer - Bristow is only 27"
"This lad has more checkouts than Tescos."
"Eat your heart out Harold Pinter, we've got drama with a capital D in Essex."
"That was like throwing three pickled onions into a thimble!"
"He's about as predictable as a wasp on speed."