He's worked with the likes of U2 and Beyonce, and brought us TV gems like that timeless Father Ted Christmas Special, but Declan Lowney's latest venture takes him far away from Craggy Island.

The renowned Irish director has been off in Norfolk of all places, teaming up with Steve Coogan to bring the one and only Alan Partridge to the big screen. The film sees Alan finding himself in a bit of a pickle, as his good pal Pat Farrell takes control of the station, and holds quite a few people hostage at the same time.

I was lucky enough to sit down with Declan Lowney last week, to talk all things Partridge. He told me what it was like to work with such a beloved character, reminisced about his days working on Moone Boy with Chris O'Dowd, and explained why directing comedy is right up his street.

We also had a chat about the possibility of Father Ted ever winging his way to the cinema (minus the Down With This Sort Of Thing signs), and Declan revealed why he owes the world an apology for Celine Dion.

You can listen to our chat just below, and catch Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa in cinemas right now.