The best thing we've heard all week: Marty In The Morning meets the legendary Sir Michael Gambon, born in Dublin (Cabra, to be specific) and acclaimed on stage, screen and television - to one generation, he'll always be The Singing Detective, to another he's Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films. 

Winner of four BAFTA TV awards and three Olivier Awards, Gambon was recently in Ireland to participate in The Gate Theatre's Beckett Friel Pinter Festival, a final hurrah on the part of departing Gate Artistic Director Michael Colgan, who joins Marty and Sir Michael for a freewheeling chat that takes in everything from Gambon's love for vintage pistols (he's a collector) to Marty's big-screen debut - all 8 seconds of it - alongside Gambon in Conor McPherson's The Actors. It's a total hoot from start to finish.

Marty In The Morning, RTÉ lyric fm, Monday to Friday, 7-10am