It was the little album that could. After flopping in 1998, David Gray's White Ladder was re-released in 2000 and became a monster. Now a new documentary on RTÉ One tonight charts the rise and rise of the biggest-selling album in Irish history. 

in this interview, which we first ran last October, the ever-animated Gray talks to Alan Corr about how the album’s mix of world weary ballads and soulful love songs first took off in Ireland and went on to sell seven million copies worldwide. Not bad for a record made at home in the Manchester-born singer’s tiny London apartment.

Alan Corr @CorrAlan2

David Gray: Ireland’s Greatest Hit is on RTÉ One At 10.15pm on Thursday night