Tim Pope TV documentary

The producers making this documentary about my work said I could shoot whatever locations I wanted. I chose the top of the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, to represent the more 'up' and 'triumphant' moments of my career. I also chose the sewers of Brighton for the more, shall we call them, 'unseemly' and 'down' moments.

As you probably know, there have been more than a few of each.

The Modfather/Paul Weller bit was done at Abbey Road Studios, and it was lovely to reconnect after so long..

We'd not seen one another for perhaps 20 years, and on first sight of me, he said: "Eaten a few pies, have you?"

I think he was talking about my transformation from a pencil-thin type to somebody with a slightly wider girth.