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RTE Television

The Modest Adventures of David O'Doherty

Each week we follow David O'Doherty as he goes on a mission: not a major, life-altering, hold-a-mirror-up-to-society sort of quest, but a much more modest adventure. One that in the general scheme of things could seem a bit trivial, but is of enormous importance to David O'Doherty.

Whereas most reality shows pick a big story and deal with it in a broad brushstrokes way, this one concentrates on the minor details of a much smaller one. This is where the comedy lies, in the tiny details: the discussion of what crisps to buy for the audience at the gig in his flat, two best friends interviewing each other for a job both of them know is tediously boring, the joy of finding your neighbours have invested in wireless internet and haven't put a security password on it.

In this series David decides to release a single in order to reach 27 in the pop charts, tries his hand at some unusual jobs in order to pay the rent and makes a film, a period piece, called 'Why Shackleton Really Went to the Antarctic'.

The Modest Adventures of David O'Doherty