Instead of highlighting The Apprentice, like we always do, (9.00pm BBC1. The remaining candidates are sent to Margate on the Kent coast, where they are challenged to produce an eye-catching series of posters and leaflets designed to attract tourists to the seaside resort), we're opting for this new series focusing on our wee island. Michael McGarrigle travels around the counties, raising awareness of our country's locations, looking at the people, places and attitudes which humorously question the nature of our society. Why he needs 80 days to do that remains to be seen. Michael sums up his journey in one sentence: 'Six thousand three hundred miles, over 2,000 puffins, 80 days, 43 beds... two Garda cautions at Dublin airport and Portlaoise Prison and an unconfirmed partridge in a pear tree due to consumption of an unspecified number of pints.' Sounds like he had a laugh. The adventurer starts his journey on the border of Newry and Dundalk, making his way to the republic's most northerly county, Donegal.