Collecting is a hobby that one can take up as a child or in adulthood. In fact it is likely that at some point in everyone's life, they have gone through a phase of collecting something. The hobby can be exhausting and drive you to near insanity when you just can’t find that one piece, but it is also thrilling and fills one with an undeniable sense of pride.

This new 52 minute-long documentary from RTE, The Collectors, follows six such enthusiasts from Ireland. Their collections span across Lego, Barbies, dinky cars, Coca-Cola merchandise, comics and porcelain dolls, and the aficionados are ready and willing to share why they love their collections and why collecting is personal to them.

The show also marks a first for RTE television as it was filmed entirely on the iphone 6s plus.