Niche Work If You Can Get It

Episodes

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01Drone Defence2018011520181020 (R4)

Nick Baker on the unusual jobs that speak volumes about the modern world we live in.

Nick Baker meets the people behind some of Britain's most niche jobs.

01Online Dating Photographer2018011620181027 (R4)

Nick Baker turns his lens on dating profile photographers.

Nick Baker meets the people behind some of Britain's most niche jobs.

01Rap Interpreters2018011820181103 (R4)

Nick Baker with the interpreters who make rap music accessible to deaf people.

Nick Baker meets the people behind some of Britain's most niche jobs.

0101Drone Defence2018011520181020 (R4)

Nick Baker on the unusual jobs that speak volumes about the modern world we live in.

Welcome to the modern world where airspace needs protecting, dating profile photographs need taking and lonely people need cuddling. It's the home of bizarre jobs brought about by a myriad of 21st century by-products.

Nick Baker meets the people behind some of the Britain's most niche jobs, gets inside the role, scopes out what it says about our world today and assesses whether it's time for a career change.

Episode 1: Drone Defence
Drone use is growing at a rapid rate in Britain and our skies are some of the busiest anywhere in the world. Nick Baker meets Richard Gill who is employed by the likes of football stadiums, celebrities and prisons to protect airspace.

Producer: Leeanne Coyle
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Nick Baker on the unusual jobs that speak volumes about the modern world we live in.

Nick Baker meets the people behind some of Britain's most niche jobs.

0102Online Dating Photographer20180116

Nick Baker turns his lens on dating profile photographers.

Welcome to the modern world where airspace needs protecting, dating profile photographs need taking and lonely people need cuddling. It's the home of bizarre jobs brought about by a myriad of 21st century by-products.

Nick Baker meets the people behind some of the Britain's most niche jobs, gets inside the role, scopes out what it says about our world today and assesses whether it's time for a career change.

Episode 2: Online Dating Photographer
Nick turns his lens on a niche role which was borne of the online dating industry - estimated to be worth £225 million next year. He'll stand on both sides of the camera as he gets to grip with a service which claims it won't be niche for long.

Producer: Leeanne Coyle
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

0103Life Story Writers20180117

Nick Baker on the ghost writers helping ordinary people tell their stories for posterity.

Welcome to the modern world where airspace needs protecting, dating profile photographs need taking and lonely people need cuddling. It's the home of bizarre jobs brought about by a myriad of 21st century by-products.

Nick Baker meets the people behind some of the Britain's most niche jobs, gets inside the role, scopes out what it says about our world today and assesses whether it's time for a career change.

3. Life Story Writers
Nick Baker spends time at a bespoke story telling service where the ghost writers aren't penning for celebrities but ordinary people. He investigates why more of us are investing in our own posterity.

Producer: Leeanne Coyle
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

0104Rap Interpreters20180118

Nick Baker with the interpreters who make rap music accessible to deaf people.

Welcome to the modern world where airspace needs protecting, dating profile photographs need taking and lonely people need cuddling. It's the home of bizarre jobs brought about by a myriad of 21st century by-products.

Nick Baker meets the people behind some of the Britain's most niche jobs, gets inside the role, scopes out what it says about our world today and assesses whether it's time for a career change.

4. Rap Interpreters
Rap music isn't enjoyed by everyone but should still be available to all. Nick Baker spends time with the interpreters who work with rap artists to make their music accessible to deaf people.

Producer: Leeanne Coyle
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

0105Cuddle Therapists20180119

Nick Baker meets the therapists who offer cuddle sessions by the hour.

Welcome to the modern world where airspace needs protecting, dating profile photographs need taking and lonely people need cuddling. It's the home of bizarre jobs brought about by a myriad of 21st century by-products.

Nick Baker meets the people behind some of the Britain's most niche jobs, gets inside the role, scopes out what it says about our world today and assesses whether it's time for a career change.

5. Cuddle Therapists
Meeting the therapists who offer cuddle sessions by the hour, Nick Baker asks why demand for this niche service is on the increase and, after trying out the service for himself, he has concerns which need addressing.

Producer: Leeanne Coyle
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.