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The American satirist Joe Queenan is fascinated by anyone who can turn an idea into a revenue stream.
So three years on from his series A Wonderful Way to Make a Living - in which he met the penetration testers, the naked yoga instructor, and the emergency shirt delivery guy - Joe is back to meet the brains behind the businesses bucking the economic downturn.
This week, Shopjacket, who make fake shop fronts to cheer up a dying High Street near you; and Joe Hoare the laughter therapy guy.
The producer is Miles Warde.
Joe Queenan investigates niche business ideas.
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The American satirist Joe Queenan is fascinated by anyone who can turn an idea into a revenue stream.
So three years on from his series A Wonderful Way to Make a Living - in which he met the penetration testers, the naked yoga instructor, and the emergency shirt delivery guy - Joe is back to meet the brains behind the businesses bucking the economic downturn.
This week he meets the company that rents out an extraordinary array of empty properties - including police stations and fire stations - to people in search of cheap rent.
The only catch is that they have to guard the property too.
The producer is Miles Warde.
Joe Queenan investigates recession busting business ideas.
0320110417
If you're thinking of going on holiday - but no longer have the cash - then one of Claire Wade's virtual holidays is definitely for you.
Her company Holidays From Home offer you the opportunity to travel to New York or Sydney without chewing up the environment or getting jet lag.
Instead you get a series of imaginative props, plus a full seven day timetable as to what to do every day.
Has to be heard to be believed.
The producer is Miles Warde.
Joe Queenan meets the brains behind the businesses bucking the downturn.
04 LAST20110424Suzy Greaves is a life coach who offers to help you with The Big Leap.
American writer and satirist Joe Queenan is ready to leap - he wants to become a falconer and hires Suzy to help with this radical change of career.
The recession has pushed thousands of people into searching for what they really want to do, and Suzy helps many of her clients to develop a portfolio of work, from IT engineers who want to be magicians, to architects who want to design handbags.
The programme features contributors from the Cotswold Falconry Centre, and the producer is Miles Warde.
Joe Queenan investigates niche business ideas.

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