Main content

Modern-day life has given rise to a whole host of incredibly niche jobs which speak volumes about the world we live in. Nick Baker delves into some of the more bizarre.

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.

Available now

12 minutes