A Wonderful Way To Make A Living

US satirist Joe Queenan presents a series on people with highly unusual occupations.

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He talks to the professional celebrants who will turn any event in life, including divorce and redundancy, into a milestone. Their fees can be as little as six hundred dollars.

He talks to the professional celebrants who will turn any event in life, including divorce and redundancy, into a milestone. Their fees can be as little as six hundred dollars.

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He talks to a pet psychic and a dog counsellor who will stay with a customer's pet overnight.

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He talks to John Ficarra and Galway Mccullough, fight choreographers for stage and screen. But where does the simulation of violence end, and the real violence begin?

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He talks to personal trainers, personal organisers and a New Yorker who came up with the brilliant idea of naked yoga lessons.

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Realising that the genius of the capitalist system is the ability to turn anything into a revenue stream, he asks how far this applies to the presenter's own line of work.

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He meets an emergency shirt delivery man, whose clients include office workers with hangovers, and Miles Warde meets a naked yoga instructress.

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In Brighton, he meets a decluttering professional who claims to have sold feng shui books to Japanese. Joe accompanies him to the home of Attila the Stockbroker to see decluttering in action.

US satirist Joe Queenan presents a series on people with highly unusual occupations.

Joe meets a decluttering professional who claims to have sold feng shui books to Japanese.

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He meets penetration testers of first base technologies. Their job is to test the security systems of banks or mortgage companies by attempting to steal information. This is not only done by electronic means - they attempt to gain access to sites by disguising themselves as plumbers or pizza delivery boys.

Joe Queenan meets penetration testers whose job is to test the security systems of banks.

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In Gloucester, he meets up with a film crew who are busy creating explosions for the Doctor Who Christmas Special

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5/5. In Venice, he meets a lawyer who retrained as a gondolier.

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American humourist Joe Queenan travels to Venice in search of entertaining characters in niche careers. There he meets a lawyer who retrained as a gondolier - Giovanni Giudice was tired of profiting from other people's problems and wanted to make them smile instead.

The producer is Miles Warde.

0205Gondolier2008090320150910 (R4)

American humourist Joe Queenan travels to Venice in search of entertaining characters in niche careers. There he meets a lawyer who retrained as a gondolier - Giovanni Giudice was tired of profiting from other people's problems and wanted to make them smile instead.

The producer is Miles Warde.

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In Venice, he meets a lawyer who retrained as a gondolier after deciding that he no longer wanted to make a living out of other people's problems.