Dawn French and Peter Serafinowicz record Timewaster Letters

Thursday 4th February 2021, 10:10am

Robert Popper.

A new audio version of Robert Popper's hit prank books The Timewaster Letters and Return Of The Timewaster Letters has been recorded.

Audible has commissioned Popper, Dawn French and Peter Serafinowicz to read out the letters, which were written by Popper, using the pen name Robin Cooper, in 2005 and 2007.

The Timewaster Letters Compendium will be released on 18th February 2021.

Producers explain: "Written by Friday Night Dinner creator Popper in the mid 2000s, the Timewaster Letters books were massive bestsellers, and featured the hilarious letters of 'Robin Cooper', in which he shared his madcap ideas, inventions and musings with everyone from the British Halibut Association to the Peanut Council. The letters - and equally funny replies - will be brought to life in this Audible exclusive by comedy giants Dawn French, Peter Serafinowicz and Popper.

"In addition to the two Timewaster books, The Timewaster Letters Compendium will feature a host of audio exclusive content, including many of Popper's ridiculously silly prank telephone calls, in which he poses as Robin Cooper. There's also an introduction by Popper himself, a fun, informative conversation between Popper and Peter Serafinowicz all about the history of The Timewaster Letters, and a world exclusive with The Cement Murder Mystery, the first thriller story (and possibly the world's worst thriller story) penned by Robin Cooper himself, and read by Jonathan Keeble."

Robert Popper says: "I'm sorry I'm not available to comment, as I have just fallen under some ice."

The Timewaster Letters Compendium

Written by Friday Night Dinner creator Popper in the mid 2000s, the Timewaster Letters books were massive bestsellers, and featured the hilarious letters of 'Robin Cooper', in which he shared his madcap ideas, inventions and musings with everyone from the British Halibut Association to the Peanut Council. The letters - and equally funny replies - are brought to life in this Audible exclusive by comedy giants Dawn French, Peter Serafinowicz and Popper.

In addition to the two Timewaster books, The Timewaster Letters Compendium features a host of audio exclusive content, including many of Popper's ridiculously silly prank telephone calls, in which he poses as Robin Cooper. There's also an introduction by Popper himself, a fun, informative conversation between Popper and Peter Serafinowicz all about the history of The Timewaster Letters, and a world exclusive with The Cement Murder Mystery, the first thriller story (and possibly the world's worst thriller story) penned by Robin Cooper himself, and read by Jonathan Keeble.

First published: Thursday 18th February 2021

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