The comic diary of Robin Cooper, documenting a year in the life of this quintessential Englishman and his dreams of becoming a famous inventor.

Read by Paul Whitehouse and abridged by John and Kati Nicholl.


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012007071620100322 (R7)Robin is adjusting to unemployed living, aided by the discovery of a woodpigeon in his loft, but hampered by his wife's repeated ankle-spraining.
No job, a rocky marriage and a pigeon - Paul Whitehouse reads the fictional comic diaries of a 52-year-old wannabe inventor.
A 52-year-old wannabe inventor has no job, a rocky marriage and a pigeon.
022007071720100323 (R7)Life is going well for Robin, with his new job as an 'Above-the-line Resolutions Officer' and his invention of Aqua Choc, the first chocolate bar in the world with a water centre.
With a new job and a birthday to celebrate, the inventor makes a new thirst-quenching chocolate bar.
Read by Paul Whitehouse.
Celebrating a new job and a birthday, Robin invents a new thirst-quenching chocolate bar.
032007071820100324 (R7)Life is still going well for Robin, with a visit from his Swiss German penfriends and the arrival of two beautiful birdlings, laid by his secret woodpigeon.
But sadly, Robin is soon to be betrayed by a trusted ally.
A fresh loft secret - and a betrayal sparks more bad news for the inventor to break to wife Rita.
Read by Paul Whitehouse.
A fresh secret and a betrayal sparks more bad news for the inventor to break to wife Rita.
042007071920100325 (R7)Robin Cooper's life takes a turn for the worse.
Unemployed again, he faces disaster when attempting to gain a licence for his Aqua Choc idea.
To add to his sorrows, Rita sprains her ankle again and Robin is banished to the shed for his woodpigeon-based lies.
The inventor tries to license his chocolate and wife Rita's calligraphy meeting is rudely interrupted.
Read by Paul Whitehouse.
The inventor tries to license his chocolate and wife Rita's meeting is rudely interrupted.
05 LAST2007072020100326 (R7)Life is tough for Robin Cooper, living in the shed with three woodpigeons, a drunk friend and no toilet.
But when tragedy strikes, his wife Rita overcomes her ankle twinges and fury to save the day.
The year ends with new hope for Aqua Choc and the Cooper household.
Living in a shed with pigeons, a drunk and no toilet - can life get any worse for the wannabe inventor? Read by Paul Whitehouse.
Living in a shed with pigeons, a drunk and no toilet - can life get any worse?

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