I Hate You production biographies

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Robert Popper is a multiple award-winning writer, producer and performer. He was the creator, writer and producer of Channel 4’s six-series, Friday Night Dinner, he co-wrote three eps of Stath Lets Flats with Jamie Demetriou, co-created and starred in BBC 2’s spoof science comedy, Look Around You with Peter Serafinowicz, produced the Bafta-winning Peep Show, wrote on season 14 of South Park, and script-edited The InbetweenersThe IT Crowd and Him & Her

Robert also wrote the massively bestselling The Timewaster Letters books under his pseudonym, Robin Cooper. He’s also done lots of other things but just can’t be bothered to write this bit anymore. 



Popper Pictures was set up in 2008 by Robert Popper to produce exciting, ground-breaking and - above all - funny comedy shows. 

So far, the company has produced 6 series of Friday Night Dinner alongside Big Talk Productions, as well as a recent Channel 4 Blap with the brilliant Harry Trevaldwyn. 

I Hate You is the latest co-production between Popper Pictures and Big Talk.



Big Talk Productions is one of the UK’s leading television production companies, led by Chief Executive Kenton Allen and Managing Director Matthew Justice. As well as having an unparalleled reputation for producing genre-defining British comedy, we are proud to make tonally ambitious, character-driven international drama.

Recent successes include a sixth series of Friday Night Dinner, cemented now as one of Channel 4’s most successful comedies following record breaking viewing figures; two series of BAFTA-nominated Timewasters; the final series of Stefan Golaszewski’s Mum and a highly anticipated second series of Mischief Comedy’s The Goes Wrong Show. 2021 saw David Mitchell and Robert Webb’s “world class” (The Guardian) Back return to Channel 4 in a keenly awaited second series of dark comedy, written by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning Simon Blackwell. Big Talk built its name in Drama Programming with the revival of ITV’s much-loved Cold Feet.

Alongside a strong development slate, committed to the discovery and cultivation of new talent and stories, production is now underway on two series of The Outlaws, a contemporary crime drama set in Bristol, written, directed by and starring Stephen Merchant, for BBC One and Amazon.

With a proud 25-year history, Big Talk continues to work with a range of broadcasters, both domestically and internationally to deliver unrivalled scripted content of all shapes and sizes.