Count Arthur Strong - Series 1 (TV)

Count Arthur Strong. Image shows from L to R: Eggy (Dave Plimmer), Birdie (Bronagh Gallagher), John The Watch (Andy Linden), Bulent (Chris Ryman), Count Arthur Strong (Steve Delaney), Michael Baker (Rory Kinnear), Sinem (Zahra Ahmadi). Copyright: Retort.

Count Arthur Strong

TV sitcom following elderly, befuddled showbusiness character Count Arthur Strong and his friends

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G180e

  • Sunday 30th June 2013, 6:14pm [Edited]
  • Wolverhampton, England
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I am quite looking forward towards this on 8th July. I have never ever heard of it though, I have found out that it was a radio show.

Can anybody give me any details on the show, please?

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Maurice Moss

  • Sunday 30th June 2013, 6:40pm
  • England
  • 120 posts

Yeah me too. Big Linehan-Mathews fan, so I hope it doesn't disappoint.

Have no clue about the radio show, would love to know more myself.

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Aaron

  • Monday 1st July 2013, 3:07am [Edited]
  • Royal Berkshire, England
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Someone should set up a website to provide such information...!

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Maurice Moss

  • Monday 1st July 2013, 4:59am
  • England
  • 120 posts

Oops, sorry about that. :P

So Mathews is not in on this one? Did they split up or something?

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Aaron

  • Monday 1st July 2013, 10:56am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
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Quote: Maurice Moss @ July 1 2013, 4:59 AM BST

Oops, sorry about that. :P

So Mathews is not in on this one? Did they split up or something?


He is not. I'm not sure there's been a formal split as such, and I think they may have contributed together to a couple of recent sketch shows (will have to double check), but they do seem to be mostly working independently.

Quote: Maurice Moss @ July 1 2013, 10:28 AM BST

I hope Linehan doesn't move away from his signature surreal/silly style sitcom.


It won't be too surreal but it'll definitely be silly. He's coming on something very much pre defined in many ways by the character's existing style and nature.

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Maurice Moss

  • Monday 1st July 2013, 10:59am
  • England
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Quote: Aaron @ July 1 2013, 10:52 AM BST

He is not. I'm not sure there's been a formal split as such, and I think they may have contributed together to a couple of recent sketch shows (will have to double check), but they do seem to be mostly working independently.


I sure do hope it's a one off thing - would be such a shame to see them break up, if this is permanent. What has Linehan done independently though? Nothing pops to mind?

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Maurice Moss

  • Monday 1st July 2013, 11:13am [Edited]
  • England
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Quote: Aaron @ July 1 2013, 11:02 AM BST

Er, your avatar, The IT Crowd? I don't think Mathews was involved in Black Books either?

I'm not sure they've done much together since Father Ted, have they? When was Big Train?


Oh goodness, I was under the strange impression that he was involved in The IT Crowd too. :$

He was involved in Black Books, right?

PS: http://www.theitcrowd.co.uk/news/interview-at-home-with-the-linehans.htm found this, so fair enough then if that's the case.

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Aaron

  • Monday 1st July 2013, 1:50pm [Edited]
  • Royal Berkshire, England
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Quote: Maurice Moss @ July 1 2013, 11:13 AM BST

He was involved in Black Books, right?


Linehan co-wrote Series 1. Mathews is credited as a writer on one episode of Series 2. So, yes. But no.

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G180e

  • Monday 1st July 2013, 7:55pm [Edited]
  • Wolverhampton, England
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Quote: Aaron @ July 1 2013, 3:07 AM BST

Someone should set up a website to provide such information...!

Laughing out loud Whilst BCG does give me the general info... I want to know more in-depth about it as I've never even heard of the radio show! But I'm sure I'll give the TV series a go...

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Ben

  • Monday 1st July 2013, 8:19pm
  • England
  • 18,350 posts

I'm not very familiar with Count Arthur Strong, but if Linehan's involved then it's worth a watch.