Count Arthur Strong - Series 3 (TV) Page 3

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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Gordon Bennett

  • Sunday 4th June 2017, 11:34am [Edited]
  • Basel, Switzerland
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Quote: Aaron @ 3rd June 2017, 11:14 PM

They are fantastic. Much better than the TV series, IMO. Very different beast though - pure Count and his befuddled world. No Michael. Here's the first series on CD: https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000FP2GX4/comedyguide-21/

(TV Series 2 was released on DVD in September. https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01HI699PU/comedyguide-21/ )

Thanks for your reply. I was so sure about them not going to release it (not sure why, maybe someone mentioned this in a different thread) that I didn't bother checking it out on amazon & co.

And I'm really thinking about buying the radio shows on cds...have yet to do the same with Hancock's Half Hour though.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Sunday 4th June 2017, 11:50am
  • England
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Quote: Gordon Bennett @ 4th June 2017, 11:34 AM

And I'm really thinking about buying the radio shows on cds...have yet to do the same with Hancock's Half Hour though.

:O

Another instance of better than the TV. Don't get me wrong, I do love seeing the lad himself with Sid, but those radio shows just had that bit extra.

I know I have said this many times but I will NEVER tire especially of "Sunday Afternoon at Home". Sheer classic. Sheer magic.

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Wednesday 7th June 2017, 2:48pm
  • Aldershot, England
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Seen one ep of current series and hated it. Kinnear kills it stone dead. HTF did he pull a bird like that, is she mentally ill? He's/his character's a miserable killjoy who puts down the spirited Arthur with his loud monotonous voice and this awful character has stolen the lead from the admirable CAS. There is no redeeming feature Michael has. This perversion of the show has virtually nothing to do with the real/original Count Arthur Strong. How on earth did experienced writers manage to butcher such a spirited sitcom and serve up a concoction a starving dog would spit out? SickPirateAngy

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Wednesday 7th June 2017, 3:03pm
  • Aldershot, England
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Quote: Lazzard @ 12th March 2017, 11:56 AM

Yes. And will Count Arthur actually feature, or will it mainly be a bitter-sweet love story starring Rory Kinnear?

Based on the single ep I saw, you have your answer.:(

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Aaron

  • Wednesday 7th June 2017, 3:21pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,712 posts
Quote: Alfred J Kipper @ 7th June 2017, 2:48 PM

Seen one ep of current series and hated it.

Which one, Alfred? I'd urge you to see Count Arthur's House Of Horrors if it was Arthur The Hat you watched. The best, purest Arthur episode yet.

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Thursday 8th June 2017, 12:53am
  • Aldershot, England
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Yes it was the first one, HOH but now I realise I didn't watch it all but turned off about halfway just as the ghost hunting bit started which I've just watched and found very funny. Glad I saw it all now and pleasantly surprised by the Countishness of it. But I didn't see such a good second half coming after an annoying Michael and unlikely girlfriend centred first ten mins or so the other week which stopped me watching the next ep as well.

Surely the episodes can be better balanced like a Fawlty Towers ep which goes straight in for the comedy instead of a slow build up. Because this one convinced me it was going to be tedious when it wasn't in the end. An ep of two halves with unbalanced character focus and comedy to be critical, which I generally am.

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Aaron

  • Thursday 8th June 2017, 1:09am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
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Quote: Alfred J Kipper @ 8th June 2017, 12:53 AM

Surely the episodes can be better balanced like a Fawlty Towers ep which goes straight in for the comedy instead of a slow build up.

Rarely get that in any comedy these days.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Saturday 10th June 2017, 8:19am [Edited]
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Welcome back Kipper.

I think you need to rewatch Fawlty Towers again. There was always exposition, there was always a sense of drama there.

Seems to be a Life On Mars theme next week.

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Saturday 10th June 2017, 10:19pm
  • Aldershot, England
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Thank you Paul and hello. Yes I'll take that order to watch FT for the 500th time and see what I find.

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Gordon Bennett

  • Friday 23rd June 2017, 9:07pm [Edited]
  • Basel, Switzerland
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Silly as hell tonight! :D

And I'm with Bulent on this matter...Michael is the perfect candidate for a 'soupover', Mr. Charmless & Dull himself. I don't know why he was showing his aversion so openly at this event, he should be grateful Arthur and his friends want to hang out with a loser like him.

Quote: Alfred J Kipper @ 7th June 2017, 2:48 PM

HTF did he pull a bird like that, is she mentally ill?

That.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Friday 23rd June 2017, 11:58pm
  • England
  • 17,493 posts

Yes, enjoyed tonight - plenty of silliness, and love the way his explanations tail away to nothingness. Laughing out loud

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lofthouse

  • Saturday 24th June 2017, 2:33pm
  • Nowhere, England
  • 9,798 posts

"No...but..there maybe another ..."

Lmfaoroflpsmsllolololol

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Lazzard

  • Sunday 25th June 2017, 6:03pm
  • Ludlow, England
  • 4,774 posts
Quote: Aaron @ 8th June 2017, 1:09 AM

Rarely get that in any comedy these days.

I blame the "Series Arc".
Sitcom death.

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Ian Wolf

  • Saturday 1st July 2017, 9:44am
  • Stockton-on-Tees, England
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Really enjoyed last night's episode: partly because of the guest performance from Graham Fellows, but also for the reference to the radio series when Arthur talks about Wilf the butchers.

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Chappers

  • Sunday 2nd July 2017, 9:18pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 31,260 posts

Yes. I planned to watch the Jilted John episode but forgot. Will watch it after the Loch.