Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!. Count Arthur Strong (Steve Delaney). Copyright: Komedia Entertainment.

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!

BBC Radio 4 sitcom about a confused one-time variety star. 50 episodes (7 series), 2005 - 2018. Stars Steve Delaney, Alastair Kerr, Dave Mounfield, Mel Giedroyc and others.

Series 5, Episode 6 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra on Wednesday at 11:30pm.

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!. Copyright: Andy Hollingworth.

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!

A radio sitcom based around the day-to-day life of the confused and muddled one-time Variety Star, Count Arthur Strong

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2005 - 2018
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
50   (7 series), plus 1 highlights special
Starring
Steve Delaney, Alastair Kerr, Dave Mounfield, Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins and Joanna Neary
Writer
Steve Delaney
Producers
Mark Radcliffe, John Leonard and Richard Daws

One-time variety star Count Arthur Strong (Steve Delaney) is all tourettic tics, false starts and nervous fumbling, badly covered up by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance.

With his jumbled delivery of words, delusions of grandeur and ability to get monumentally sidetracked, normal daily tasks become a challenge for Arthur and more often than not, those around him too.

Arthur is almost always oblivious to the chaos and delay he causes those he meets. He often ends up blaming them for the confusion he has caused, and can regularly be heard threatening to write a strongly worded letter or pass details on to his solicitor.

On the rare occasions that it does dawn on Arthur that he is at fault, he will attempt to lie his way out of trouble - normally digging himself into an even deeper hole in the process.

Arthur is a cheapskate - amongst those he attempts to get freebies from is Wilf Taylor, his butcher. Other characters who have the misfortune of knowing Arthur include cafe owner Gerry and Malcolm Titter, a naive budding young actor and playwright who stupidly looks to the Count for advice and acting lessons.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 23rd December 2005 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 26th December 2018 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 5 Episode 6: Wednesday at 11:30pm on Radio 4 Extra

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