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

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2005 - 2021
  • 44 episodes (7 series)

A radio sitcom based around the day-to-day life of the confused and muddled one-time variety star, Count Arthur Strong. Stars Steve Delaney, Alastair Kerr, Dave Mounfield, Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins and Joanna Neary

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

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2005 - 2021
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
44 (7 series), plus 10 highlights special
Stars
Steve Delaney, Alastair Kerr, Dave Mounfield, Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins and Joanna Neary
Writers
Steve Delaney and Graham Duff
Producers
Mark Radcliffe, John Leonard and Richard Daws
Companies

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.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Count Arthur Speaks! (Radio 4 Extra show)
Production
Studio

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 23rd December 2005 at 11:30am on BBC Radio 4
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • Komedia Brighton
  • The Dancehouse Theatre (Manchester)

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