Count Arthur Strong. Count Arthur Strong (Steve Delaney). Copyright: Retort
Count Arthur Strong

Count Arthur Strong

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One / BBC Two
  • 2013 - 2017
  • 20 episodes (3 series)

TV sitcom following elderly, befuddled showbusiness character Count Arthur Strong and his friends. Stars Steve Delaney, Rory Kinnear, Zahra Ahmadi, Chris Ryman, Andy Linden and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1 - Memory Man

Max Baker, Count Arthur's old partner from the early days in variety, has died. His son Michael tracks down Arthur in the hope of interviewing him for a book. Michael is soon treated to a performance of Arthur's world famous Memory Man act.

Preview clips

Further details

Count Arthur Strong. Count Arthur Strong (Steve Delaney). Copyright: Retort / Komedia Entertainment

The death of famous comedian Max Baker leads to a momentous meeting between his son, Michael, and his former comedy partner, Count Arthur Strong.

Arthur makes a particular impact at Max's memorial service, but not before treating Michael to a performance of his world-famous Memory Man act.

Broadcast details

Monday 8th July 2013
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 14th September 2013 7:30pm BBC2

Cast & crew

Steve Delaney Count Arthur Strong
Rory Kinnear Michael Baker
Zahra Ahmadi Sinem
Chris Ryman Bulent
Andy Linden John The Watch
Dave Plimmer Eggy
Ruth Posner Katya
Guest cast
Lucy Briers Sheila (Publisher)
Paul Courtenay Hyu Customer
John Ramm Max Baker (Michael's Dad)
Barry Cryer Self
Writing team
Steve Delaney Writer
Graham Linehan Writer
Andrew Ellard Script Editor
Production team
Graham Linehan Director
Richard Boden Director
Richard Boden Producer
Richard Daws Executive Producer
Jon Rolph Executive Producer
Gregor Sharp Executive Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
Jo Sutherland Production Designer
Jon Boden Composer


Michael tracks down Arthur

Michael Baker goes in search of his father's old comedy partner.

View this clip on the BBC website

Featuring: Rory Kinnear (Michael Baker) & Lucy Briers (Sheila).

Foot Spa

Arthur confuses Michael for someone who has come to mend his foot spa.

View this clip on the BBC website

Featuring: Steve Delaney (Count Arthur Strong) & Rory Kinnear (Michael Baker).

Share this page