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

Count Arthur Strong

BBC One and BBC Two sitcom about a faded former celebrity. 20 episodes (3 series), 2013 - 2017. Stars Steve Delaney, Rory Kinnear, Zahra Ahmadi, Chris Ryman and others.

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.

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


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    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.

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

    Foot Spa

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

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


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