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 3 - The Radio Play

Much to everyone's surprise, including his own, Arthur gets a part in a radio play. Meanwhile Michael finds house sitting for Arthur is a dangerous thing to do.

Further details

Count Arthur Strong. Image shows from L to R: Rachael (Selina Griffiths), Count Arthur Strong (Steve Delaney). Copyright: Retort / Komedia Entertainment.

Much to everyone's surprise - including his own - Arthur is offered a bit-part in a radio play when the original actor has an accident.

Meanwhile, Michael goes to the former variety star's house to wait for a sofa to be delivered and ends up battered and bruised.

Broadcast details

Monday 22nd 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)
    Selina Griffiths Rachael (Playwright)
    Lindsay Duncan Dame Agnes
    Alexandra Weaver Jennifer (Actress)
    Jeremy Swift Colin (Radio Producer)
    Orlando Seale Luke (Actor)
    Andrew Spiers Sound Engineer
    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


    Arthur is still very alive

    Michael explains to an interviewee that Arthur is still alive and kicking.

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    Featuring: Rory Kinnear (Michael Baker), Jeremy Swift (Colin).

    Arthur's Comeback

    Arthur gets a part in a radio play but needs someone to wait in for a delivery.

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    Featuring: Steve Delaney (Count Arthur Strong), Rory Kinnear (Michael Baker), Zahra Ahmadi (Sinem), Andy Linden (John The Watch), Dave Plimmer (Eggy), Ruth Posner (Katya).


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