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.

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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.

Preview clips

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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 28th 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)
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.

View this clip on the BBC website

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.

View this clip on the BBC website

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

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