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 2, Episode 1 - The Heist

Count Arthur Strong. Image shows from L to R: Count Arthur Strong (Steve Delaney), Eggy (Dave Plimmer). Copyright: Retort / Komedia Entertainment.
Michael, suffering from writer's block, returns to the cafe to find that Count Arthur has written a novel. When the book turns out to be full of salacious gossip, drastic measures are required to retrieve it from Michael's agent.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 6th January 2015
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
Guest cast
Lucy Briers Sheila (Publisher)
Oliver Dimsdale Simon (Sinem's Boyfriend)
Amanda Root Karen (Sheila's Sister)
Richard Huw Peter (Sheila's Brother-in-Law)
Richard Betts Man Walking Dog
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


Count Arthur Strong: Series 2 Trailer

Count Arthur Strong is back.

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

Count Arthur's book

Arthur has written a racy book for the over-70s, but Michael spots a problem with it...

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


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