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
    Tim Waddell Editor
    Jo Sutherland Production Designer
    Jon Boden Composer


    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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