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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 2, Episode 6 - The Affair

Count Arthur Strong. Count Arthur Strong (Steve Delaney)
In the aftermath of yet another 'trouser fire', Arthur moves in temporarily with Michael. But the stress of living in close quarters with Arthur leads Michael to gravitate towards another regular in the cafe, John The Watch.

Preview clips


The end of this episode plays tribute to Fawlty Towers Series 1, Episode 4, The Hotel Inspectors.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 10th February 2015
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 10th February 2015 11:10pm BBC1 Wales
Wednesday 11th February 2015 10:40pm BBC1 Scot

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
Guest cast
Oliver Dimsdale Simon (Sinem's Boyfriend)
Diveen Henry Police Officer
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


Trouser fire

Arthur explains the incident that made him need to stay with Michael.

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

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