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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.

Count Arthur Strong. Image shows from L to R: Count Arthur Strong (Steve Delaney), Michael Baker (Rory Kinnear), John The Watch (Andy Linden). Copyright: Retort.

Series 3, Episode 1 - Count Arthur's House Of Horrors

Arthur and the gang spend an evening in a 'haunted house'.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 19th May 2017
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes
Ratings
1.54 million viewers (8.10% audience share)

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
Bronagh Gallagher Birdie
Guest cast
Pandora Colin Monica
Hermione Gulliford Philippa
Toby Nash Young Michael
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
Kate Daughton Executive Producer
Tim Waddell Editor
Jo Sutherland Production Designer
Jon Boden Composer

Video

Arthur the exorcist

Following a misunderstanding with Michael's agent, Arthur is enlisted to rid a haunted house of its supernatural occupants.

Featuring: Steve Delaney (Count Arthur Strong), Andy Linden (John The Watch), Dave Plimmer (Eggy), Bronagh Gallagher (Birdie), Pandora Colin (Monica), Hermione Gulliford (Philippa).

Press

TV show: Count Arthur Strong, BBC1

It's been a while since the last Count Arthur Strong series but the third run does not mark a significant change.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 17th May 2017

Is Count Arthur the comedy the BBC is looking for?

The BBC One sitcom has finally got a prime-time slot - and co-writer Graham Linehan could not be more delighted.

Ben Dowell, Radio Times, 18th May 2017

Preview - Count Arthur Strong

While Mrs. Brown's Boys currently holds the title of the most divisive comedy in Britain, Count Arthur Strong surprisingly also seems to split opinion.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 19th May 2017

Steve Delaney's catastrophically befuddled Count continues his welcome return and continues to make the life of Rory Kinnear's Michael a surreal misery. This week, Michael receives a summons for jury service, Arthur discovers the joy of doing good deeds and John the Watch runs into some of his old criminal associates, leading to a moment of sitcom genius comprising the exchange "Have they now?" "Yes." Looks nothing on paper but just you watch it.

David Stubbs, The Guardian, 19th May 2017

Count Arthur Strong will make you laugh & make you cry

Looking for something to make your Friday nights funny? The farce is Strong with this one...

Mark Braxton, Radio Times, 19th May 2017

Count Arthur Strong review

Steve Delaney's hapless comedian is back for a third series, and its gleeful mix of visual gags and absurdist dialogue puts to bed the idea that he is ill suited to TV.

Tim Dowling, The Guardian, 20th May 2017

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