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 3, Episode 2 - Arthur The Hat

Count Arthur Strong. Image shows from L to R: Mister Duncan (Bruce Payne), Michael Baker (Rory Kinnear), Don (Tom Meeten), Count Arthur Strong (Steve Delaney), Birdie (Bronagh Gallagher)
Some of John the Watch's old criminal associates take an interest in Bulent's cafe.

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Broadcast details

Friday 26th May 2017
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 29th May 2017 8:30pm 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
Bronagh Gallagher Birdie
Guest cast
Nigel Boyle Miller
Seeta Indrani Moore
Nicholas Jones Judge
Tom Meeten Don
Bruce Payne Mister Duncan
Mel Raido Ron
Bronson Webb Bobby
Jason Langley Rude Guy
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
Sarah Crowe Casting Director
Bill Broomfield Director of Photography
Lesley Hamon Make-up Designer
Jon Boden Composer
Jo Kennedy-Valentine 1st Assistant Director


Michael the Mailman

Michael delivers Arthur's post, revealing some bizarre business ideas and unlikely postal subscriptions, before opening his very own exciting summons.

Featuring: Steve Delaney (Count Arthur Strong), Rory Kinnear (Michael Baker) & Chris Ryman (Bulent).


Is Count Arthur Strong the real H?

What we're trying to say is that Nigel Boyle, the actor who plays DCI Buckles in BBC One's runaway hit police drama Line Of Duty, appeared in a 2017 episode of the sitcom Count Arthur Strong playing another copper, called Miller, in the episode "Arthur The Hat".

Chortle, 3rd May 2021

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 ...

Davd Stubbs, The Guardian, 26th May 2017

TV review: Count Arthur Strong, Arthur The Hat

There are some truly delicious moments here, such as Arthur getting a vision of a saintly Brian Cox whenever he does a good deed.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 26th May 2017

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