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 3 - Untrue Detective

Count Arthur Strong. Image shows from L to R: Michael Baker (Rory Kinnear), Count Arthur Strong (Steve Delaney)
A knock on the head results in Arthur joining the police force as a high-ranking detective. It's up to Michael and the gang from the cafe to bring him back to reality.

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Broadcast details

Friday 16th June 2017
30 minutes

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
James Eeles PC Vaughan
Nitin Kundra PC Bennett
Leila Farzad News Reporter
Andy Lucas Mahzu
James Michie Terry
Matthew Steer Dr. Frome
Sandra Maitland Relative
James Marchant Guest
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


Murder Mystery acting

Arthur talks about his involvement in a Murder Mystery acting group.

Featuring: Steve Delaney (Count Arthur Strong), Rory Kinnear (Michael Baker), Zahra Ahmadi (Sinem), Chris Ryman (Bulent), Andy Linden (John The Watch) & Dave Plimmer (Eggy).


TV Preview: Count Arthur Strong

Nobody in their right minds can deny that there are some great lines here. "I'm sick of being the inanimate eye candy," says Arthur after being cast as a dead body yet again.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 13th June 2017

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