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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 3, Episode 5 - The Three Wishes

Count Arthur Strong. Count Arthur Strong (Steve Delaney)
Arthur attempts to build bridges with a surprising figure from his past.

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Scheduling of this episode changed a number of times.

Broadcast details

Friday 30th 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
Bronagh Gallagher Birdie
Guest cast
Johnny Palmiero Pool Guy
Graham Fellows John Shuttleworth
Writing team
Steve Delaney Writer
Graham Linehan Writer
Andrew Ellard Script Editor
Graham Fellows Writer (Additional Material)
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


Arthur was in a band

Arthur tells the regulars in the cafe about how he used to be in a band.

Featuring: Steve Delaney (Count Arthur Strong), Rory Kinnear (Michael Baker) & Dave Plimmer (Eggy).


TV preview: Count Arthur Strong

This latest series has had a mixed response and maybe it will never win over the fans who prefer the radio version, but this episode really is excellent.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 30th June 2017

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