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 6 - The Lucky Streak

Count Arthur Strong. Image shows from L to R: Karl (Amit Shah), Count Arthur Strong (Steve Delaney)
Arthur makes some unlikely new friends while in search of biscuits, and sees his life and luck change overnight.

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This episode was moved from BBC One in order to facilitate overrunning tennis coverage.

Broadcast details

Friday 7th July 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
Tim Downie Rufus
Amit Shah Karl
Harman Singh Ben
Roger Barclay Business Man
Aaron Ishmael Teenager 1
Jumayn Hunter Teenager 2
Sonny Morgan Young Boy
Graham Linehan Security Guard
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


Count Arthur Strong finds 50p

Count Arthur finds 50p in the road... but it's been glued there by two youths playing a prank.

Featuring: Steve Delaney (Count Arthur Strong), Aaron Ishmael (Teenager 1) & Jumayn Hunter (Teenager 2).


This has been a superb series, subtly enhanced by the addition of Bronagh Gallagher as Birdie, doing that looking-on-in-astonishment thing she did so memorably in Pulp Fiction. This week, despite bungling a video audition for an advert, Arthur embarks on an extraordinary run of good fortune which brings him international notoriety; not a good time for Bulent to suggest a poker game in his sister's absence.

David Stubbs, The Guardian, 7th July 2017

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