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 7 - Safari Park

Count Arthur Strong. Image shows from L to R: Count Arthur Strong (Steve Delaney), John The Watch (Andy Linden), Eggy (Dave Plimmer), Michael Baker (Rory Kinnear), Birdie (Bronagh Gallagher)
A birthday treat for Michael turns into a terrifying battle for survival.

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Scheduling of this episode changed a number of times. In some places it was initially billed as Episode 4.

Broadcast details

Friday 14th 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
Colin Hoult Roger
Roderic Culver Mr Billings
Robin Weaver Mrs Billings
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 goes to a safari park

Count Arthur Strong, Michael, Birdie and John The Watch head to a safari park.

Featuring: Steve Delaney (Count Arthur Strong), Rory Kinnear (Michael Baker), Andy Linden (John The Watch) & Bronagh Gallagher (Birdie).


The sitcom following retired performer Strong reaches the end of its third season. If the guest appearance of John Shuttleworth didn't confirm it, gentle 90s comedy continues to rule. Tonight it's Michael's birthday, an event that, after childhood disappointment, he prefers to manage himself. He reckons without Arthur's box of expiring vouchers. Soon, a mystery excursion is, with occasionally humorous consequences, under way.

John Robinson, The Guardian, 14th July 2017

Preview - Count Arthur Strong: Safari Park

There is no news on a fourth series yet, but it seems safe to say the Count will return.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 14th July 2017

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