Comedy

Comedy Clicks – This Week – Count Arthur Strong

Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that is based on a radio show but none of the characters from that version feature in the television show – Count Arthur Strong


About the Show

Summary of Plot

Delusional show business character Count Arthur Strong, a pompous, out-of-work actor from Doncaster attempts to recount his life story with the help of the scholarly son of his former comedy partner.iMDB

Number of Seasons / Episodes

4 seasons

Characters:
Steve Delaney – Count Arthur Strong
Rory Kinnear – Michael Baker
Zahra Ahmadi – Sinem
Any Linden – John The Watch
David Plimmer – Eggy

Trivia

  • Even before the first series aired the BBC commissioned a second series straight away
  • On 8 August 2017, the BBC announced that the show had been cancelled after three series.
  • Delaney portrays the title character in the series, a stage creation of Delaney’s who has also featured in the BBC Radio 4 programme Count Arthur Strong’s Radio Show![
  • none of the characters from the radio programme are featured

Clips

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