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Count Arthur Strong 

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.

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Steve Delaney
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Series cast summary:
Steve Delaney Steve Delaney ...  Count Arthur Strong 20 episodes, 2013-2017
Rory Kinnear ...  Michael Baker / ... 20 episodes, 2013-2017
Zahra Ahmadi ...  Sinem 20 episodes, 2013-2017
Andy Linden Andy Linden ...  John the Watch 20 episodes, 2013-2017
David Plimmer David Plimmer ...  Eggy 20 episodes, 2013-2017
Chris Ryman ...  Bulent 19 episodes, 2013-2017
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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.

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8 July 2013 (UK) See more »

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Komedia Entertainment See more »
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Brilliant!
5 October 2013 | by mike-499-205871See all my reviews

Count Arthur Strong is one of the best sitcoms to show on British TV in donkey's years. Goodness knows what the first reviewer of this superbly written and laugh out loud programme was watching, but comparing it to Miranda is like comparing the Likely Lads to Cheers. Count Arthur Strong is an ageing 'jack of all trades' entertainer, with a slightly deluded view of his place in the world (think Arthur Lowe in Potter). His crackpot ideas and the fact that he is so out of touch with modern times and technology make for some great comedy. Graham Linehan (Father Ted) has always had a rather surreal way of writing and developing a storyline, with many back references and 'out of the blue' lines. That might make the characters a little harder to get to know, but the effort is well worth while. With this, and the return of Citizen Khan, the BBC is back on the right track..


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