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Radio Preview: Count Arthur Strong – Christmas Special 2017: Bedbugs and Drumsticks, Radio 4

Arthur returns to BBC Radio 4 with a celebratory Christmas special of the long-running comedy sitcom. The former variety star gets the opportunity to audition for a Christmas production of Bedknobs and Broomsticks. What could possibly go wrong?

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News: More Panto for Count Arthur Strong

Count Arthur Strong is returning to panto this winter.

He is appearing in Aladdin at the Richmond Theatre alongside Christopher Biggins, Issy Van Randwyck and Rikki Jay.

Last year he appeared at the Palladium playing Baron Hardup in Cinderella alongside Paul O’Grady, Nigel Havers and Julian Clary.

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TV: Count Arthur Strong, BBC1

It's been a while since the last Count Arthur Strong series but the third run does not mark a significant change. Which is a Good Thing. Our befuddled hero (Steve Delaney) is still as hapless as ever, putting his foot in it at every opportunity and making life hard for long-suffering Michael (Rory Kinnear). The script, by Delaney and Graham Linehan (who also directs) is neatly plotted and regularly punctuated with laugh-out-loud humour. If you like your gags silly you have come to the right place.

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News: Third Series For Count Arthur Strong

A third series of Count Arthur Strong has been commissioned by the BBC. Following the sucess of the first series on BBC2, the second series moved to BBC1 this year with the Count getting into more confusion and slapstick scrapes.

Posting the news on Twitter, Count Arthur said in his typically eccentric style: "It's my very great delight to announce that BBBC1 in their finite wisden have commissioned a 3rd series of CountArthur Strong. End of."

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TV Preview: Count Arthur Strong, BBC1

A ridiculous comedy character standing for election? No, not Al Murray’s Pub Landlord, but Steve Delaney’s Count Arthur Strong, who this week is so annoyed about the street noise waking him up in the night he decides to seize the reins of power so that he can do something about it himself.

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