Count Arthur Strong

Live Review: Count Arthur Strong, Leicester Square Theatre, WC2

It's an interesting time for Count Arthur Strong. After three series the BBC decided not to recomission his sitcom, which doesn't leave many options for this unique character. There's panto, but you are unlikely to see Count Arthur on panel shows. And I'm not sure if he gets that much corporate work. I can't see him hosting the Plumber of the Year awards.

News: New Alive And Unplugged Tour For Count Arthur Strong

Count Arthur Strong has announced a UK tour for 2018.

This follows his 2017 Sound of Mucus tour. His Alive and Unplugged tour starts at the Lyceum Theatre Crewe on April 12 and currently concludes on June 23 at the Plaza, Stockport.

Count Arthur has offered this description of his forthcoming outing.

TV: Count Arthur Strong, The Three Wishes, BBC1

I've been looking forward to this episode since I interviewed Count Arthur Strong's creator Steve Delaney in the Spring. I innocently asked him if he felt there were similarities between his creation and Graham Fellows' creation John Shuttleworth. Delaney told me that Shuttleworth had an upcoming cameo in the series but at the time I was told not to tell anyone. And now here it is and it doesn't disappoint.

Live Review: Count Arthur Strong, Winter Gardens, Margate

One of the heated debates on social media is whether Count Arthur Strong has transferred successfully from radio to television. There is a school of thought that somehow the dotty creation of Steve Delaney works better without pictures. I’m not so sure myself. One thing I am sure of though is that he certainly works brilliantly on the live stage.

News: John Shuttleworth To Appear In Count Arthur Strong

John Shuttleworth is to appear in the BBC1 sitcom Count Arthur Strong.

The Sheffield songsmith guests in the episode which goes out on Friday, June 30 at 8.30pm, entitled The Three Wishes.

John Shuttleworth will also be appearing at The Gilded Balloon Edinburgh on the 12th and 13th of August as part of his My Last Will And Tasty Mint Tour. Tickets here.

TV Preview: Count Arthur Strong, BBC1

A few weeks ago there was a discussion in London about the state of the sitcom, suggesting that it was in crisis. The talk has just been released on podcast and you can have a listen here.

TV: Count Arthur Strong, Episode Two, Arthur The Hat, BBC1

There have been some interesting comments about new comedy White Gold, which started earlier this week. People who didn’t like it pointed to the fact that there was nobody nice in it. Nobody you could actually like. Which is not how English sitcoms are supposed to be. They are supposed to be full of loveable losers.

News: Transmission Date Confirmed For New Count Arthur Strong Series

BBC1 has confirmed the transmission date for the new series of sitcom Count Arthur Strong.

It will return to BBC1 on May 19 at 8.30pm.   .

The seven-part series is once again written by Steve Delaney, who plays Count Arthur, and Graham Linehan. The regular cast all returns. There is Michael (Rory Kinnear), Eggy (Dave Plimmer), John The Watch (Andy Linden) and cafe owners Bulent (Chris Ryman) and his sister Sinem (Zahra Ahmadi). There is also a new customer, cheerful Birdie (Bronagh Gallagher).

Opinion: Is British TV Finally Giving Sitcoms A Chance To Grow Again?

Great news today that the BBC has recommissioned Count Arthur Strong. I was concerned that the move from BBC2 to BBC1 for the second series had been the last throw of the dice and that if it didn’t ascend to Miranda-like status it would not be back.

Opinion: Sue Perkins For Top Gear. And If Not Her Another Comic?

In the last few days I’ve heard about Count Arthur Strong being mooted as new host of Top Gear and Alexei Sayle being tipped for the job. At the time of writing Sue Perkins is the odds-on bookies favourite, even though she has tweeted that she is not interested.


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