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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.

Classic Interview: Benedict Cumberbatch

I came across my interview with Benedict Cumberbatch from The Times, November 2007, in my archive and thought it might be of some interest. Back then Cumberbatch was a fast-rising star of stage and screen rather than the all-conquering superstar he is today. I'll always remember the first time I spotted him – it was when I watched him playing Stephen Hawking in a BBC drama in 2004.

TV Review: Count Arthur Strong, BBC2

Update 14/9/13 – Good to see the first series of Count Arthur Strong getting a quick Saturday night repeat run at 7.30pm from tonight. It could be the perfect feet-up, cup-of-tea Dad's Army-type slot for it. Here's a review of the wonderfully nuanced but also enjoyably broad comedy from when it first went out earlier this year. If you like the sitcom you might also be interested in Through It All I've Always Laughed: The Memoirs of Count Arthur Strong, which are published on November  7.

Interview: Classic Interview – Rory Kinnear

Rory Kinnear must be one of the UK's most versatile actors, equally at home onstage in classical dramas and on TV in comedies. His latest role on the box is in the new BBC2 series, Count Arthur Strong, where he demonstrates some mighty meaty comedy chops.

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