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Count Arthur Strong

Count Arthur Strong’s back – and he’s been at the crème de menthe… Steve Delaney’s wonderful comic creation
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Count Arthur Strong's back – and he's been at the crème de menthe…

Steve Delaney's wonderful comic creation, the eccentric and delusional ex-music hall performer Count Arthur Strong, is back for a third series of misadventures and malapropisms.

In this week's very funny opener, his friend at the cafe, the insecure Michael (Rory Kinnear), lives to regret introducing Arthur to his literary agent when the resulting chaos includes an exorcism, some crème de menthe – or 'minty oblivion' as Arthur calls it – and an unfortunate incident that involves a ventriloquist’s dummy.

Co-written by Graham Linehan of Father Ted and The IT Crowd fame, this is family-friendly comedy at its quirky best.