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Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! Christmas Special20151225

Christmas creeps up on Arthur, leaving him little time to plan his festive arrangements.

Count Arthur Strong - one time Variety Star, now sole proprietor and owner of Doncaster's Academy of Performance - is a show business legend, raconteur, and lecturer extraordinaire. In this one off episode, the sudden arrival of Christmas ("We've only just celebrated Easter!") surprises Arthur. Could the lack of seasonal planning possibly see Arthur miss out on his Turkey?

All false starts and nervous fumbling badly covered up by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance, and an expert in everything from the world of entertainment to the origin of the species, everyday life with Arthur is an enlightening, sometimes frustrating, never dull experience.

Count Arthur Strong is supported in the Christmas special by his Radio Repertory Company (like the RSC only better) - Alastair Kerr, Dave Mounfield and Mel Giedroyc.

Steve Delaney has been performing as Count Arthur Strong since the late 90s. In the last fifteen years the character has stepped from Edinburgh cult to mainstay of BBC Comedy, with seven series on BBC Radio 4, and a TV sitcom that has stepped from BBC2 to BBC1 and will return for a third series in 2016.

A Komedia Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

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An invitation to star in a local pantomime gets Arthur excited about a return to the stage

Count Arthur is saved from the seemingly simple task of writing his Christmas cards by a call from the Vicar. An invitation to star in the local pantomime gets Arthur excited about possible return to the stage.

Count Arthur Strong - one time Variety Star, now sole proprietor and owner of Doncaster's Academy of Performance - is a show business legend, raconteur, and lecturer extraordinaire. All false starts and nervous fumbling badly covered up by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance, and an expert in everything from the world of entertainment to the origin of the species, everyday life with Arthur is an enlightening experience.

Produced by John Leonard and Mark Radcliffe

A Komedia Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

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The bumbling theatre veteran prepares for a seasonal appearance at an old folk's home.

Count Arthur Strong, one-time variety star, makes his preparations for Christmas. From his altercation with a carol singer and his improvised 'reading' of the Nativity, to his show for the elderly at Leafy Glade old people's home. What could possibly go wrong? Stars Steve Delaney. From December 2006.

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Special edition of Steve Delaney's comedy vehicle, recorded at the Edinburgh Festival.

Arthur's attempts to find a bargain in the classifieds doesn't quite go to plan, as his ever-ringing doorbell leads to confusion on all fronts. But Count Arthur Strong will be able to gather his thoughts in time for his role-playing engagement at the hospital, won't he?

With Steve Delaney, Sue Perkins, Alastair Kerr, David Mounfield.

10Extra Strong - Count Arthur Speaks! Mint Extracts20110611 (BBC7)
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The variety star opens up as never before to Mark Radcliffe.

Can it be true? Yes, famed memory man, treader of the boards and gourmand of corner shops Count Arthur Strong allows Mark Radcliffe to probe deeply into his past career and deeds, with a selection of episodes from his life.

The variety star opens up as never before - his childhood, his early forays into show business, his army days, the lack of hot soup in France, and what happened when he owned a barge with Stan Stennett and Roy Walker.

A blistering, some-holds-barred tell-all straight from the mouth of the horse himself. Learn, definitively, how he became a Count.

Asking the probing questions is Radio 2 and 6 Music DJ Mark Radcliffe (Mark and Lard), and he knows where the skeletons are hidden - he produced Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show.

It features a selection of the finest episodes from Radio 4's Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show, the comic creation of Steve Delaney.

The variety star opens up as never before to Mark Radcliffe. Features: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show, Series 1 Episode 4; Series 2, Episodes 3, 4 and 6; and Series 5 Episode 1.

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A day in the life of a former variety star includes a disastrous book signing.

A day in the life of a former variety star, includes a disastrous book signing. Stars Steve Delaney. From December 2005.

The one time variety star is promoting his diaries, but the book signing goes awry.

The one time variety star is promoting his diaries, but the book signing venue proves to be a disaster. Stars Steve Delaney.

The one time variety star is promoting his diaries, but the book signing venue proves to be a disaster.

Stars Steve Delaney.

From the mystery of the missing cauliflower to a book signing at a butcher's shop.

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Reminiscences of an ex-variety star, who's cooking and drinking on a cable TV show.

Reminiscences of an ex-variety star, who's cooking and drinking on a cable TV show. Stars Steve Delaney. From December 2005.

Memories of an ex-variety star, including Robin Hood, Jack the Ripper and Bendy Bob.

Reminiscences of a former variety star, where Robin Hood, Jack the Ripper and Bendy Bob sit side by side.

Stars Steve Delaney.

From a perplexing trip to the post office to a mystery celebrity appearance on his cable vision cookery show.

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The ex-variety star has a muddled day at the butchers and at a radio play read-through.

The ex-variety star has a muddled day at the butchers and at a radio play read-through. Stars Steve Delaney. From January 2006.

The confused theatre veteran has been cast in a radio play.

Or has he? As a traumatic rehearsal ensues, nothing gets clearer.

Or has he?

From his daily trip to the butcher's shop to an eventful radio play read through.

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The former variety star has toaster trouble before his talk to the Women's Institute.

The former variety star has toaster trouble before his talk to the Women's Institute. Stars Steve Delaney. From January 2006.

Stars Steve Delaney.

From January 2006.

The ex-variety star has toaster and bus troubles before entertaining the Women's Institute

Count Arthur is defeated by a toaster and a bus journey before entertaining the WI with highlights from his showbiz career.

From a troublesome toaster to the recollection of nearly being cast as James Bond.

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The ex-variety star stumbles through an audition and relives a role in Juliet Bravo.

The ex-variety star stumbles through an audition and relives a role in Juliet Bravo. Stars Steve Delaney. From January 2006.

Stars Steve Delaney.

From January 2006.

Count Arthur stumbles through another audition without a script and relives a role in Juliet Bravo.

From haggling over the price of a scouring pad and the difficulties of opening a door via an intercom to a day late audition.

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The former variety star makes piccalilli and 'helps' Malcolm with an important audition.

The former variety star makes piccalilli and 'helps' Malcolm with an important audition. Stars Steve Delaney. From January 2006.

From his own home-made range of piccalilli to helping his protégé Malcolm prepare for his audition for Cats the musical.

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The ex-variety star tries motivational speaking with a snappy slogan and dunce's caps. Stars Steve Delaney. From February 2007.

The ex-variety star tries motivational speaking with a snappy slogan and dunce's caps.

Stars Steve Delaney.

From February 2007.

The former variety star turns to motivational speaking, with some dunces' caps and the slogan - 'success is a budgie'.

Arthur grapples with a new tape recorder en route to his inaugural motivational lecture.

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After arguing all day, the former variety star sparks confusion when he arrives at the BBC. Stars Steve Delaney. From March 2007.

After arguing all day, the former variety star sparks confusion when he arrives at the BBC

Stars Steve Delaney.

From March 2007.

After arguing all day, the former variety star heads to the BBC to possibly appear on 'Just a Minute'.

The former variety star heads to the BBC to possibly appear on 'Just a Minute'.

The BBC invites the former variety star to take part in a panel game, but he can't find his team mates or a bell or buzzer.

Arthur experiences some confusing altercations at the supermarket with a customer, the checkout girl and a double glazing salesman.

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The former variety star attempts to get work as an after-dinner speaker. Stars Steve Delaney with guest Barry Cryer.

The former variety star attempts to get work as an after-dinner speaker.

The famously muddle-headed thespian attempts to get work as an after dinner speaker.

With guest star Barry Cryer.

Arthur is offered an after-dinner speaking engagement for the World Wildlife Fund.

His route to this turns out to be rather circuitous.

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The former variety star addresses the Oxford Union's 'Creationism versus Evolution' debate. With Steve Delaney and Sue Perkins.

The former variety star addresses the Oxford Union's 'Creationism versus Evolution' debate.

The scatty nobleman speaks before the Oxford University Union.

How will he fare in the Creationism versus Evolution debate?

Arthur's plans for a quiet night in are thwarted by a forgotten engagement to address the Oxford Union.

During his research, he becomes embroiled in a case of mistaken identity.

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The showbiz legend has got hospital tests, and says his goodbyes in case the worst happens. Stars Steve Delaney. From March 2007.

The showbiz legend's got hospital tests, but says his goodbyes in case the worst happens.

Stars Steve Delaney.

From March 2007.

The showbiz legend and master of mispronunciation has tummy trouble, but doesn't trust the doctors.

With Steve Delaney.

The showbiz master of mispronunciation has tummy trouble, but doesn't trust the doctors.

After presiding over the opening of a shoe shop, Arthur calls into the Shoulder of Mutton on the way to an appointment for some tests at the hospital.

Should the worst happen, he says his farewells.

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The showbiz legend gives a lecture to impress the Egyptology Society, but there's a strict dress code. Stars Steve Delaney.

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The showbiz legend gives a lecture to impress the Egyptology Society - but there's a strict dress code.

Arthur's application for membership of the British Egyptology Society hinges on the success of his lecture on ancient Egypt.

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The ex-variety star is invited onto a book show, but first he must find a tea towel.

Spoof reminiscences of a former variety star. Count Arthur Strong is an expert in everything from the world of entertainment to the origins of the species, all false starts and nervous fumbling, poorly concealed by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance.

Arthur misplaces his book for the review taking place later that day. Arthur and Geoffrey are sent in pursuit of it. A couple of glasses of wine in the green room prior to the radio show help him review the book in his own unique manner.

With Steve Delaney, Sue Perkins, Dave Mounfield and Alastair Kerr.

Spoof reminiscences of a former variety star.

Count Arthur Strong is an expert in everything from the world of entertainment to the origins of the species, all false starts and nervous fumbling, poorly concealed by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance.

Arthur misplaces his book for the review taking place later that day.

Arthur and Geoffrey are sent in pursuit of it.

A couple of glasses of wine in the green room prior to the radio show help him review the book in his own unique manner.

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The ex-variety star sells a clock which isn't his, and practises for Antiques Roadshow.

Spoof reminiscences of a former variety star. Count Arthur Strong is an expert in everything from the world of entertainment to the origins of the species, all false starts and nervous fumbling, poorly concealed by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance.

Arthur misplaces his book for the review taking place later that day. Arthur and Geoffrey are sent in pursuit of it. A couple of glasses of wine in the green room prior to the radio show help him review the book in his own unique manner.

With Steve Delaney, Sue Perkins, Dave Mounfield and Alastair Kerr.

Spoof reminiscences of a former variety star.

Count Arthur Strong is an expert in everything from the world of entertainment to the origins of the species, all false starts and nervous fumbling, poorly concealed by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance.

Arthur misplaces his book for the review taking place later that day.

Arthur and Geoffrey are sent in pursuit of it.

A couple of glasses of wine in the green room prior to the radio show help him review the book in his own unique manner.

In an attempt to get onto the Antiques Road Show, Arthur sets up a meat and theatrical memorabilia stall with butcher Wilf.

It transpires that a clock, made in Hong Kong and bought from Arthur, was never his to sell in the first place.

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The ex-variety star is convinced he can play Malcolm's grandpa in a toffee commercial.

The ex-variety star is convinced he can play Malcolm's grandpa in a toffee commercial. Stars Steve Delaney. From January 2008.

Stars Steve Delaney.

From January 2008.

Following a contretemps with a building society cashier, Arthur helps Malcolm prepare for an audition for a television commercial by having a few drinks.

Bolstered by his favourite tipple, he decides to gatecrash the audition himself.

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The bumbling veteran prepares to face the elements, but can he survive the wilderness?

The bumbling veteran prepares to face the elements, but can he survive the wilderness? Stars Steve Delaney. From January 2008.

Arthur's preparations for a camping trip with the scouts take a typically circuitous route involving visits to a number of drinking establishments.

The trip eventually gets under way, but will Arthur be able to survive the wilderness?

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Arthur's mobile phone lines get crossed, and his hospital radio show sparks disaster.

Arthur's mobile phone lines get crossed, and his hospital radio show sparks disaster. Stars Steve Delaney. From January 2008.

Arthur on hospital radio, mobile phones and a fumbling showbiz nobleman sparks disaster.

Arthur invests in a mobile phone.

Although this proves rather more of a problem than first anticipated, it leads to Arthur taking on a hospital radio show engagement.

A case of mistaken identity, however, means all does not go as planned.

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The showbiz veteran has a mishap, but must the show always go on? Stars Steve Delaney.

The showbiz veteran has a mishap, but must the show always go on? Stars Steve Delaney and Sue Perkins. From February 2008.

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The showbiz veteran has a mishap, but must the show always go on? Stars Steve Delaney and Sue Perkins. From February 2008.

The showbiz veteran has a mishap, but must the show always go on? Stars Steve Delaney.

Arthur prepares for his performance of Fiddler on the Roof, but an unfortunate typo on the posters leads to widespread confusion.

When Arthur receives a concussion the performance is in doubt, but he soldiers on in his inimitable style.

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After Gerry takes a tumble, Arthur steps in to run the cafe. Is he a culinary natural?

Spoof reminiscences of a former variety star. Count Arthur Strong is an expert in everything from the world of entertainment to the origins of the species, all false starts and nervous fumbling, poorly concealed by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance.

After Gerry takes a tumble over a bucket mysteriously left in his cafe, Arthur steps in and offers to 'do an Alf Ramsey' by running the cafe in Gerry's absence. Culinary experimentation, customer service... Arthur's a natural. Or is he...?

With Steve Delaney, Mel Giedroyc, Dave Mounfield and Alastair Kerr.

A Komedia Entertainment/Smooth Operations production for BBC Radio 4.

After Gerry takes a tumble over a bucket mysteriously left in his cafe, Arthur steps in and offers to 'do an Alf Ramsey' by running the cafe in Gerry's absence.

Culinary experimentation, customer service...

Arthur's a natural.

Or is he...?

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Spoof reminiscences of a former variety star. Count Arthur Strong is an expert in everything from the world of entertainment to the origins of the species, all false starts and nervous fumbling, poorly concealed by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance.

A timely visit from the vicar interrupts Arthur's artistic flow as he pens a new novel, and reminds him that he needs to organise entertainment for a fundraiser that night.

The choice of headliner is obvious, but who will he get to support? Surely some auditions in the Shoulder of Mutton will tempt some local talent out of the woodwork.

With Steve Delaney, Mel Giedroyc, Dave Mounfield and Alastair Kerr.

A Komedia Entertainment/Smooth Operations production for BBC Radio 4.

Arthur organises a fundraising show. The headliner is obvious, but who can support him?

Arthur holds auditions in the Shoulder of Mutton for a fundraising evening.

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Promoting himself to team captain, Arthur wants to win the pub quiz £50 rollover.

Spoof reminiscences of a former variety star. Count Arthur Strong is an expert in everything from the world of entertainment to the origins of the species, all false starts and nervous fumbling, poorly concealed by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance.

Promoting himself to team captain of the Three Musketeers, Arthur enters the Shoulder of Mutton pub quiz. Can he win the 50 pound rollover, or will it all end in tears?

With Steve Delaney, Mel Giedroyc, Dave Mounfield and Alastair Kerr.

Promoting himself to team captain of the Three Musketeers, Arthur enters the Shoulder of Mutton pub quiz.

Can he win the 50 pound rollover, or will it all end in tears?

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After a coach trip to Bridlington goes terribly wrong, Arthur decides to go 'native'.

Spoof reminiscences of a former variety star. Count Arthur Strong is an expert in everything from the world of entertainment to the origins of the species, all false starts and nervous fumbling, poorly concealed by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance.

After an attempted coach trip to Bridlington goes terribly wrong, Arthur decides the only way out of a sticky situation is to go 'native'.

With Steve Delaney, Mel Giedroyc, Dave Mounfield and Alastair Kerr.

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Arthur needs some costume help before gatecrashing an audition for Charley's Aunt.

Count Arthur Strong prepares to gatecrash an audition for "Charley's Aunt". Unable to find his make-up bag, he enlists the help of his acting student protege, Malcolm, to help put the finishing touches to his costume. Dashing or disastrous, which will it be?

We once again follow the one-time Variety Star as he uncompromisingly fulfils his daily list of engagements. Everyday life with Count Arthur Strong is, as always, an enlightening experience!

All Tourettic ticks, false starts and nervous fumbling, badly covered up by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance, Arthur is an expert in everything from the world of entertainment to the origins of the species.

Cast:

Steve Delaney

Alastair Kerr

David Mounfield

Mel Giedroyc

Terry Kilkelly

Produced by John Leonard and Mark Radcliffe

A Komedia Entertainment and Smooth Operations production for BBC Radio 4.

Arthur prepares to gatecrash an audition for Charley's Aunt.

Unable to find his make-up bag, he enlists the help of his acting student protege Malcolm to help put the finishing touches to his costume.

Count Arthur Strong prepares to gatecrash an audition for Charley's Aunt".

Dashing or disastrous, which will it be?

We once again follow the one-time Variety Star as he uncompromisingly fulfils his daily list of engagements."

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To further his career as a top celebrity, Arthur tries to make a documentary about himself

To further his career as a top celebrity, Arthur manages to persuade Geoffrey away from his duties at the church hall, to help make a documentary about Arthur himself to sell to the BBC! A visit to an old haunt proves intriguing - could the management have changed hands?

Everyday life with Count Arthur Strong is, as always, an enlightening experience! We again follow the one time Variety Star as he uncompromisingly fulfils his daily list of engagements.

Stars Steve Delaney, Alastair Kerr, David Mounfield and Mel Giedroyc.

Produced by John Leonard and Mark Radcliffe.

A Komedia Entertainment and Smooth Operations production for BBC Radio 4.

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To further his career as a top celebrity, Arthur tries to make a documentary about himself

To further his career as a top celebrity, Arthur manages to persuade Geoffrey away from his duties at the church hall, to help make a documentary about Arthur himself to sell to the BBC! A visit to an old haunt proves intriguing - could the management have changed hands?

Everyday life with Count Arthur Strong is, as always, an enlightening experience! We again follow the one time Variety Star as he uncompromisingly fulfils his daily list of engagements.

Stars Steve Delaney, Alastair Kerr, David Mounfield and Mel Giedroyc.

Produced by John Leonard and Mark Radcliffe.

A Komedia Entertainment and Smooth Operations production for BBC Radio 4.

Arthur tries to make a documentary about himself.

Spoof reminiscences of a former variety star.

Count Arthur Strong is an expert in everything from the world of entertainment to the origins of the species, all false starts and nervous fumbling, poorly concealed by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance.

To further his career as a top celebrity, Arthur manages to persuade Geoffrey away from his duties at the church hall to help make a documentary about Arthur himself for the BBC.

On his trip down memory lane he visits one of the old theatres where he regularly topped the bill, only to find that it has recently changed hands.

With Steve Delaney, Mel Giedroyc, Dave Mounfield, Alastair Kerr and Terry Kilkelly.

Arthur persuades Geoffrey to help him make a documentary about himself.

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Arthur is off on a day trip to France, and he's brushed up his French for the occasion.

It's an early start for Arthur as he sets off on a day trip to France with his old friends Wilf, Sally and Geoffrey. Having brushed up on his French the night before, Arthur shows them all just how to communicate in a foreign tongue. Unfortunately there don't seem to be many French people about to practice on! Still, there's always the wine.

We once again follow the one time Variety Star as he uncompromisingly fulfils his daily list of engagements. Every day life with Count Arthur Strong is always an enlightening experience! Steve Delaney, Alastair Kerr, David Mounfield and Mel Giedroyc star.

Producers: John Leonard and Mark Radcliffe

A Komedia Entertainment and Smooth Operations production for BBC Radio 4.

It's an early start for Arthur as he sets off on a day trip to France with his old friends Wilf, Sally and Geoffrey.

Having brushed up on his French the night before, Arthur shows them all just how to communicate in a foreign tongue.

Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be many French people about to converse with.

Still, there's always the wine!

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Arthur steps in to play a prominent role in Lord and Lady Preston's murder mystery.

At short notice Arthur steps in to play a prominent role in an evening Murder Mystery event for Lord and Lady Preston, his new best friends - if they did but know it! Who committed the heinous murder? Can Count Arthur solve the case? Did he do it? Was it the butler? There's only one way to find out!

We once again follow the one-time Variety Star as he uncompromisingly fulfils his daily list of engagements. Every day life with Count Arthur Strong is always an enlightening experience!

Steve Delaney, Alastair Kerr, David Mounfield and Mel Giedroyc star.

Produced by John Leonard and Mark Radcliffe

A Komedia Entertainment and Smooth Operations production for BBC Radio 4.

Arthur steps in at short notice to play a prominent role in a Murder Mystery evening.

Arthur steps in at short notice to play a prominent role in an Murder Mystery evening for Lord and Lady Preston, his new best friends - if they did but know it! Who committed the heinous murder? Can Count Arthur solve the case? Did he do it? Was it the butler?

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Arthur is keen on taking up a free trial gym membership, but will his doctor approve?

Arthur is keen on taking up a free trial gym membership, but will his doctor approve? Stars Steve Delaney. From January 2010.

Arthur's keen on taking up a free trial gym membership, but will his doctor approve? Stars Steve Delaney. From January 2010.

Arthur's keen on taking up a free trial gym membership, but will his doctor approve?

Spoof reminiscences of a former variety star.

Count Arthur Strong is an expert in everything from the world of entertainment to the origins of the species, all false starts and nervous fumbling, poorly concealed by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance.

Not one to turn down a free dinner, when Arthur sees an advert in the paper for free trial membership of a new gym, there's no stopping him.

There's just one thing - to qualify he has to get the doctor to give him a clean bill of health.

Still, that won't be a problem.

Or will it?

With Steve Delaney, Mel Giedroyc, Dave Mounfield and Alastair Kerr.

A Komedia Entertainment/Smooth Operations production for BBC Radio 4.

When Arthur sees an advert for free trial membership of a new gym, there's no stopping him

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Outraged by an optician's dispute, Arthur seeks high office in the council elections. Stars Steve Delaney. From January 2010.

Outraged by an optician's dispute, Arthur seeks high office in the council elections.

Frustrated by a dispute at the local opticians over repairs to his glasses, Arthur decides to stand up for the 'little man' and seeks high office in the local council elections.

With his protege Malcolm as his assistant campaigns manager, surely Number 10 has to be the next stop for the Dream Team?

Stars Steve Delaney.

From January 2010.

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Arthur's attempt to secure a publisher's advance for a celebrity recipe book goes askew.

Arthur's attempt to secure a publisher's advance for a celebrity recipe book goes askew. Stars Steve Delaney. From January 2010.

Arthur's latest scheme to secure an advance for his celebrity cookery book idea goes somewhat askew when he stands in for old pal Billy to demonstrate a kitchen appliance in the local shopping centre.

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Can Arthur take his autobiographical musical tribute to himself into London's West End?

Spoof reminiscences of a former variety star. Count Arthur Strong is an expert in everything from the world of entertainment to the origins of the species, all false starts and nervous fumbling, poorly concealed by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance.

Owing to the huge success of shows like Miss Saigon, Cats and Annie Get Your Coat, Arthur decides 'his time is now' and devises his own autobiographical musical tribute to himself, Count Arthur Strong: The Musical. Hoping to raise the money to take it into the West End, Arthur performs highlights of the show to an invited audience of potential investors. Will he raise the money he needs to make his dream come true?

With Steve Delaney, Mel Giedroyc, Dave Mounfield and Alastair Kerr.

A Komedia Entertainment/Smooth Operations production for BBC Radio 4.

Arthur decides to devise his own autobiographical musical tribute to himself.

Owing to the huge success of shows like Miss Saigon, Cats and Annie Get Your Coat, Arthur decides 'his time is now' and devises his own autobiographical musical tribute to himself, Count Arthur Strong: The Musical.

Hoping to raise the money to take it into the West End, Arthur performs highlights of the show to an invited audience of potential investors.

Will he raise the money he needs to make his dream come true?

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The showbiz legend decides to get some legal advice, but will he take it or give it?

Count Arthur Strong - one-time Variety Star and now sole proprietor and owner of Doncaster's Academy of Performance - is a show-business legend, raconteur and lecturer extraordinaire. In each episode of this sixth series we hear, as ever, a confused, muddled and often challenging day-in-the-life of Count Arthur - with his mixed-up delivery of words and forthright self-delusion.

When Arthur attempts to return an item of clothing to a local shop, things don't quite go to plan - leading him to take some 'legal' advice at the Citizen's Advice Bureau. With an ever-increasing list of complaints, plus the possibility of having to acquire a puppy (or puppies) to boot, Arthur's day doesn't go quite as he'd hoped.

The occasion does give him a chance to take a trip down memory lane however, re-living an acting moment in a legal TV drama - which of course enables Arthur to give some sound advice of his own!

Cast:

Count Arthur Strong - Steve Delaney

Announcer, Shop Worker, Mr Smith and Wilf - Alastair Kerr

Geoffrey, Jack, Person and Advisor - Dave Mounfield

Sally, Brillo and Receptionist - Mel Giedroyc

Producers: Richard Daws, Mark Radcliffe and John Leonard

A Komedia Entertainment Production for BBC Radio 4.

Count Arthur Strong - one-time Variety Star and now sole proprietor and owner of Doncaster's 'Academy of Performance' - is a show-business legend, raconteur and lecturer extraordinaire.

In each of the 6 episodes of this sixth series we hear, as ever, a confused, muddled and often challenging 'day-in-the-life' of Count Arthur - with his mixed-up delivery of words and forthright self-delusion.

When Arthur attempts to return an item of clothing to a local shop, things don't go quite to plan - leading him to take some 'legal' advice at the Citizen's Advice Bureau.

With an ever-increasing list of complaints, plus the possibility of having to acquire a puppy (or puppies) to boot, Arthur's day doesn't go quite as he'd hoped.

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Arthur is informed by Malcolm that there is an emergency meeting to be held in order to discuss raising funds for the local Church Hall, which is in dire straits and requires important improvements to remain open.

In true Arthur style he comes up with an idea or two to help the fund-raising process, hoping to involve as many of his friends in the process.

With an idea finally put to the committee and inevitably agreed to, after Arthur's persuasive words, the 'stage is set' for a fund-raising project that will surely turn heads and raise Arthur's personal profile as well as the much needed funding for the Church...

Cast:

Count Arthur Strong - Steve Delaney

Man, Wilf, Policeman....Alastair Kerr

Ref, Geoffrey, Child - Dave Mounfield

Mother, Sally,Woman - Mel Giedroyc

Malcolm - Terry Kilkelly

Prodcuers: Richard Daws, Mark Radcliffe and John Leonard

A Komedia Entertainment Production for BBC Radio 4.

Arthur comes up with a brilliant idea to help raise funds for the local church hall.

A Komedia Entertainment and Smooth Operations production for BBC Radio 4.

When he hears that the Church Hall is in need of funds, Arthur decides to help raise money

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Disappointed with a guided city bus tour, Arthur decides to start his very own tour.

After meeting a Tour Operator in the street whilst doing his daily chores, Arthur joins a Tour Bus giving guided journeys around the city - and is, as only Arthur can be, hugely disappointed with his experience.

Misunderstandings and misinformation abound, and after a stop to buy some pies from the market Arthur heads to the Shoulder of Mutton to talk through his annoyance at the day-so-far with Jack.

He comes up with a plan to develop his very own and much improved tours of the city and, not having a bus at his disposal, decides to conduct walking tours.

Whilst starting this new venture in earnest, Arthur's best-laid plans, as usual, don't quite go as he'd hoped...

Cast:

Count Arthur Strong - Steve Delaney

Woman/Market Trader/

Shop Assistant/Old Woman - Melanie Giedroyc

Tour Operator/Official/

Jack/Old Man - Dave Mounfield

Announcer/Tour Guide/

Man/Aussie....Alastair Kerr

Producers: Richard Daws, Mark Radcliffe and John Leonard

A Komedia Entertainment and Smooth Operations production for BBC Radio 4.

Whilst starting this new venture in earnest, Artrhur's best-laid plans, as usual, don't quite go as he'd hoped...

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Arthur and his best pal Barry Cryer lose their tickets for a Hammer Horror convention.

With all things 'horror' on his somewhat confused mind, Arthur receives a phone call from his good friend Barry Cryer to say that they have somehow lost Barry's briefcase containing the tickets they require to attend a lunchtime Hammer Horror convention at which they are due.

They decide to re-trace their steps from the previous night, which includes taking in a visit to some local haunts and shops, as well as the Shoulder of Mutton.

With the briefcase (and thus the tickets) nowhere to be found, Arthur and Barry are left to decide what they should do - try and get in to the convention by relying on their good names and reputations alone, or risk missing out on the Hammer Horror lunch...?

Cast:

Count Arthur Strong - Steve Delaney

Dracula/Himself - Barry Cryer

Sally - Melanie Giedroyc

Gerry/Jack - Dave Mounfield

Shop Assistant/Wally/

Bouncer/Wilf - Alastair Kerr

Producers: Richard Daws, Mark Radcliffe and John Leonard

A Komedia Entertainment and Smooth Operations production for BBC Radio 4.

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Arthur casts off on Spiggy Lakes with long-suffering friends Sally, Geoffrey and Wilf.

On a fishing trip to Spiggy Lakes with long suffering friends, Sally, Geoffrey and Wilf, things start to go awry for Arthur after he 'finds' a rowing boat.

He thinks may give him the edge in their £5.10 per head sweepstake based on who will catch the most fish, and sets out into the lake unaccompanied.

Cast:

Steve Delaney

Alastair Kerr

Dave Mounfield

Mel Giedroyc

Producers: Richard Daws, Mark Radcliffe and John Leonard

A Komedia Entertainment and Smooth Operations production for BBC Radio 4.

He thinks may give him the edge in their £5.10 per head sweepstake based on who will catch the most fish, and sets out into the lake unaccompanied.

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After problems assembling his model schooner, Arthur goes in search of a free gift.

After problems assembling his model three masted schooner, Arthur goes in search of a free gift. After taking a well-earned break at Gerry's Cafe he sees an advert in the local paper which gives him an idea...

All he has to do is express an interest in a 'no obligation' timeshare apartment in the Canary Isles, and the free gift is his! What could possibly go wrong?

Cast:

Steve Delaney

Alastair Kerr

Dave Mounfield

Mel Giedroyc

Producers: Richard Daws, Mark Radcliffe and John Leonard

A Komedia Entertainment and Smooth Operations production for BBC Radio 4.

After problems assembling his model three masted schooner, Arthur goes in search of a free gift.

After taking a well-earned break at Gerry's Cafe he sees an advert in the local paper which gives him an idea.

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The showbiz veteran tries to reduce the premium on his car insurance.

Count Arthur (Steve Delaney) encounters more problems with the world as he tries to insure his car, a Hillman Minx. In an attempt to reduce his premium he sets out to prove that Terry Wogan will not be his passenger, causing great confusion for Mr Wogan himself.

Count Arthur Strong - one time Variety Star, now sole proprietor and owner of Doncaster's Academy of Performance - is a show business legend, raconteur, and lecturer extraordinaire. He stars in a Sitcom with regular sidekick Wilfred Taylor, Master Butcher, and a host of other characters.

All false starts and nervous fumbling badly covered up by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance, and an expert in everything from the world of entertainment to the origin of the species, everyday life with Arthur is an enlightening experience.

Cast:

Steve Delaney

Mel Giedroyc

Alastair Kerr

David Mounfield

Producer: John Leonard

A Komedia Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

Count Arthur attempts to insure his old car.

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Arthur finds a cunning way of nosing around a neighbour's home.

Arthur finds a cunning way of nosing around a neighbours home, as he masquerades as a potential purchaser, he also receives interesting news from an old friend in Spain.

Count Arthur Strong (Steve Delaney) - one time Variety Star, now sole proprietor and owner of Doncaster's Academy of Performance - is a show business legend, raconteur, and lecturer extraordinaire. He stars in a Sitcom with regular sidekick Wilfred Taylor, Master Butcher, and a host of other characters.

All false starts and nervous fumbling badly covered up by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance, and an expert in everything from the world of entertainment to the origin of the species, everyday life with Arthur is an enlightening experience.

Cast:

Steve Delaney

Mel Giedroyc

Alastair Kerr

David Mounfield

Producer: John Leonard

A Komedia production for BBC Radio 4.

All false starts and nervous fumbling badly covered up by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance, and an expert in everything from the world of entertainment to the origin of the species, everyday life with Arthur is an

enlightening experience.

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The muddled life of the showbusiness legend. Arthur's applies to join the Round Table.

Returning home from Spain early, Arthur's applies to join the Round Table. A bang on the head at the Mason's HQ confuses matters somewhat as a concussed Arthur steps back to the days of the Knights of the Round Table.

Count Arthur Strong - one time Variety Star, now sole proprietor and owner of Doncaster's Academy of Performance - is a show business legend, raconteur, and lecturer extraordinaire. He stars in a Sitcom with regular sidekick Wilfred Taylor, Master Butcher, and a host of other characters.

All false starts and nervous fumbling, badly covered up by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance, and an expert in everything from the world of entertainment to the origin of the species, everyday life with Arthur is an enlightening experience.

Cast:

Steve Delaney

Mel Giedroyc

Alastair Kerr

David Mounfield

Producer: John Leonard

A Komedia Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

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The bumbling theatre veteran prepares for a seasonal appearance at an old folk's home.

Count Arthur Strong, one time variety star, makes his preparations for Christmas.

From his altercation with a carol singer and his improvised 'reading' of the Nativity, to his show for the elderly at leafy glade old people's home.

What could possibly go wrong?

The bumbling theatre veteran prepares for a seasonal appearance at an old folk's home. With Steve Delaney. From December 2006.

With Steve Delaney.

From December 2006.

Count Arthur Strong, one time variety star, makes his preparations for Christmas. From his altercation with a carol singer and his improvised 'reading' of the Nativity, to his show for the elderly at leafy glade old people's home. What could possibly go wrong?

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Count Arthur is saved from the seemingly simple task of writing his Christmas cards by a call from the Vicar. An invitation to star in the local pantomime gets Arthur excited about possible return to the stage.

Count Arthur Strong - one time Variety Star, now sole proprietor and owner of Doncaster's Academy of Performance - is a show business legend, raconteur, and lecturer extraordinaire. All false starts and nervous fumbling badly covered up by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance, and an expert in everything from the world of entertainment to the origin of the species, everyday life with Arthur is an enlightening experience.

Produced by John Leonard and Mark Radcliffe

A Komedia Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.