Preview – Count Arthur Strong

Count Arthur Strong
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While Mrs. Brown’s Boys currently holds the title of the most divisive comedy in Britain, Count Arthur Strong surprisingly also seems to split opinion.

Personally, I’m a fan of Steve Delaney’s malapropism-ridden veteran entertainer. It’s also rare to see a pre-watershed comedy do so well on the TV. Perhaps having the great comedy writer Graham Linehan (Father Ted, The IT Crowd) act as co-writer gives the series extra clout.

The third series begins with Count Arthur getting into a spot of bother with the boss of his author friend Michael (Rory Kinnear) after learning about a haunted house – and thus is called to perform an exorcism. Expect plenty of references to classic 1973 horror film.

Count Arthur Strong is on BBC One at 20.30.