The BEST Episodes of Count Arthur Strong

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 31, 2021

Network: BBC One

Delusional show business character Count Arthur Strong, a pompous, out-of-work actor from Doncaster attempts to recount his life story with the help of the scholarly son of his former comedy partner.

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Stuck In The Middle

#1 - Stuck In The Middle

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 27, 2015

A conman pretends to be a plumber and swindling locals out of huge amounts of money. He soon regrets the day though he messed with Arthur.

star 9.24
49 votes

#2 - Seance

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 13, 2013

In attempting to contact an old friend, Arthur and Michael realise that goodbyes are difficult.

star 8.08
53 votes
The Affair

#3 - The Affair

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 10, 2015

Arthur goes to stay with Michael following a fire. The stress of it all sees Michael start to gravitate towards John The Watch.

star 7.98
46 votes
Safari Park

#4 - Safari Park

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 14, 2017

Michael finds himself with a whole new family on a birthday outing, but Arthur's money-saving schemes cause chaos.

star 7.91
11 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Steve Delaney & Graham Linehan
The Three Wishes

#5 - The Three Wishes

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 30, 2017

Arthur attempts to build bridges with a surprising figure from his past.

star 7.85
13 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Steve Delaney & Graham Linehan
Fame At Last

#6 - Fame At Last

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 17, 2015

Arthur manages to hit the big time after he gets a job as a television psychic. Michael has a odd reaction to a tempting job offer.

star 7.84
49 votes
Untrue Detective

#7 - Untrue Detective

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 16, 2017

A knock on the head results in Arthur joining the police force as a high-ranking detective. It's up to Michael and the gang from the cafe to bring him back to reality.

star 7.83
18 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Steve Delaney & Graham Linehan
Arthur the Hat

#8 - Arthur the Hat

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired May 26, 2017

Some of John the Watch's old criminal associates take an interest in Bulent's cafe.

star 7.79
19 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Steve Delaney & Graham Linehan
Count Arthur's House of Horrors

#9 - Count Arthur's House of Horrors

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired May 19, 2017

Eternally optimistic ex-variety star Arthur Strong is enlisted to rid a haunted house of its demonic occupants. However, his bid requires spending an evening in the problematic property.

star 7.76
21 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Steve Delaney & Graham Linehan
Arthur's Big Moment

#10 - Arthur's Big Moment

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 30, 2013

When a riot forces everyone into a back room in the café, Arthur takes the opportunity to stage his one-man tribute to The Musical.

star 7.52
52 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Graham Linehan, Steve Delaney
The Day the Clocks Went Back

#11 - The Day the Clocks Went Back

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 13, 2015

Arthur takes a flying lesson. A broken heart and Arthur's inability to get his head around the concept of the clocks going back leads to a terrifying mix-up at 2000 feet.

star 7.48
52 votes

#12 -

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 15, 2013

When Michael makes the mistake of getting Arthur online, he ends up being mistaken for a murderer.

star 7.47
59 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Graham Linehan
Doctor Two

#13 - Doctor Two

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 6, 2013

A dog bite leads to an eventful visit to a hospital for Arthur and Michael. Arthur discovers an exciting new stage in his career, to Michael's considerable surprise.

star 7.42
52 votes
The Lucky Streak

#14 - The Lucky Streak

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 7, 2017

Arthur makes some unlikely new friends while in search of biscuits, and sees his life and luck change overnight.

star 7.42
12 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Steve Delaney & Graham Linehan
The Radio Play

#15 - The Radio Play

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 22, 2013

Much to everyone's surprise, including his own, Arthur gets a part in a radio play. Meanwhile Michael finds house sitting for Arthur is a dangerous thing to do.

star 7.37
57 votes
Still Life

#16 - Still Life

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 3, 2015

When a documentary team start to do a profile of Michael, Arthur's new career as a living statue threatens to steal the show. Michael turns to drastic tactics to bring the attention back to himself.

star 7.35
43 votes
Memory Man

#17 - Memory Man

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 8, 2013

The death of famous comedian Max Baker leads to a momentous meeting between his son Michael and his old comedy partner Count Arthur Strong. Arthur makes an impact at the memorial service after treating Michael to a performance of his world famous Memory Man act.

star 7.21
67 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
The Heist

#18 - The Heist

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 6, 2015

Arthur, Michael and the café gang carry out a heist. Michael, suffering from writer's block, returns to the cafe to find that Count Arthur has written a novel. When the book turns out to be full of salacious gossip, drastic measures are required to retrieve it from Michael's agent.

star 7.16
57 votes
We're Listening

#19 - We're Listening

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 20, 2015

Arthur goes into politics. Spurred on by sleepless nights and noise pollution on his street, Arthur decides to run for local elections. Aided by John the Watch, his head of security, health secretary Eggy and a reluctant Michael as head of communications, they become a political force that cannot be ignored.

star 6.67
49 votes
The Soupover

#20 - The Soupover

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 23, 2017

What begins as 'an old man version of a sleepover' turns into something slightly more sinister. Can Michael escape in time?

star 6.67
18 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Steve Delaney & Graham Linehan