Count Arthur Strong – he's on the telly you know……
I hope it’s good 🙂
Love the ratio, er radio pogrom, I mean programme, so hoping for great things from the maestro.
I know he’s gettting on a bit now, but can anyone forget his wonderful performances in Bridge Up The River Kwai or Piddler on the Roof?
Steve Delany has got Graham Linehan in as a co writer for the TV Show, so it’s got a decent chance.
I hope Jack puts it on the google, er goggle blocks, I mean grog box, oh you know what I mean, in the Shoulder Of Mutton;Posted 4 years ago
the series is set in London apparantly – will Arthur go all la di da, or retain his natural sense of modesty and shy, retiring nature.chiefgrooveguruMember
I think the second, first and third series (in that order) of Count Arthur Strong’s Radio Show were some of the funniest things ever recorded for radio. Since then it’s felt like he’s run out of ideas, although I went to a radio recording of the last series and it was hilarious in person even though I didn’t then enjoy it on the radio – curious… I’m concerned that the TV show may head in a less intelligent and more clichéd direction, like the later radio programmes.
Some of his monologues in the earlier episodes were comic genius – the beta blockers / odour eaters one, the charity collection one, the eleven? wives of Henry VIII one, etc. And the episode about Just-A-Minute and his attempt to do a radio play were near perfect. I tried to listen to something from series six in the car a couple of weeks ago and had to turn it off in disappointment – it’s like if they’d made two brilliant series of Fawlty Towers and then five progressively more clichéd and mediocre series…Posted 4 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
He does elicit a mixed reaction, doesn’t he?
I love listening to the bafflement displayed some of the contributors to ‘Feedback’ about his show.
Strange, when you consider he’s basically just a slightly more confused, Northern, Ed Reardon.
‘The Castle’ has pretty much the same effect on me – I can see the joke, but it’s just all a bit weak and repetitive.
Ah well, each to their own.
How about a TV series of ‘Fags, Mags & Bags?’
Now that’s got potential, in an ‘Open all Hours’ kind of way, but I’m scared that it’s be ruined forever. 😐
Oh,my favourite recent episode of Arthur’s has to be the camping trip/Pub/Boat one.Posted 4 years ago
CAS is an odd one for me. I think I get the joke, and it occasionally raises a smile, but at best it’s “mildly amusing” rather than riotously funny for me. Though TBH I feel like that about a lot of the R4 sit-coms.
Cabin Pressure however, now that’s funny. Well worth tracking down.Posted 4 years ago
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