TV Review: The Big Issue July 2017

TV Review: The Big Issue July 2017

July 6, 2017 by Lucy Sweet I’ve been trying to stop myself from writing about Count Arthur Strong. You see, it’s funny (or not, depending on your point of view) in a way that’s hard to describe without people looking at you with blank pity.  It uses...
Article: Daily Mail June 2017

Article: Daily Mail June 2017

Who are you calling dummy? CRAIG BROWN on why we are living through a golden age of ventriloquism 08/06/17 When I was growing up in the Sixties, ventriloquism seemed a spent force. On television, Ray Alan ruled the very small ventriloquist’s roost, primarily...
Live Review: The Guardian May 2017

Live Review: The Guardian May 2017

Count Arthur Strong -blissfully, brilliantly bewildered by Brian Logan at the London Palladium 28/05/17 Not the least of the achievements of Steve Delaney’s extraordinary character Count Arthur Strong is that he’s made mincemeat of the distinction between mainstream...
Live Review: The Guardian May 2017

TV Review: The Guardian May 2017

May 20, 2017 by Tim Dowling I’ll confess that the first time I encountered Count Arthur Strong (BBC1), I didn’t get it. I caught the second half of an episode of his Radio 4 show while driving, and thought I was listening to a live broadcast going genuinely wrong. It...
TV Review: Beyond The Joke May 2017

TV Review: Beyond The Joke May 2017

May 17, 2017 by Bruce Dessau It’s been a while since the last Count Arthur Strong series but the third run does not mark a significant change. Which is a Good Thing. Our befuddled hero (Steve Delaney) is still as hapless as ever, putting his foot in it at every...