Network Releasing, which over the past decade have brought the best of the ITV archives and a host of vintage British films to DVD and Blu-Ray, is to release BBC comedy Count Arthur Strong.
Distributor Network has acquired the home entertainment rights for the second and third series of the BAFTA nominated BBC sitcom Count Arthur Strong from Graham Linehan and Steve Delaney the duo behind Channel 4’s classic Father Ted and the more recent The IT Crowd.
Count Arthur Strong – The Complete Second Series will be released on DVD on the 5th of September 2016 and will feature all seven episodes from the series, complete and uncut, alongside a host of special features, some commissioned especially for the release.
Created, written by and starring Steve Delaney in the title role as the pompously delusional Count Arthur, Rory Kinnear co-stars as Michael, a perpetually nervous writer and the son of Arthur’s late comedy partner.
In this series Arthur is resting on his ample laurels and with the belief the “next big thing” is only a phone call away, he whiles away his time by writing a novel full of damaging showbiz gossip – much to Michael’s horror. Brushes with politics and a disastrous flying lesson, however, pale into insignificance when Arthur has to move in with Michael in the aftermath of yet another ‘trouser fire’.