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Christmas Special 2017: Bedbugs and Drumsticks

4 Extra Debut. Arthur auditions for a Christmas production of Bedknobs and Broomsticks. What could possibly go wrong? Stars Steve Delaney.

Arthur returns to BBC Radio 4 with a celebratory Christmas special of the long running comedy sitcom. The former variety star gets the opportunity to audition for a Christmas production of Bedknobs and Broomsticks. What could possibly go wrong?

The show features Count Arthur and his erstwhile protégé Malcolm (Terry Kilkelly), surrounded by a host of regular characters created by Mel Giedroyc, Alastair Kerr and Dave Mounfield. The long-running series first aired on BBC Radio 4 in 2005 and ran for seven series until the former variety star transferred to BBC TV in his eponymous sitcom in 2012.

Steve Delaney has been performing as Count Arthur Strong since the late 1990s. The character evolved from Edinburgh cult to a mainstay of BBC comedy via numerous series on BBC Radio 4 and three on BBC TV.

A Komedia Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

30 minutes

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Role Contributor
Count Arthur Strong Steve Delaney
Malcolm Terry Kilkelly
Actor Mel Giedroyc
Actor Alastair Kerr
Actor Dave Mounfield

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