Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist

Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist
This is him, at a recent Comic Con

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Countdown to the Count on BBC2

Well it's finally here! On BBC2 on Monday night at 8.30pm! COUNT ARTHUR STRONG! Here's a quick snap I took after the recording of one of these shows at Pinewood back in February. Under the monitor in the blue sweatshirt is Graham Linehan the director, and next to him in the trilby hat, Count Arthur himself.
Now Count Arthur Strong is a very funny act, but be warned, when he first started on BBC Radio in 2005, not everyone 'got' it. His show was pretty much loved or loathed, and the loathers were in the majority, about 70/30. Since then, a great many 'loathers' have suddenly found themselves to be 'lovers' and the numbers are now about 80/20 in his favour.
You can't please everyone, and fortunately, Count Arthur doesn't try! But anyone finding themselves shouting "What a load of rubbish!" at the TV this Monday may well find they won't want to miss an episode later on. Count Arthur is like that. I've introduced a lot of people to The Count, and they've thanked me for it! I even defended him on air against one of those 'loathers' back on BBC 7 days.
So, bring it on, Count Arthur, I can take it!

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