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     Monday, September 01 2008 @ 06:38 PM EDT
    The Edinburgh Festival has come to a close for another year. While I'm sure you'll have heard that Dr Who won an award for the best programme of 2008 at the Television Festival, I haven't seen any mention of Count Arthur Strong.

    Count Arthur Strong is a comedy character by Steve Delaney. Supposedly 50 years in show business and has done it all. In this year's show "The Man Behind the Smile" the showbiz legend and raconteur (his words) reminds us just what we’ve been missing since his last television series was axed in 1960 something.

    Some "clips" from his old TV shows were played (and I'm sure they were all genuine) where he interviewed Sir Laurence Olivier and hosted the pilot of "Ask The Family". The surprise was when the original Doctor Who titles played and we were treated to a clip from "Tomb of the Cybermen". The Cyber Leader's voice was unmistakeably that of Count Arthur! He claimed he still had the outfit if they needed him on the new series.

    I enjoyed most of the shows I saw this year - but Count Arthur had me crying tears of laughter.

    Semi

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     Monday, September 01 2008 @ 07:49 PM EDT
    I thought I'd really like Count Arthur Strong and I gave him (via the CD) a good listen, but I just didnt get it!

    A friend of mine think's he hilarious however (it was her CD)....

    I'd love to go to Edinburgh - not even neccesarily for the festival (although I woulndt mind that either), but just the place.

    Nothing dies of old age on Skaro!
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