BBC Radio 4 favourite Count Arthur Strong is Alive and Unplugged at York Barbican on Friday night.

Alone, solo and by himself, with no-one with him, the show-business Colossasus (check that, he says) leads his audience on a journey through his early career at 8pm.

"Using the latest technology and all that – I presume we’ve got a projector? – he will be delving into my own personal box of video cassettes and talking us (you) through the highlights of his glittering TV career, with many of his trademark stories we’ve come to love him for," says Count Arthur Strong's publicity blurb. "If you only buy one ticket for something this year, make sure it’s this and bring someone with you. You won’t be disappointed by him (me)."

Count Arthur Strong is the variety veteran comedy creation of Leeds comedian and character actor Steve Delaney and has not only had his own series on BBC Radio 4 but also a sitcom on BBC2 and BBC1. He last played York Barbican in May 2017.

Tickets are still available at £23.05 on 0844 854 2757, at or in person from the Barbican box office.