Kingdom is a British television drama series created by Simon Wheeler and produced by Parallel Film and Television Productions and Sprout for ITV, which stars Stephen Fry as Peter Kingdom, a Norfolk-based solicitor who is coping with family, colleagues and the strange locals who come to him for legal assistance.
The series premiered in the UK on ITV on 22 April, 2007. A third season will commence in 2009.
Kingdom premiered in South Africa on DStv's Hallmark channel in 2007. Season 2 premiered on Hallmark on Sunday 25 May 2008, at 20h00.
Season 1 Synopsis
The series follows Peter Kingdom, a small-town solicitor whose work revolves around cases brought by the eclectic and eccentric populace of Market Shipborough.
The series retains a largely episodic format, where self-contained plots play out before the hour concludes, though a continuing storyline concerns the mysterious disappearance of Simon Kingdom, Peter's brother.
The first episode reveals that he vanished at sea six months previously and that everybody who knew him (including Peter) assumed that he committed suicide.
Each week there are further indications that he did not die, culminating in episode six when it is revealed that he had a relationship with a woman, and that she had become pregnant with his child after he had supposedly died.
It's all lies....