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. There are six hour-long episodes in the second season.
Season 2 Synopsis
Stephen Fry is left holding the baby in the new season of Kingdom. Fry plays affable country solicitor Peter Kingdom, whose compassion and humility have won him huge respect in the small Norfolk town of Market Shipborough.
At the end of the first season, Stephen’s character was told he was to be an uncle by a woman who arrived out of the blue.
Peter finds himself having to learn all about feeding times and changing nappies when baby Daniel, the son of Peter’s missing brother Simon, moves in.
But there’s an even bigger shock in store for Peter and his troublesome sister Beatrice, played by Hermione Norris.
Karl Davies returns as sharp trainee solicitor, Lyle Anderson, who goes beyond the call of duty, and strips off to solve the problems of a bunch of nudists.
Celia Imrie stars as Gloria Millington, the faithful receptionist. Phyllida Law plays Peter’s dotty Aunt Auriel, and Tony Slattery plays cantankerous villager Sidney Snell.
A host of prestigious guest stars join the cast for the new season, including Richard Wilson, Lucy Benjamin, Richard Briers, John Thomson, and Diana Quick.