British comedian and actor Stephen Fry stars in a 3-season series that ran between 2007-2009, Kingdom. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Witty, wry, cozy, kind and just a wonderful watch as you sit down to unwind the day. Set in Norfolk, where Fry himself grew up, he stars as Peter Kingdom, a small-town solicitor who has decided to not work in London, but likely could have. The interactions with the regular townsfolk offer hilarity and quizzical scenes, and the cases he works on with his junior associate Lyle Anderson demonstrate Kingdom’s compassion, dedication and sense of humor.
Streaming on AcornTV, the cast of regular characters including Hermoine Norris from Cold Feet who is cast as his half-sister Beatrice, Karl Davies co-stars as Lyle Anderson from Chernobyl acclaim and Game of Thrones, Celia Imrie stars as Kingdom’s secretary and Phyllida Law, Kingdom’s aunt Auriel whom he visits regularly at the retirement home set on a grand estate in the English countryside (oh! and don’t forget the silent character the Kingdom’s blue 1965 Alvis TE21 Drophead Coupe, of which only 95 were ever made) all contribute to a cast of delightful interactions in a dramedy that will keep you intrigued, laughing and appreciating playful, thoughtful story-telling.
Kingdom was the Petit Plaisir in episode #336 of The Simple Sophisticate podcast, How to Live a Life That Nourishes Your Brain, Thereby Elevating the Quality of Your Everyday Life