Kingdom 3 Seasons 2007

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3. Kingdom - Episode 3 AGES_12_AND_OVER

An old and battered fishing trawler suffers a devastating explosion in the middle of the night. Father and son, Tom Senior and Tom Junior only just manage to escape the sinking of their treasured boat. Their insurance company refuses to pay out and Tom Senior turns to Kingdom and Kingdom for help. Peter dispatches Lyle to the Insurer?s head office, WOLFFE AND CURT, to investigate further.

Starring:
Stephen Fry,Celia Imire
Runtime:
45 minutes

Kingdom - Episode 3

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Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Robin Sheppard
Starring Stephen Fry, Celia Imire
Supporting actors Tony Slattery
Network DRG
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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52 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen A. Schelberg on 22 Feb 2008
Format: DVD
In a bucolic vision of a corner of Norfolk we are drawn into the daily life of Kingdom and Kingdom, solicitors. Each episode features one or more of the cases the firm handles with the story lines of the sibling Kingdoms threaded through the episodes. Peter Kingdom, played by Stephen Fry, heads the firm and is assisted by his articled clerk. In Peter Kingdom we see a man who, while daily confronted with the less attractive side of human nature, exhibits the virtues of "a good man" possessed of an excellent mind and an extraordinary conscience. He finds comfort and pleasure in the small things that make life enjoyable. It is a wise man who finds a moment or two of pleasure in tea cakes, chocolate biscuits, a glass of wine, a favorite mug, a '67 Audi, toy trains and the like. Peter Kingdom is an even wiser man for of higher value to him is family loyalty and his belief in the virtue of personal redemption. He is the essence of honesty and decency.

I should think there is a good deal of Stephen Fry in Peter Kingdom.

The series is a homage to the beauty of this corner of the earth. Lovingly photographed, the sea and the surrounding countryside are integral to the mood and stories presented.

The quirkiness of the characters that inhabit the town is delightful.

This is a well written and well acted series.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Silver Sloth on 24 Feb 2008
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At first glance this is just another in the series of those heartwarming comedies that spring from the BBC, and in many ways it is just that. There's the usual roundup of comic characters all doing their best east anglian accents, the major characters are all good people, and no one gets seriously hurt.

What sets it above the run of the mill is firstly the quality of the acting; Stephen Fry and Hermione Norris are especially good, and secondly the way in which the characters build and develop and bits are added to the back story episode by episode. There's a solid story under the froth.

I for one am certainly hooked.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. HADAVI VINE VOICE on 11 Jun 2008
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What a refreshing change this series is. Quality drama, a superb cast, Stephen Fry as the solicitor with a conscience and compassion, hermione norris excels as Beatrice Peter`s tormented and utterly self centred sisiter whom one should hate but cant help feeling sorry for. Karl davis as trainee solicitor Lyle is brilliant there is such a rapport between him and Fry. Celia Imrie marvellous as Gloria the firms secretary who is a greiving widow with a troubled son. Tony Slattery is so funny as the tiresome Mr.Snell always wanting to sue the council and making Gloria reach for the air freshner.The series is set in Market shipborough on the Norfolk coast, the scenery is absolutely lovely. The stories contain humanity and subtle humour. A pleasure to watch, do buy this dvd if you want a change from all the violence and cynicisim on tv .
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Kim Jennings on 3 Oct 2007
Format: DVD
What a wonderful series! I had to force myself to watch the episodes one at a time, because in short order I wanted to know all about the characters and their lives. I can't wait for the next series to come out. I assume ther is one?) I live in the US...I sure wish they made television like the Brits do....I love Stephen Fry...he is perfect in this part. In fact, all of the casting seems spot on. Well worth the money and the time spent in viewing!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tromboneguy on 24 Aug 2008
Format: DVD
Just proves once again that you guys in the UK win hands down when it comes to excellence in television! This is a wonderful series that has just enough comedy, intrigue, and emotion to be loved by all the age groups in my household. We are really looking forward to series 2! I am recommending this series (and region free dvd players) to all of my friends here in Chattanooga, Tennessee!
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By P. D. A. WALDER VINE VOICE on 6 Jun 2007
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What an excellent series. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series starring Stephen Fry and ex-Emmerdale star Kyle Davis. As well as a serious drama series it also has comedy in with it to which does make this show shine even more. I think the accompanying music is really good to and should be released on CD. Great to have the DVD out to enjoy in your own time over and over again.

Top marks to the writers and let's hope ther will be another series soon.

Well Done ITV.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jason King on 6 April 2008
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I have to admit, this isn't the type of show I'd watch normally, but when you have the quintessential Englishman Stephen Fry, as Peter Kingdom, then it becomes a different scenario altogether! But it wouldn't be fair to eliminate the other cast members, who do a splendid job as well: Celia Imrie, Karl Davies, Tony Slattery & Hermione Norris (who eats men for breakfast, lunch & supper!)

I'm only up to episode 4 so far, but the ratings say it all for ITV, who've announced that a 3rd series has been commissioned for 2009. And don't forget, series two is due for transmission this year...

Great writing,great location shooting and fine acting ensures a guaranteed,future DVD purchase.Oh, and to quote Little Britain: "Love the theme tune, sing the theme tune!"
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Matteo_B on 6 Mar 2008
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As a solicitor I can say that this is about as far away from reality as you can get but all the better for that.
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