is Stephen Frys first drama series since Jeeves and Wooster
ten years ago. Filmed in Norfolk, the series (appearing on ITV in April 2007) follows Peter's life in Market Shipborough as he takes on the responsibility for everyone's welfare. Stephen plays country solicitor Peter Kingdom, whose compassion and humility has won him huge respect in the picture postcard town of Market Shipborough.
But there's a secret sadness for the popular lawyer. His brother, and business partner, Simon, has died but his body has never been found. Peter constantly searches for clues to the mystery surrounding Simon's death.
Hermione Norris stars as Peter's troubled and lustful younger sister Beatrice, who wreaks havoc when she comes to live with him after being released from a rehabilitation clinic. Celia Imrie is Gloria Millington, the faithful receptionist and confidante, Phyllida Law plays Peter's dotty Aunt Auriel, and Karl Davies is the sharp young trainee solicitor, Lyle Anderson, who dreams of escaping the sleepy backwater to work in the metropolis. Tony Slattery blusters through as the cantankerous villager Mr Snell, who's always seeking litigation.
The DVD includes all six episodes in series 1.