Airs Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Credit: Portman Film & Television
Stephen Fry ('Jeeves and Wooster") is back as a small-town lawyer who always stands up for the little guy in the second series of "Kingdom." Set in the heart of the picturesque Market Shipborough in Norfolk countryside, "Kingdom" is a comedic drama series where, like "Ballykissangel," the environment is part of the charm.
In this episode: Simon is back at Kingdom and tells Peter he’s ready to begin work. Peter is taken aback by Simon’s blasé attitude and reminds him the Law Society have imposed strict conditions on his practice certificate.
Meanwhile a sponsorship deal has fallen through at the local cricket club. Mrs Olivia Godfrey needs Peter's help. Her business - local sex shop Tiger Lily’s - should be emblazoned across the cricket team kit but instead all she can see is the logo for Exhausts R Us. Peter and Lyle are embarrassed to have to visit Olivia in her sex shop. Peter assures Olivia that they will do their utmost to sort the mess out – the cricket club have gone back on their word, and that just isn’t cricket.
Meanwhile, Simon is up to his old Casanova tricks again and is locked in a passionate affair with a mystery blonde. Peter is horrified to discover the identity of the new girlfriend.
Lyle is called upon to represent Henny Leach (Miriam Margolyes), a mature lady who is refusing to pay her council tax. She has a mountain of unpaid fines and seems to see herself as a wannabe Yoko Ono.
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