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Respected country solicitor Peter Kingdom, with the assistance of his apprentice Lyle and secretary Gloria, runs a small legal practice in Market Shipborough for the eccentric people of Norfolk. Peter lives with his slightly crazy sister Beatrice, and recently lost his half-brother Simon under mysterious circumstances. Written by
Originally by Mark Smith <email@example.com>, edited and emended.
I have to agree that if it weren't for Stephen Fry, this would have quickly been on the discard pile. The stories are a rather plain mix of DOC MARTIN and INSPECTOR MORSE, although Peter Kingdom is the antithesis of those two in his gentleness. The cases are not that interesting, really, despite some satisfying resolutions. It's one of Stephen Fry's strengths, actually, that he can carry a show with such weak scripts. The mystery regarding a missing family member was also less than I had hoped, but I was willing to accept it. But when it came down to it, the quirky villagers and incredibly irritating sister made this almost impossible for me to watch; I sped through most every scene with either.
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