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Kingdom [17/02/2008]

Synopsis
Comedy drama series created by Simon Wheeler and starring Stephen Fry as Peter Kingdom, a Norfolk-based solicitor who is coping with family, colleagues, and the locals who come to him for legal assistance. This episode includes brief scenes from a (very bad) amateur production of The Tempest staged in the open air at Aunt Auriel’s rest home. Miranda is played by Karl Davies in drag, Davis (as Miranda) refusing to kiss Ferdinand until Ferdinand puts his teeth in. Malfunctioning water sprinklers and a storm wreak havoc with the production.
Series
Kingdom
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
17 Feb 2008 at 21:00 (Channel: ITV1)
Duration
46 mins

Credits

Director
Ed Hall
Producer
Georgina Lowe
Writer
Alan Whiting
Cast
John NettletonMr McAvoy (Prospero)
Karl DavisLyle Anderson (Miranda)
Phyllida LawAunt Auriel
Stephen FryPeter Kingdom

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Tempest, The
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Amateur theatre; Open-air theatre

Notes

General
Ed Hall credited as Edward Hall.
History
The final episode in the second series.

Production Company

Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
http://bufvc.ac.uk/tvandradio/offair External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ
Name

Parallel Film and Television Productions

Name

Sprout Productions

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk/archive-collections/searching-access-collections/research-viewing-services External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN

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