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New series for Swaffham's TV adventure

PUBLISHED: 18:47 08 January 2008 | UPDATED: 09:50 08 July 2010

Stephen Fry is left holding the baby in a new series of ITV1's popular drama Kingdom which can be seen on Sunday evening.

Fry, the actor who has a home in west Norfolk, will be seen again at the start of a second series of the drama set in the fictional town of Market Shipborough.

Stephen Fry is left holding the baby in a new series of ITV1's popular drama Kingdom which can be seen on Sunday evening.

Fry, the actor who has a home in west Norfolk, will be seen again at the start of a second series of the drama set in the fictional town of Market Shipborough.

He is seen as the affable country solicitor, Peter Kingdom, whose compassion and humility has won him huge respect in the small Norfolk market town of Market Shipborough. The series has been filmed in and around Swaffham and has raised the profile of the area as a tourist destination.

At the end of the first series, which was watched by seven million viewers, Fry's character was told he was to be an uncle by a woman who arrived out of the blue. Peter finds himself having to learn all about feeding times and nappies when baby Daniel, the son of Peter's missing brother, Simon, moves in.

But there's an even bigger shock in store for Peter and his troublesome sister, Beatrice, played by Hermione Norris.

A host of prestigious guest stars join the cast for the new series including Richard Wilson, Lucy Benjamin, Richard Briers, John Thomson and Diana

Quick.

The series has focused nationwide attention on Swaffham and led to an increase in visitors to the town during the summer

months. Staff at the town's Cool Cabs taxi firm premises, which also doubles as a tourist information centre, have produced a range of Market Shipborough promotional items including traditional seaside rock and postcards.

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