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16th Sep '15 10:15:47 AM Willbyr
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* [[ComicBook/TheKingdomDC The sequel]] to [[ComicBook/KingdomCome Kingdom Come]].

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* [[ComicBook/TheKingdomDC The sequel]] to [[ComicBook/KingdomCome Kingdom Come]].Come]].

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5th Jun '14 8:03:58 AM kerani
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* [[Literature/TheKingdom The urban-fantasy collaborative fiction project]].
* [[Film/TheKingdom The 2007 film set in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia]].
* [[ComicBook/TheKingdom The sequel]] to [[ComicBook/KingdomCome Kingdom Come]].

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* [[Literature/TheKingdom [[Roleplay/{{Kingdom}} The urban-fantasy collaborative fiction project]].
* [[Film/TheKingdom [[Film/TheKingdom2007 The 2007 film set in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia]].
* [[ComicBook/TheKingdom [[ComicBook/TheKingdomDC The sequel]] to [[ComicBook/KingdomCome Kingdom Come]].
25th Apr '14 5:47:29 AM Austin
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* The sequel to [[ComicBook/KingdomCome Kingdom Come]].

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* [[ComicBook/TheKingdom The sequel sequel]] to [[ComicBook/KingdomCome Kingdom Come]].
15th Oct '13 5:32:52 AM LordXavius
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* [[Film/TheKingdom The 2007 film set in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia]].

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* [[Film/TheKingdom The 2007 film set in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia]].Arabia]].
* The sequel to [[ComicBook/KingdomCome Kingdom Come]].
9th Feb '13 9:24:32 AM kerani
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* [[Manga/{{Kingdom}} The Japanese Manga/Anime based on the Qin kingdom in the warring states of China]].

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* [[Manga/{{Kingdom}} The Japanese Manga/Anime based on the Qin kingdom in the warring states of China]].China]].
* [[TheKingdom The trope about a monarch's property]].
* [[Literature/TheKingdom The urban-fantasy collaborative fiction project]].
* [[Film/TheKingdom The 2007 film set in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia]].
11th Sep '12 7:58:09 PM KantonKage
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* [[Manga/{{Kingdom}} The Japanese Manga/Anime based on the Qin kingdom and the Warring States of China]]

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* [[Manga/{{Kingdom}} The Japanese Manga/Anime based on the Qin kingdom and in the Warring States warring states of China]]China]].
11th Sep '12 7:57:05 PM KantonKage
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[[redirect:Series/{{Kingdom}}]]

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[[redirect:Series/{{Kingdom}}]]Kingdom can refer to:
* [[Series/{{Kingdom}} The British Lawyer comedy]]
* [[Manga/{{Kingdom}} The Japanese Manga/Anime based on the Qin kingdom and the Warring States of China]]
25th Apr '12 5:57:47 PM Nightsky
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So, you sit down to watch {{ITV1}} on a Sunday night and the sponsored by clip is that of the channel's lower-level crime dramas, declaring that "Talk Talk sponsors ITV Mystery Dramas".

Then you spend an hour watching lovely East Anglian countryside, StephenFry being a lawyer and no-one gets the slightest bit murdered. There's actually a lot of comedy.

Welcome to ''Kingdom'', where CrimeAndPunishmentSeries meets English planning law, and "TheyFightCrime" in a genteel, laid-back fashion, with plenty of breaks for SceneryPorn.

StephenFry (10 pounds of awesome in a 5 pound bag) plays Peter Kingdom, lawyer for the small firm of Kingdom & Kingdom, in the fictional town of Market Shipborough, Norfolk. Every week, he has to investigate some argument between people over a will, planning issues or something like that. He also must deal with the town's most sue-happy citizen, his long-suffering secretary, and his [[TalkativeLoon loopy sister]].

He has a lawyer trainee with him, Lyle Anderson, who is the funny man of the show, getting into the more comedic scrapes, including having to deal with about 20 cats, and getting drenched in nearly every episode of Season 1.

While at first it might seem that the other Kingdom in "Kingdom & Kingdom" is Simon, Peter's younger brother (who has disappeared and is presumed dead at the beginning of the series and shows up again in Series 2),[[hottip:|:and dies for real later]] Peter informs us that Simon is actually ''neither'' Kingdom. The first Kingdom is their late father (who naturally never shows up) and Peter is the second. Sadly the series was cancelled after 3 series and ended with... a bit of a WhamEpisode.
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!!Tropes
* ActorAllusion: Fittingly for the host of ''{{QI}}'', Peter evidently writes the questions for the Market Shipborough pub quiz.
* BitingTheHandHumour: "''Is'' there an {{ITV}}4?"
* BritishBrevity: A particularly good example, with only three series of six episodes each. You could watch all of ''Kingdom'' in one weekend.
** It would be a ''really lovely'' weekend though.
* ButICantBePregnant: Beatrice at the beginning of Series 2.
* ButtMonkey: Lyle. Lyle Lyle Lyle.
* CelebrityParadox: In Series 3 episode 2, the one with the crop circles, Peter encounters a man standing in a field dressed as the [[Series/DoctorWho Fourth Doctor]], doing a pretty good impression of TomBaker. In the ''same episode'', ColinBaker AKA the Sixth Doctor plays a local resident. May also be a CastingGag.
* CelibateHero: Peter shows no romantic/sexual interest in either gender.
* ChaseScene: Involving Peter's CoolCar and a guy on a bike. Lyle [[DiegeticSwitch puts on]] "[[RichardWagner Flight of the Valkyries]]."
* CoolCar: Peter has a gorgeous older car (an Alvis [=TE21=]). Don't forget to WatchThePaintJob (as we learned that one time it disappears).
* CrazyCatLady: Several of them.
* DoubleEntendre[=/=]InnocentInnuendo: When Peter buys his bait for his fishing trip in Scotland:
-->'''Peter''': I've penciled myself in for five days of unadulterated peace and quiet. Just me and my rod.
* EstrogenBrigadeBait: Lyle, considering that he walks around in a suit and how much he gets drenched.
* FakingTheDead: Simon Kingdom
* FiveFiveFive: 01632, the UK version.
* GeekyTurnOn: In the last episode:
-->'''Emily''': Anything exciting?
-->'''Lyle''': ''getting up, slightly husky'' Strict liability negligence polluted river case. No win, no fee.
-->'''Emily''': God, I love it when you talk dirty.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Tony Slattery is Mr. Snell.
** Practically every episode will feature someone recognisable, from [[OneFootInTheGrave Richard Wilson]] as Peter's old university mentor and Celia Imrie as Gloria to one off appearances by [[TheNewsQuiz Sandi Toksvig]], ColinBaker, Miriam Margolyes, and many others.
* HiddenDepths: Simon can speak...''Norwegian''???
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Lyle after the balloon ride in Series 3, episode 2. "That is quite a lot of brandy." "That was quite a lot of balloon."
* IntoxicationEnsues: Peter should never have eaten that omelet.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Simon at the end of the second season]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: Lyle, more or less. He could pass for someone at least five years younger. Lampshaded by Beatrice: "When did you stop being twelve?"
* OopNorth: Lyle is from Stockport.
* {{Oxbridge}}: Peter graduated from an unnamed Cambridge college, and it shows up from time to time.
* RousseauWasRight: For the most part. And you know what? They manage to not only make it work, but also believable.
* RunningGag
** Lyle getting drenched (in Series 1)
** Lyle never quite getting with the girl (in Series 2)
** Mrs… er… Thingy (in Series 1)
* [[spoiler:SamusIsAGirl: Lyle's motorcyclist client in Series 2, Episode 3]]
* SceneryCensor: Beatrice's pregnancy, plus much of the nudist episode.
* SceneryPorn: The shots of the Norfolk countryside and coast are ''really, really nice''.
* ShortRunInPeru: For some reason, Series 3 aired in Belgium ''six months'' before airing in the UK. Why? Why ''Belgium'' of all places? ''Nobody knows''.
* TalkativeLoon
* TwoLinesNoWaiting
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome: Druids vs. golfers. In formation. There's even a ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'' reference.
* YanksWithTanks: at [[FictionalCounterpart RAF "Fakenheath"]].
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So, you sit down to watch {{ITV1}} on a Sunday night and the sponsored by clip is that of the channel's lower-level crime dramas, declaring that "Talk Talk sponsors ITV Mystery Dramas".

Then you spend an hour watching lovely East Anglian countryside, StephenFry being a lawyer and no-one gets the slightest bit murdered. There's actually a lot of comedy.

Welcome to ''Kingdom'', where CrimeAndPunishmentSeries meets English planning law, and "TheyFightCrime" in a genteel, laid-back fashion, with plenty of breaks for SceneryPorn.

StephenFry (10 pounds of awesome in a 5 pound bag) plays Peter Kingdom, lawyer for the small firm of Kingdom & Kingdom, in the fictional town of Market Shipborough, Norfolk. Every week, he has to investigate some argument between people over a will, planning issues or something like that. He also must deal with the town's most sue-happy citizen, his long-suffering secretary, and his [[TalkativeLoon loopy sister]].

He has a lawyer trainee with him, Lyle Anderson, who is the funny man of the show, getting into the more comedic scrapes, including having to deal with about 20 cats, and getting drenched in nearly every episode of Season 1.

While at first it might seem that the other Kingdom in "Kingdom & Kingdom" is Simon, Peter's younger brother (who has disappeared and is presumed dead at the beginning of the series and shows up again in Series 2),[[hottip:|:and dies for real later]] Peter informs us that Simon is actually ''neither'' Kingdom. The first Kingdom is their late father (who naturally never shows up) and Peter is the second. Sadly the series was cancelled after 3 series and ended with... a bit of a WhamEpisode.
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!!Tropes
* ActorAllusion: Fittingly for the host of ''{{QI}}'', Peter evidently writes the questions for the Market Shipborough pub quiz.
* BitingTheHandHumour: "''Is'' there an {{ITV}}4?"
* BritishBrevity: A particularly good example, with only three series of six episodes each. You could watch all of ''Kingdom'' in one weekend.
** It would be a ''really lovely'' weekend though.
* ButICantBePregnant: Beatrice at the beginning of Series 2.
* ButtMonkey: Lyle. Lyle Lyle Lyle.
* CelebrityParadox: In Series 3 episode 2, the one with the crop circles, Peter encounters a man standing in a field dressed as the [[Series/DoctorWho Fourth Doctor]], doing a pretty good impression of TomBaker. In the ''same episode'', ColinBaker AKA the Sixth Doctor plays a local resident. May also be a CastingGag.
* CelibateHero: Peter shows no romantic/sexual interest in either gender.
* ChaseScene: Involving Peter's CoolCar and a guy on a bike. Lyle [[DiegeticSwitch puts on]] "[[RichardWagner Flight of the Valkyries]]."
* CoolCar: Peter has a gorgeous older car (an Alvis [=TE21=]). Don't forget to WatchThePaintJob (as we learned that one time it disappears).
* CrazyCatLady: Several of them.
* DoubleEntendre[=/=]InnocentInnuendo: When Peter buys his bait for his fishing trip in Scotland:
-->'''Peter''': I've penciled myself in for five days of unadulterated peace and quiet. Just me and my rod.
* EstrogenBrigadeBait: Lyle, considering that he walks around in a suit and how much he gets drenched.
* FakingTheDead: Simon Kingdom
* FiveFiveFive: 01632, the UK version.
* GeekyTurnOn: In the last episode:
-->'''Emily''': Anything exciting?
-->'''Lyle''': ''getting up, slightly husky'' Strict liability negligence polluted river case. No win, no fee.
-->'''Emily''': God, I love it when you talk dirty.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Tony Slattery is Mr. Snell.
** Practically every episode will feature someone recognisable, from [[OneFootInTheGrave Richard Wilson]] as Peter's old university mentor and Celia Imrie as Gloria to one off appearances by [[TheNewsQuiz Sandi Toksvig]], ColinBaker, Miriam Margolyes, and many others.
* HiddenDepths: Simon can speak...''Norwegian''???
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Lyle after the balloon ride in Series 3, episode 2. "That is quite a lot of brandy." "That was quite a lot of balloon."
* IntoxicationEnsues: Peter should never have eaten that omelet.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Simon at the end of the second season]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: Lyle, more or less. He could pass for someone at least five years younger. Lampshaded by Beatrice: "When did you stop being twelve?"
* OopNorth: Lyle is from Stockport.
* {{Oxbridge}}: Peter graduated from an unnamed Cambridge college, and it shows up from time to time.
* RousseauWasRight: For the most part. And you know what? They manage to not only make it work, but also believable.
* RunningGag
** Lyle getting drenched (in Series 1)
** Lyle never quite getting with the girl (in Series 2)
** Mrs… er… Thingy (in Series 1)
* [[spoiler:SamusIsAGirl: Lyle's motorcyclist client in Series 2, Episode 3]]
* SceneryCensor: Beatrice's pregnancy, plus much of the nudist episode.
* SceneryPorn: The shots of the Norfolk countryside and coast are ''really, really nice''.
* ShortRunInPeru: For some reason, Series 3 aired in Belgium ''six months'' before airing in the UK. Why? Why ''Belgium'' of all places? ''Nobody knows''.
* TalkativeLoon
* TwoLinesNoWaiting
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome: Druids vs. golfers. In formation. There's even a ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'' reference.
* YanksWithTanks: at [[FictionalCounterpart RAF "Fakenheath"]].
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25th Apr '12 1:54:13 PM LordGro
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome: Druids vs. golfers. In formation. There's even a ''{{Braveheart}}'' reference.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome: Druids vs. golfers. In formation. There's even a ''{{Braveheart}}'' ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'' reference.



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21st Apr '12 6:20:44 PM eppohk
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* CoolCar: Peter has a gorgeous older car. Don't forget to WatchThePaintJob (as we learned that one time it disappears).

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* CoolCar: Peter has a gorgeous older car.car (an Alvis [=TE21=]). Don't forget to WatchThePaintJob (as we learned that one time it disappears).
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