Swaffham braced for second TV series

The streets of Swaffham will once more grace the small screen as the ITV drama starring Norfolk's own Stephen Fry returns to the town to film its second series.

The streets of Swaffham will once more grace the small screen as the ITV drama starring Norfolk's own Stephen Fry returns to the town to film its second series.

The success of Kingdom, in which Fry stars as an upstanding country solicitor in the fictional town of Market Shipborough, has meant that the show will return to our screens in 2008.

Filming will resume once more at the beginning of July and the production team will spend about three months shooting six episodes.

Henry Woolley, location manager for Kingdom, said Kingdom Television Productions, which makes the show, was “delighted” to be coming back to Norfolk.

“Our regular cast and the crew from last year are excited to return to the area having enjoyed spending time in Swaffham last year,” he said.

The provisional schedule is to film for about 16 days in the centre of Swaffham between July 2 and August 11, and to then film for another 16 days in the town centre between August 20 and September 29.

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Mr Woolley said he was liaising with Breckland Council, Swaffham Town Council and the police to ensure the minimum amount of disruption.

He added that the cast and crew appreciated the enthusiasm and support of local residents and companies.