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ITV axes Stephen Fry's 'Kingdom'

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ITV axes Stephen Fry's 'Kingdom'
ITV has axed Sunday night drama Kingdom, Stephen Fry has confirmed.

The show, which stars Fry in the titular role of lawyer Peter Kingdom, has been cancelled after a three-year run.

Writing on his blog, 52-year-old Fry said: "Sad news from TV-land. Well sad for me and for some others. It may well have you skipping about like a lamb on ketamine, trilling with joy.

"Our masters at ITV have decided that there shan't be a fourth series of the television drama Kingdom. I am sorry because it was such a pleasure making them in my beloved Norfolk."

He added: "I am lucky to live there much of the time - for the rest of the Kingdom cast and crew it will be a sad farewell that was never properly said. All things must pass. That is why we must be so grateful to Mnemosyne, the goddess of memory, and mother of the muses. Heigh ho. Onward and upward."

The third series of the rural drama ended its run in July with a strong audience of 4.84m (20.8%).

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