Stephen Fry returns to the role of Peter Kingdom, a wise, warm-hearted solicitor in the small Norfolk town of Market Shipborough. It's a place where his cool-headed abilities are constantly being tested by relatives and townsfolk alike. Now that Lyle is a fully fledged solicitor, he feels ready for a new office, and suitably empowered, ready for a new girlfriend too. Also on the family front, Peter is about to discover the identity of the father of his young niece - which proves quite a surprise for all concerned. And the cases are coming thick and fast. Sex discrimination in the army, mysterious crop circles and alien invasions, animal research, druids on the golf course, invasions of privacy and ill-mannered Lords of the Manor - Market Shipborough is a remarkable testing ground for all the trials of humanity, and Peter Kingdom can handle them all... or can he?