On this special day for London, we turn our thoughts briefly to the much anticipated DVD release of Kingdom Season One. This delightful comedy drama stars Stephen Fry as a Peter Kingdom, a small town lawyer in the Norfolk countryside. Cast regulars include Hermione Norris (MI-5), Celia Imrie (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Karl Davies (Game of Thrones) and Emma Thompson’s mother, Phyllida Law (Albert Nobbs). The DVD is expected to street in the fall.
Viewer alert: We can’t wait to see what Danny Boyle, director of Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting, has cooked up for tonight’s Opening Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics, what with rumors of Mary Poppins, Voldemort and sheep. NBC’s coverage begins at 7:30pm ET.
Twenty Twelve finale: For those night owls who have followed this mockumentary on the foibles of the London 2012 deliverance team, the final two episodes on BBC America air Saturday night beginning at midnight ET. If you already know who shot Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville), these are not to be missed. The complete series is slated for DVD, but the release date is still to be announced.