Grass. Billy Bleach (Simon Day). Copyright: BBC.

Grass

BBC Three sitcom about a man in witness protection. 8 episodes (1 series) in 2003. Stars Simon Day, Philip Jackson, Robert Wilfort, Tristan Gemmill and others.

Series 1

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Monday 8th September 2003

Billy joins the witness protection scheme and is sent to a ramshackle cottage deep in the heart of rural England.

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2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Monday 15th September 2003

Billy disappears after sneaking away from PC Harriet and discovers the local pub. Meanwhile two Met officers turn up and get quite friendly with each other.

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3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Monday 22nd September 2003

Billy meets the local organic farmers and also receives distressing news about his brother, Darren.

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4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Monday 29th September 2003

Billy receives his new identity and picnics with Heartbeat and Jemima. Meanwhile Darren is transferred to an open prison, or is he?

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5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Monday 6th October 2003

Billy decides to hold the Poetry Olympics down the pub. Darren meets a poacher in the middle of the Norfolk countryside, and Eric and Sunshine's car breaks down.

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6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Monday 13th October 2003

As Little Mockwell stages its first Poetry Olympics, can Billy keep his nerve?

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7. Episode Seven

First broadcast: Monday 20th October 2003

Billy finally asks Jemima round for a cosy dinner at the cottage but their romantic evening does not go as planned. Meanwhile, Harriet goes down the pub and gets chatting to a stranger and relations between DCI Maddox and DI Veal are strained.

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8. Episode Eight

First broadcast: Monday 27th October 2003

Finally, Maddox and Veal receive instructions about Billy's relocation after the trail - it's not going to be somewhere hot. Leaving Maddox and Veal to confront their own future together Harriet is forced to take Billy on a walk to tell him the truth about his relocation.

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