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


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Three
  • 2003
  • 8 episodes (1 series)

Billy Bleach joins the witness protection scheme and must swap his London life for one deep in the heart of rural England. Stars Simon Day, Robert Wilfort, Philip Jackson, Tristan Gemmill, Matthew Ashforde and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 5

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.

Broadcast details

Monday 6th October 2003
BBC Three
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Simon Day Billy Bleach
Robert Wilfort PC Harriet
Philip Jackson DCI Maddox
Tristan Gemmill DI Veal
Matthew Ashforde Darren
David Webber Youssou
Mark Williams Ben
William Thomas Eric
Andrew Clover David the Poacher
Guest cast
Eddie Marsan Sunshine
Patrick Driver Roadside Mechanic
Stephen Aintree DI Radley
Writing team
Simon Day Writer
Andrew Collins Writer
Production team
Martin Dennis Director
Alex Walsh-Taylor Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer
Paul Machliss Editor
John Asbridge Production Designer
Sarah Hughes Casting Director
Marlene Lawlor Costume Designer
Mike Spragg Director of Photography
Judith Barkas Make-up Designer
Joby Talbot Composer
Adam Byfield 1st Assistant Director

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