The Green Green Grass. Image shows from L to R: Boycie (John Challis), Marlene Boyce (Sue Holderness). Copyright: Shazam Productions.

The Green Green Grass

BBC One sitcom about a London family moving to the country. 32 episodes (4 series), 2005 - 2009. Stars John Challis, Sue Holderness, Jack Doolan, David Ross and others.

The Green Green Grass. Image shows from L to R: Boycie (John Challis), Marlene Boyce (Sue Holderness). Copyright: Shazam Productions.

The Green Green Grass

Boycie is on the run from infamous London villains. To help ensure he lives to an old age he moves to the countryside with his family

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2005 - 2009
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
32   (4 series)
Creator
John Sullivan
Starring
John Challis, Sue Holderness, Jack Doolan, David Ross, Ivan Kaye, Ella Kenion, Peter Heppelthwaite, Alan David and others
Writers
John Sullivan, Jim Sullivan, Keith R. Lindsay and David Cantor
Directors
Tony Dow and Dewi Humphreys
Producers
Gareth Gwenlan, Julian Meers, Henry Klejdys, Tim Hancock and John Sullivan

Boycie is on the run from infamous London villains the Driscoll Brothers ("even the Kray twins told them to lighten up"). To help ensure he lives to an old age he ups sticks with his reluctant wife Marlene and more-than-reluctant skateboarding son Tyler to a secluded farm house in Shropshire where he hopes they'll be safe. Unsurprisingly the Boyce family don't immediately fit into their new surroundings.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 9th September 2005 on BBC One at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 5th March 2009 on BBC One at 8:30pm
Last repeat
Sunday 13th January 2019 at 8:20am on Gold

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