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.

Series 2, Episode 1 is repeated on Yesterday on Monday at 11pm.

Series 1, Episode 2 - A Rocky Start

Determined to settle down to a quiet, village life, Boycie's first job is to sack the farm manager and ingratiate himself with the locals. Marlene is scathing - the farm has no animals and no crops - so what do these people do all day? But, undeterred, Elgin talks Boycie into starting a proper farm and their first priority is to buy a bull from a bankrupt local farmer who is fond of a drink or two.

Broadcast details

Friday 16th September 2005
30 minutes


  1. Wednesday 24th April 2019 at 1:35pm on Gold
  2. Wednesday 24th April 2019 at 7:00pm on Gold

Cast & crew

Regular cast
John Challis Boycie
Sue Holderness Marlene Boyce
Jack Doolan Tyler Boyce
David Ross Elgin Sparrowhawk
Ivan Kaye Bryan
Ella Kenion Imelda Cakeworthy
Peter Heppelthwaite Jed
Writing team
John Sullivan Writer
Production team
Chris Wadsworth Editor
David Hitchcock Production Designer
Tony Dow Director
Gareth Gwenlan Producer
Tim Hancock Executive Producer
Graham Jarvis Composer

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