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The Green Green Grass. Image shows from L to R: Imelda Cakeworthy (Ella Kenion), Boycie (John Challis), Jed (Peter Heppelthwaite), Marlene Boyce (Sue Holderness), Bryan (Ivan Kaye), Elgin Sparrowhawk (David Ross), Tyler Boyce (Jack Doolan). Copyright: Shazam Productions.

The Green Green Grass

BBC One sitcom. 32 episodes (4 series), 2005 - 2009. Stars John Challis, Sue Holderness, Jack Doolan, David Ross, Ivan Kaye, Ella Kenion, Peter Heppelthwaite and others.

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

Date
Friday 16th September 2005
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

  1. Saturday 2nd July 2011 at 09.30 on Gold
  2. Monday 15th August 2011 at 17.20 on Gold
  3. Monday 15th August 2011 at 20.00 on Gold
  4. Friday 13th January 2012 at 14.40 on Gold
  5. Friday 9th March 2012 at 13.20 on Gold
  6. Friday 9th March 2012 at 19.20 on Gold
  7. Saturday 31st March 2012 at 15.00 on Gold
  8. Sunday 1st April 2012 at 07.15 on Gold
  9. Wednesday 20th June 2012 at 13.00 on Gold
  10. Wednesday 20th June 2012 at 18.20 on Gold
  11. Monday 9th July 2012 at 12.20 on Gold
  12. Monday 9th July 2012 at 19.00 on Gold
  13. Monday 20th August 2012 at 13.40 on Gold
  14. Monday 20th August 2012 at 20.20 on Gold
  15. Thursday 28th February 2013 at 08.20 on Gold
  16. Wednesday 6th November 2013 at 11.40 on Gold
  17. Thursday 7th November 2013 at 09.00 on Gold
  18. Thursday 5th December 2013 at 12.20 on Gold
  19. Friday 7th February 2014 at 14.30 on Gold
  20. Tuesday 1st April 2014 at 07.30 on Gold
  21. Tuesday 1st April 2014 at 14.10 on Gold
  22. Wednesday 11th June 2014 at 06.30 on Gold
  23. Wednesday 11th June 2014 at 15.00 on Gold
  24. Wednesday 4th November 2015 at 18.40 on Gold
  25. Thursday 5th November 2015 at 12.40 on Gold
  26. Tuesday 5th January 2016 at 12.30 on Gold
  27. Tuesday 5th January 2016 at 19.20 on Gold
  28. Wednesday 13th April 2016 at 12.20 on Gold
  29. Wednesday 13th April 2016 at 18.40 on Gold
  30. Wednesday 4th May 2016 at 23.20 on Yesterday
  31. Thursday 5th May 2016 at 20.00 on Yesterday
  32. Tuesday 14th June 2016 at 12.20 on Gold

Cast & crew

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

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