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 1 - One Flew Over The Cuckoo Clock

Boycie and Marlene are invited to spend Christmas in Switzerland with some new friends they met at the Agricultural Ball to discuss a new business venture. Is this the entrance to High Society that they are looking for? However, nothing goes to plan and they miss the surprise laid on for them by old friends.

Broadcast details

Sunday 25th December 2005
50 minutes

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
Alan David Llewellyn
Lisa Diveney Beth
Guest cast
Roy Marsden Danny Driscoll
Christopher Ryan Tony Driscoll
Sara Crowe Tamara
Liz Robertson Lucinda
Roger Alborough Jonty
Matthew Marsh Rupert
Jamie Deeks Photographer
Roy Heather Sid
Fiona Bruce Self
Nick Ross Self
Writing team
John Sullivan Writer
Production team
Tony Dow Director
Gareth Gwenlan Producer
Tim Hancock Executive Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
David Hitchcock Production Designer
Graham Jarvis Composer

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