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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