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, Episode 4 is repeated on Gold today at 1:40pm.

Series 2, Episode 4 - Mother Earth

Beth's concern for animal welfare has far-reaching consequences for Winterdown Farm. Marlene's pursuit of a more holistic way of life proves to be crunch time for Boycie and something of an eye opener for Beth.

Broadcast details

Friday 6th October 2006
30 minutes


  1. Monday 29th April 2019 at 11:00pm on Yesterday
  2. Tuesday 30th April 2019 at 9:00pm on Yesterday
  3. Wednesday 1st May 2019 at 1:20pm on Gold
  4. Wednesday 1st May 2019 at 6:00pm 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
Lisa Diveney Beth
Writing team
Jim Sullivan Writer
Production team
Chris Wadsworth Editor
David Hitchcock Production Designer
Dewi Humphreys Director
Gareth Gwenlan Producer
Julian Meers Producer
Tim Hancock Executive Producer
Graham Jarvis Composer

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