British Comedy Guide

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 3, Episode 7 is repeated on Gold today at 7:20am

Series 2, Episode 5 - Schoolboy French

The circle of life comes knocking at the Boyces' door with Tyler's French exchange student and a past love from Peckham sheds new light on old memories.

Broadcast details

Friday 13th October 2006
30 minutes


  1. Saturday 23rd July 2011 at 10:40am on Gold
  2. Monday 5th September 2011 at 4:40pm on Gold
  3. Monday 5th September 2011 at 9:20pm on Gold
  4. Friday 3rd February 2012 at 2:40pm on Gold
  5. Thursday 22nd March 2012 at 1:20pm on Gold
  6. Thursday 22nd March 2012 at 7:20pm on Gold
  7. Monday 16th July 2012 at 11:40am on Gold
  8. Monday 16th July 2012 at 6:20pm on Gold
  9. Wednesday 5th September 2012 at 2:20pm on Gold
  10. Wednesday 5th September 2012 at 8:20pm on Gold
  11. Sunday 16th June 2013 at 6:00am on Gold
  12. Friday 16th August 2013 at 6:00am on Gold
  13. Wednesday 18th November 2015 at 12:45pm on Gold
  14. Wednesday 18th November 2015 at 6:40pm on Gold
  15. Wednesday 20th January 2016 at 7:20pm on Gold
  16. Thursday 21st January 2016 at 12:40pm on Gold
  17. Thursday 28th April 2016 at 11:40am on Gold
  18. Thursday 28th April 2016 at 6:40pm on Gold
  19. Thursday 19th May 2016 at 11:20pm on Yesterday
  20. Friday 20th May 2016 at 8:00pm on Yesterday
  21. Monday 27th June 2016 at 12:25pm on Gold
  22. Monday 17th April 2017 at 7:00am on Gold
  23. Tuesday 18th April 2017 at 3:10am 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)
Lisa Diveney Beth
Guest cast
Beatriz Romilly Laurence
Writing team
John Sullivan Writer
James Windett Writer
Production team
Dewi Humphreys Director
Gareth Gwenlan Producer
Julian Meers Producer
Tim Hancock Exec Producer
David Hitchcock Production Designer
Graham Jarvis Composer
Chris Wadsworth Editor


Best Of British

Boycie and Marlene decide to show Laurence, their French exchange visitor, what the Brits are all about.

Featuring: John Challis (Boycie), Sue Holderness (Marlene Boyce).

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