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 3 is repeated on Gold today at 1:40pm.

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. Monday 29th April 2019 at 11:40pm on Yesterday
  2. Tuesday 30th April 2019 at 9:40pm on Yesterday

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
Guest cast
Beatriz Romilly Laurence
Writing team
John Sullivan Writer
James Windett 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


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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