The Green Green Grass. Image shows from L to R: Boycie (John Challis), Marlene Boyce (Sue Holderness). Copyright: Shazam Productions
The Green Green Grass

The Green Green Grass

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2005 - 2009
  • 32 episodes (4 series)

Boycie is on the run from infamous London villains. To help ensure he lives to an old age he moves to the countryside with his family. Stars John Challis, Sue Holderness, Jack Doolan, David Ross, Ivan Kaye and more.

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Series 2 - From Here To Paternity

Jed, Elgin and Bryan are convinced a mythical creature is stalking Winterdown Farm.

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Jed, Elgin and Bryan are convinced a mythical creature is stalking Winterdown Farm, and Llewellyn accusing the Boyces' dog of seducing his pedigree collie. Meanwhile, Beth is set for a Christmas surprise and Tyler spreads a rumour that Mrs Cakeworthy is pregnant - a revelation that comes as quite a shock to her husband as they've not been intimate for some time! All ends up well... except for Farmer Boyce's eyes!

Broadcast details

Monday 25th December 2006
45 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 13th December 2010 10:00pm Gold
Tuesday 14th December 2010 7:55pm Gold
Sunday 19th December 2010 7:50pm Gold
Saturday 1st December 2012 7:00pm Gold
Sunday 2nd December 2012 2:55pm Gold
Monday 3rd December 2012 6:55pm Gold
Thursday 5th December 2013 7:00pm Gold
Friday 6th December 2013 1:45pm Gold
Thursday 26th December 2013 6:00am Gold
Wednesday 26th March 2014 8:00pm Gold
Monday 14th July 2014 3:00pm Gold
Wednesday 24th December 2014 12:00pm Drama
Wednesday 24th December 2014 5:00pm Drama
Monday 25th May 2015 7:30am Drama
Monday 25th May 2015 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 8th December 2015 5:30pm Gold
Wednesday 9th December 2015 11:45am Gold
Monday 21st December 2015 6:10pm Drama
Sunday 16th October 2016 11:05pm Drama
Sunday 6th November 2016 12:55am Drama
Sunday 27th November 2016 5:00pm Drama
Tuesday 13th December 2016 10:00am Gold
Tuesday 13th December 2016 5:00pm Gold
Monday 20th November 2017 11:00pm Yesterday
Tuesday 21st November 2017 5:00pm Yesterday
Tuesday 12th December 2017 10:50am Gold
Tuesday 12th December 2017 3:45pm Gold
Sunday 17th December 2017 10:20am Gold
Monday 18th December 2017 7:40am Gold
Sunday 24th December 2017 8:00am Gold
Saturday 15th December 2018 12:20pm Gold
Sunday 16th December 2018 9:20am Gold
Thursday 15th August 2019 3:40pm Gold
Friday 16th August 2019 11:05am Gold
Thursday 5th December 2019 11:15am Gold
Thursday 12th December 2019 11:00am Gold
Thursday 12th December 2019 4:15pm Gold
Tuesday 17th December 2019 7:00pm Drama
Thursday 19th December 2019 11:15am Gold
Thursday 19th December 2019 2:45pm Gold
Tuesday 8th December 2020 12:30pm Gold
Wednesday 9th December 2020 8:40am Gold
Thursday 17th December 2020 11:10am Gold
Monday 21st December 2020 12:30pm Gold
Wednesday 1st December 2021 2:35pm Gold
Thursday 2nd December 2021 12:20pm Gold
Tuesday 7th December 2021 1:00pm Gold
Wednesday 8th December 2021 10:55am Gold
Wednesday 15th December 2021 11:00am Gold
Wednesday 15th December 2021 6:10pm Gold
Friday 2nd December 2022 12:55pm Gold
Saturday 3rd December 2022 10:05am Gold
Monday 12th December 2022 12:25pm Gold
Saturday 24th December 2022 11:10am Gold
Friday 1st December 2023 12:55pm Gold
Friday 1st December 2023 6:15pm Gold
Saturday 2nd December 2023 2:30am Gold
Saturday 2nd December 2023 7:55am Gold
Thursday 7th December 2023 12:55pm Gold
Friday 8th December 2023 9:40am Gold
Wednesday 13th December 2023 12:40pm Gold
Tuesday 19th December 2023 12:05pm Gold
Thursday 21st December 2023 12:45pm Gold

Cast & crew

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
Nigel Harrison Ray
Guest cast
Sue Freeman Oakam Hokem
Neville Dean Oakam Hokem
Kevin Hoole Oakam Hokem
Paul Bown Colin Cakeworthy
Writing team
John Sullivan Writer
Production team
Dewi Humphreys Director
Gareth Gwenlan Producer
Julian Meers Producer
Tim Hancock Executive Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
David Hitchcock Production Designer
Graham Jarvis Composer


Terrifying Sight

Boycie spots a mythical creature - and another terrifying sight...

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

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