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 3, Episode 3 is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 12:20pm.

Series 3

1. But Is It Art?

First broadcast: Friday 2nd November 2007

When Bryan and Elgin suffer a housing crisis Boycie and Marlene offer them sanctuary, but Boycie's benevolence towards his workers brings an unexpected reward of immortality.


2. The Lonely Herdsman

First broadcast: Friday 9th November 2007

When Marlene drags Boycie and Tyler to visit her mother Dora, the battle lines are drawn. Back at the farm, Bryan tries his hand at poetry to stop him feeling lonely whilst Mrs Cakeworthy surfs the net to help him find a solution.


3. If You Go Down To The Woods

First broadcast: Friday 23rd November 2007

Marlene is distraught when Earl the dog and Tyler both go missing. Boycie, Bryan and Jed form a search party, but entering the haunted woods with night drawing in soon confounds the rescuers.


4. Sweet Sorrow

First broadcast: Friday 30th November 2007

The pair are flushed with pride as they dream of their son's golden future, but when Tyler's exam results let him down, it is the staff who provide the key to his career and get him motivated.


The Green Green Grass. Elgin Sparrowhawk (David Ross). Copyright: Shazam Productions.

5. Fifteen Minutes

First broadcast: Friday 7th December 2007

Boycie can't believe that his staff are auditioning for a reality TV show, but the lure of fame proves too much to resist. Marlene has some plans of her own for when he's away.


6. The Final Curtain

First broadcast: Friday 14th December 2007

Boycie uncovers shocking information about his family tree and, with Tyler unexpectedly returning home from university, he is convinced something serious is afoot.


The Green Green Grass. Image shows from L to R: Katia (Morgana Robinson), Bryan (Ivan Kaye). Copyright: Shazam Productions.

7. Lust In Translation

First broadcast: Friday 21st December 2007

Bryan gets more than he bargained for when he meets his new love and the staff's loyalties are severely tested. Llewellyn seizes the opportunity of securing extra labour for his harvest.


The Green Green Grass. Image shows from L to R: Cliff Cooper (George Wendt), Boycie (John Challis). Copyright: Shazam Productions.

Special: The Special Relationship

First broadcast: Sunday 30th December 2007

Boycie is asked to turn detective when an unexpected visitor arrives at Winterdown Farm with a secret from the past that, if confirmed, will have massive consequences for one member of the staff.


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