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.

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The Green Green Grass. Image shows from L to R: Elgin Sparrowhawk (David Ross), Imelda Cakeworthy (Ella Kenion), Jed (Peter Heppelthwaite), Boycie (John Challis), Marlene Boyce (Sue Holderness), Bryan (Ivan Kaye), Tyler Boyce (Jack Doolan). Copyright: Shazam Productions.

1. The Path Of True Love

First broadcast: Thursday 8th January 2009

Marlene has become fed up with her husband's inattention, and fears that their relationship is nearing its end. She seeks the help of a local marriage guidance counsellor, which proves so successful that she ends up throwing Boycie out, but the parting gives them both time to consider their lives.

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The Green Green Grass. Image shows from L to R: Danny Driscoll (Roy Marsden), Boycie (John Challis), Tony Driscoll (Christopher Ryan). Copyright: Shazam Productions.

2. Home Brew

First broadcast: Thursday 15th January 2009

While searching through some ancient scrolls and paperwork left behind by the old squire, Boycie discovers a medieval recipe for a traditional local liquor. With the help of his staff, he goes into full-scale production, attracting customers from far and wide, including two whom he had hoped he had seen the last of.

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3. Calendar Boys

First broadcast: Thursday 22nd January 2009

Bored with life on the farm, Marlene throws herself into charity work. As a by-product of her efforts, Boycie senses an opportunity to become Sir Aubrey. Marlene, with the help of their staff, tries to use her charity contacts to help her husband achieve his dream. Unfortunately, life is very rarely that simple, particularly where Boycie and Marlene are concerned.

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4. Animal Instincts

First broadcast: Thursday 29th January 2009

Tyler wants to borrow money to buy new equipment for his band, Puddle of Agony. But Boycie, who was brought up in the school of hard knocks, refuses to cough up. Meanwhile the local vicinity is gripped by fear of Animal Freedom protestors.

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The Green Green Grass. Tyler Boyce (Jack Doolan). Copyright: Shazam Productions.

5. Your Cheating Art

First broadcast: Thursday 5th February 2009

Marlene's doting mum Dora visits to help put a smile back on her grandson's face.

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The Green Green Grass. Image shows from L to R: Bryan (Ivan Kaye), Natasha (Lynne Seymour), Ian (Simon Ludders). Copyright: Shazam Productions.

6. The Departed

First broadcast: Thursday 12th February 2009

Tyler is preparing for his first gig with his band, but he is worried he is going to ruin his credibility by turning up with mummy and daddy in tow. Meanwhile the staff spot a way to make a quick buck.

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7. I Done It My Way

First broadcast: Thursday 19th February 2009

Boycie recalls the big issues in his life, with flashback memories of his South London life with Del Boy, Rodney and the rest of the gang.

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

8. One Man's Junk

First broadcast: Thursday 26th February 2009

The Antiques Roadshow comes to Ludlow, and Marlene, already in the middle of a house makeover, sees an opportunity to have her old bric-a-brac valued by experts. She is not alone, as Elgin, Bryan, Jed and Mrs Cakeworthy have exactly the same idea. Surprisingly it is Boycie, with a little help from Tyler, who discovers the really valuable antique.

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

9. For Richer For Poorer

First broadcast: Thursday 5th March 2009

Marlene is planning a huge party to celebrate their Ruby wedding anniversary.

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