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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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.

Further details

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

While searching through some ancient scrolls and paperwork left behind by the previous owner (the old squire), Boycie discovers a medieval recipe for a traditional local liquor - Ye Potato Cyder.

The recipe is accompanied by a royal charter allowing Boycie to produce and sell the liquor. With the help of his staff, he goes into full-scale production, building a distillery in his barn and buying up all the potatoes in the locality. The venture is so successful that their concoction attracts customers from far and wide - including two people Boycie hoped he'd seen the last of...

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 15th January 2009
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

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
Alan David Llewellyn
Guest cast
Roy Marsden Danny Driscoll
Christopher Ryan Tony Driscoll
Writing team
John Sullivan Writer
Jamie Rix Script Editor
Production team
Dewi Humphreys Director
Gareth Gwenlan Producer
John Sullivan Executive Producer
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