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.

  • Series 1, Episode 1 repeated Wednesday 6th March at 8:05am on Gold
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 2,478

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Series 4, Episode 2 - Home Brew

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

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 14th June 2009 5:00pm BBC1
Tuesday 20th September 2011 5:00pm Gold
Tuesday 20th September 2011 9:20pm Gold
Saturday 5th November 2011 8:50am Gold
Tuesday 10th April 2012 1:40pm Gold
Tuesday 10th April 2012 7:40pm Gold
Monday 23rd July 2012 12:20pm Gold
Monday 23rd July 2012 7:00pm Gold
Thursday 20th September 2012 2:20pm Gold
Thursday 20th September 2012 8:20pm Gold
Sunday 14th July 2013 7:30am Gold
Tuesday 15th October 2013 1:10pm Gold
Wednesday 16th October 2013 9:10am Gold
Wednesday 30th October 2013 2:15am Gold
Wednesday 30th October 2013 9:50am Gold
Thursday 26th November 2015 12:20pm Gold
Thursday 26th November 2015 6:20pm Gold
Wednesday 10th February 2016 7:20pm Gold
Thursday 9th June 2016 11:20pm Yesterday
Friday 10th June 2016 8:00pm Yesterday
Wednesday 22nd February 2017 8:00am Gold
Tuesday 12th September 2017 3:15pm Gold
Wednesday 13th September 2017 12:35pm Gold
Wednesday 31st January 2018 12:00pm Gold
Wednesday 31st January 2018 3:20pm Gold
Friday 4th May 2018 12:20pm Gold
Friday 4th May 2018 5:40pm Gold
Friday 15th June 2018 8:40am Gold
Friday 15th June 2018 2:20pm Gold
Wednesday 22nd August 2018 11:20am Gold
Tuesday 16th October 2018 10:35pm Yesterday
Wednesday 17th October 2018 9:00pm Yesterday
Thursday 22nd November 2018 12:35pm Gold
Thursday 22nd November 2018 5:00pm Gold
Friday 23rd November 2018 5:00pm Gold
Thursday 3rd January 2019 11:20am Gold
Thursday 3rd January 2019 2:00pm Gold
Friday 10th May 2019 2:00pm Gold
Friday 10th May 2019 6:40pm Gold
Monday 27th May 2019 11:00pm Yesterday
Tuesday 28th May 2019 9:00pm Yesterday
Tuesday 6th August 2019 10:05am Gold
Tuesday 6th August 2019 1:25pm Gold
Sunday 29th September 2019 11:40am Gold
Monday 30th September 2019 8:15am Gold
Saturday 2nd November 2019 8:50am Gold
Tuesday 26th November 2019 9:20am Gold
Tuesday 26th November 2019 12:00pm Gold
Tuesday 26th November 2019 6:40pm Gold
Thursday 30th April 2020 8:20am Gold
Thursday 30th April 2020 1:40pm Gold
Thursday 30th April 2020 6:20pm Gold
Tuesday 26th May 2020 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 9th June 2020 8:20am Gold
Tuesday 9th June 2020 3:00pm Gold
Tuesday 9th June 2020 7:00pm Gold
Tuesday 30th June 2020 11:00pm Yesterday
Wednesday 1st July 2020 9:00pm Yesterday
Friday 17th July 2020 8:40am Gold
Friday 17th July 2020 2:00pm Gold
Friday 17th July 2020 6:00pm Gold
Saturday 18th July 2020 7:55am Gold
Monday 1st February 2021 11:00am Gold
Monday 1st February 2021 4:20pm Gold
Tuesday 9th March 2021 12:20pm Gold
Tuesday 9th March 2021 3:00pm Gold
Tuesday 9th March 2021 7:30pm Gold
Saturday 1st May 2021 4:10pm Drama
Wednesday 16th June 2021 11:20am Gold
Wednesday 16th June 2021 3:20pm Gold
Wednesday 16th June 2021 7:20pm Gold
Friday 23rd July 2021 11:20am Gold
Friday 23rd July 2021 3:20pm Gold
Friday 23rd July 2021 7:20pm Gold
Wednesday 29th September 2021 11:00am Gold
Wednesday 29th September 2021 4:00pm Gold
Wednesday 29th September 2021 7:20pm Gold
Monday 28th March 2022 11:05am Gold
Monday 28th March 2022 3:10pm Gold
Monday 28th March 2022 7:05pm Gold
Tuesday 2nd August 2022 7:00am Gold
Tuesday 2nd August 2022 12:40pm Gold
Tuesday 2nd August 2022 5:20pm Gold
Tuesday 8th November 2022 5:20pm Gold
Tuesday 14th March 2023 8:10am Gold
Tuesday 14th March 2023 12:00pm Gold
Tuesday 14th March 2023 5:20pm Gold
Friday 23rd June 2023 8:20am Gold
Friday 23rd June 2023 12:20pm Gold
Friday 23rd June 2023 5:40pm Gold
Saturday 24th June 2023 7:00am Gold
Tuesday 24th October 2023 7:00pm Gold
Wednesday 25th October 2023 6:20pm Gold
Thursday 2nd November 2023 7:00pm Gold
Friday 3rd November 2023 6:20pm Gold
Thursday 30th November 2023 8:00am Gold
Thursday 30th November 2023 12:00pm Gold
Thursday 30th November 2023 6:40pm Gold

Cast & crew

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
Chris Wadsworth Editor
David Hitchcock Production Designer
Graham Jarvis Composer

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