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 1, is repeated on Gold on Sunday at 11:05am.

Series 4, Episode 5 - Your Cheating Art

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

Further details

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

Marlene is worried about Tyler, who is in a deep depression and on what appears to be a starvation diet.

Mrs Cakeworthy, meanwhile, discovers the reason why Tyler is withdrawn and spending every hour painting gloomy pictures. She has 'found' a letter from his girlfriend, Beth, in which she says she wants to finish with him.

Marlene is distraught and even tries enlisting help from Jed and Bryan to help her little boy come to terms with a broken heart. Things, however, become so bad that she calls for her mum's help, who finally puts a smile back on her grandson's face.

Broadcast details

Thursday 5th February 2009
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
    Nigel Harrison Ray
    Samantha Sutherland Sara
    Guest cast
    June Whitfield Dora (Marlene's Mum)
    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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