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, Episode 6 is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 2:40pm.

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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Mrs Cakeworthy, meanwhile, discovers the reason why Tyler is withdrawn and spending every hour painting gloomy pictures.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

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