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 3, is repeated on Gold on Monday at 1:40pm.

Series 4, Episode 6 - The Departed

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.

Further details

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

Tyler is preparing for his first gig with his band, Puddle Of Agony. He has booked a venue at the university and Boycie and Marlene are driving him down with all the kit in the boot.

Marlene can't wait to see her son make his rock 'n' roll debut, although Boycie is slightly more apprehensive - but not as apprehensive as Tyler is about ruining his grunge anarchist credibility by turning up with mummy and daddy in tow.

Left alone to look after The Grange for the night, the staff head down to the pub where they get talking to Natasha and Ian, two psychic detectives who are in the area seeking phantoms and ghouls. They work for Paranormal Monthly magazine and are offering a reward of £5,000 for the first photo of a ghost. Spotting a way to make a quick buck, Elgin offers them the run of a 30-room manor house with a haunted East Wing...

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 12th February 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
Nigel Harrison Ray
Guest cast
Oliver Wood Zac (Tyler's Bandmate)
Edward Hancock Blade (Tyler's Bandmate)
Edward Browning Leon (Tyler's Bandmate)
Lynne Seymour Natasha (Ghost Hunter)
Simon Ludders Ian (Ghost Hunter)
Writing team
Keith R. Lindsay Writer
Jamie Rix Script Editor
Production team
Dewi Humphreys Director
Gareth Gwenlan Producer
John Sullivan Executive Producer
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