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 today at 1:40pm.

Series 4, Episode 9 - For Richer For Poorer

Marlene is planning a huge party to celebrate their Ruby wedding anniversary.

Further details

The Green Green Grass. Image shows from L to R: Boycie (John Challis), Marlene Boyce (Sue Holderness). Copyright: Shazam Productions.

Boycie and Marlene have been married for almost 40 years, and so Marlene is planning a huge party to celebrate their Ruby wedding anniversary.

A marquee and caterers have been booked, Marlene is busy comparing magazine spreads of flowers and the band have been booked to play "their song" - What's New Pussy Cat. Marlene smiles at the thought. The guest list will be huge - she's even called their old Peckham solicitor to help track down all the guests from their wedding day.

But when the solicitor returns her call, he has devastating news which puts an entirely different complexion on her relationship with Boycie...

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 5th March 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
June Whitfield Dora (Marlene's Mum)
Stephen Evans Vicar
Writing team
Jamie Rix Script Editor
Gary Lawson Writer
John Phelps Writer
Production team
Dewi Humphreys Director
Gareth Gwenlan Producer
John Sullivan Executive Producer
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