The Green Green Grass (2005–2009)

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Shifty car salesman Boycie and his wife Marlene leave their council estate in Peckham, London to start a new life in a rambling farmhouse in Shropshire.

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Series cast summary:
John Challis ...
 Boycie (32 episodes, 2005-2009)
Sue Holderness ...
 Marlene (32 episodes, 2005-2009)
David Ross ...
 Elgin (32 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Tyler (31 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Bryan (31 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Mrs. Cakeworthy / ... (31 episodes, 2005-2009)
Peter Heppelthwaite ...
 Jed (31 episodes, 2005-2009)
Alan David ...
 Llewellyn (16 episodes, 2005-2009)
Lisa Diveney ...
 Beth (15 episodes, 2005-2007)
Nigel Harrison ...
 Ray (13 episodes, 2006-2009)
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Impending threat from the infamous Driscoll Brothers results in Boycie, Marlene and their son Tyler leaving their expensive lifestyle in Peckham in favor of a secluded country farmhouse in Shropshire. Much to Boycie's chagrin, the farmhouse comes with three staff - manager Elgin, ploughman Jed, and herdsman Bryan. Written by thomaswake16

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The outdoor scenes of the farm house and surrounding fields are filmed at the real-life home of John Challis. See more »

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Featured in The Comedy Genius of John Sullivan (2011) See more »

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The Green Green Grass
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Lyrics by John Sullivan
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It's alright!
13 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show is not the funniest British comedy but it is certainly not one of the worst around. I actually laughed and look forward to it. The cast is good, the plot and setting make it interesting, and the characters need time to get developed but the actors who play them are quite worth watching. I like the husband and wife and son. The fact that Gareth Gwenlan who also produced Waiting For God produces this show gives me faith that it will get better. I don't know who Sullivan is. Yes, Only Fools and Horses, was a classic British comedy but it doesn't just happen. A good comedy takes time and work to nourish it along the way. It's not perfect but it's not rubbish neither, it's worth watching and there are few good new British comedies that are around to enjoy and this one is a favorite of mine. I wish British comedies did have the season of American shows. A season in American can range from 14 on the cable stations to 26 on the networks. There are some shows who have less episodes than others but that's a whole other story of politics and money. I wish BBC and other British stations would nurture British comedies in the same manner that they nurture reality television shows which are just awful.


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