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The Green Green Grass 

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.


John Sullivan




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Series cast summary:
John Challis ...  Boycie 32 episodes, 2005-2009
Sue Holderness Sue Holderness ...  Marlene 32 episodes, 2005-2009
David Ross David Ross ...  Elgin 31 episodes, 2005-2009
Jack Doolan ...  Tyler 30 episodes, 2005-2009
Ivan Kaye ...  Bryan 30 episodes, 2005-2009
Ella Kenion ...  Mrs. Cakeworthy 30 episodes, 2005-2009
Peter Heppelthwaite Peter Heppelthwaite ...  Jed 30 episodes, 2005-2009
John Sullivan John Sullivan ...  Theme singer 19 episodes, 2005-2009
Alan David Alan David ...  Llewellyn 16 episodes, 2005-2009
Lisa Diveney ...  Beth 15 episodes, 2005-2007
Nigel Harrison Nigel Harrison ...  Ray 13 episodes, 2006-2009


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 »


Boycie: Believe me, Marlene. There is money to be made in this business and like it or not I am going to become a farmer.
Marlene: Well, what will I be?
Boycie: You will be a farmer's wife.
Marlene: Oh, and that's what you want, is it?
[gets up and heads for the living-room door]
Marlene: Alright, I will be a farmer's wife.
[turns back]
Marlene: You just bloody watch me!
[she slams the door on her way out]
Elgin: [Elgin pokes his head round the door] Seems to be coming around to the idea, Sir!
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The Green Green Grass
(Title Theme)
Composed by John Sullivan
Lyrics by John Sullivan
Performed by John Sullivan
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Here's to you Farmer Boyce
21 June 2013 | by studioATSee all my reviews

After the final three episodes of Only Fools And Horses when it was revived in 2001 gained a less than positive response from the press it was a surprise to see that the show's very talented writer John Sullivan had this spin off featuring much loved characters Boycie and Marlene up his sleeve.

It ends up being a nice surprise. While it was never going to match Only Fools it never really tries to and instead it becomes its own beast. The premise works, the new characters introduced are all very funny and happily the relationship between Boycie and Marlene gets fleshed out far more than would have been possible in Only Fools.

The best episodes are the ones penned by Sullivan and it was only when other writers started to contribute that the standard of the show dipped a little. However there are certainly more good episodes than average ones and this show is good fun throughout all four of it's series'.

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Release Date:

9 September 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Az otthon zöld füvén See more »

Filming Locations:

Shropshire, England, UK See more »

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Shazam Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1 Surround)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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