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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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Referenced in Comedy Connections: Just Good Friends (2007) See more »


The Green Green Grass
(Title Theme)
Composed by John Sullivan
Lyrics by John Sullivan
Performed by John Sullivan
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funny? How?
27 August 2006 | by gibbssSee all my reviews

Only Fools and Horses lost its way years ago - so I wasn't surprised to discover that this series was a steaming pile of horse manure. How anyone can find this amusing is beyond me. The only thing that brings a smile to my face is Boycie's laugh. The new characters are weak and the story lines are poor. OFAH will always remain one of England's finest comedies but John Sullivan hasn't produced anything funny in years. Comedies such as Blackadder and The Office knew when to call it a day, even when the public were demanding another series. It's a shame that John Sullivan decided to run the OFAH name into the ground, because up till the last few Christmas Specials it was truly flawless. It seems that Sick Boy's unifying theory of life from Trainspotting was right: "At one point you've got it, then you lose it, and it's gone forever." The King is dead... Long live the king.

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9 September 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Az otthon zöld füvén See more »

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Shropshire, England, UK See more »

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