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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.

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John Sullivan
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Cast

Series cast summary:
John Challis ...  Boycie 32 episodes, 2005-2009
Sue Holderness Sue Holderness ...  Marlene 32 episodes, 2005-2009
David Ross David Ross ...  Elgin 32 episodes, 2005-2009
Jack Doolan ...  Tyler 31 episodes, 2005-2009
Ivan Kaye ...  Bryan 31 episodes, 2005-2009
Ella Kenion ...  Mrs. Cakeworthy 31 episodes, 2005-2009
Peter Heppelthwaite Peter Heppelthwaite ...  Jed 31 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
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Storyline

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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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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(20 episodes) | (1 episode) | (1 episode) | (1 episode)

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

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

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The Green Green Grass
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Composed by John Sullivan
Lyrics by John Sullivan
Performed by John Sullivan
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Absolutely pitiful
9 September 2005 | by RussianPantyHogSee all my reviews

I haven't felt so ashamed to be English since last Wednesday when Northern Ireland beat us at football. This show is AWFUL. I thought it would be bad but even my very worst expectations were surpassed, and then some. John Sullivan wrote the utterly brilliant Only Fools & Horses which - for more than 2 decades - was Britain's best loved sitcom and then he comes up with this trash. Boycie & Marlene, 2 of the characters from OF&H leave Peckham for a new life in the country and to avoid the infamous Driscoll brothers. Boycie's evidence "sent them down" but now they're out on a technicality and looking for revenge, apparently. I only hope they find the Boyce family, AND SOON. John Challis & Sue Holderness were both hilarious in the fabulous show which made them famous but this pathetic drivel doesn't even get off the starting blocks. They both seem to be struggling to remember their Boycie & Marlene characters and their son "Tyler" is played by a young actor who has about as much charisma as a whelk, and he looks like one too. There's no "soul" to this horrible show and it simply isn't funny. The only time I've even "smiled" so far has been when Boycie makes references to his mates the Trotters and that by the way is incredibly cheap of Mr Sullivan. Only Fools & Horses was SO successful because the audience didn't just care about Del & Rodney & Uncle Albert, we LOVED them and you just can't have Boycie & Marleen WITHOUT "the trotters" and their Reliant 3-wheeler. I'm prepared to bet anyone out there £100 that this show does not complete it's first series and then vanishes without trace. It should never have been made. 1 out of 10.


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