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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 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Az otthon zöld füvén See more »

Filming Locations:

Shropshire, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shazam Productions See more »
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Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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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Connections

Referenced in The Paul O'Grady Show: Episode #3.53 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

The Green Green Grass
(Title Theme)
Composed by John Sullivan
Lyrics by John Sullivan
Performed by John Sullivan
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Good but not as good as the original and best
6 November 2005 | by walfordqueenSee all my reviews

This show works great as a spin off but it's not as good as Only Fools And Horses to be fair though nobody said it would be and I never expected it to be either. The dry wit is still there and it's very amusing when it comes up with the right dialogue. There's been times I've thought this just isn't working but then there's been other times where I've really laughed at what the characters have been saying. On the whole I'm glad that this spin off series was made as it's been great to see the characters involved again. Only the beeb could make a spin off to such an iconic program work and this is what they have done here. Looking forward to the Christmas special and then hopefully a new series in the new year.


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