The Green, Green Grass – 2005
From the writer of Only Fools And Horses, comes this hilarious spin off featuring Boycie and Marlene from Only Fools And Horses.
The Green Green Grass was created by John Sullivan, although he only actuaully wrote the first series. It ran for 32 episodes (including 3 Christmas Specials) between 2005 and 2009.
Boycie has crossed the Driscoll Brothers and consequently has to flee Peckham. He opts for the country life arriving with wife Marlene and son Tyler in the town of Oakam in Shropshire. Upon arrival at Winterdown Farm, Boycie begins to realise that death was perhaps the easier option.
The series primarily revolves around Boycie’s futile attempts to run the farm efficiently through utilising the current staff consisting of Elgin Sparrowhawk – Farm Manager, Bryan, Jed and Imelda – the farm’s loyal, if a little eccentric staff.
As the series progressed, Boycie and Marlene began to settle into their surroundings however, situations arose occasionally – usually involving their Welsh neighbour, Llewellyn.
Created By: John Sullivan
Written By: John Sullivan (series 1) and various after
Produced By: Shazam Productions for BBC1
Original Transmission Dates: 9th September 2005 – 5th March 2009