Animal Instincts

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"Animal Instincts"
The Green Green Grass episode

The butchers suffers over animal rights.
Episode no. Season 4
Episode 4
Directed by Dewi Humphreys
Written by Jim Sullivan
Produced by Gareth Gwenlan
Production code 4:4 (27)
Original air date 29 January 2009
Running time 30 Minutes

"Animal Instincts" is an episode of the BBC sitcom, The Green Green Grass. It was screened on 29 January 2009, as the fourth episode of the fourth series.[1]


Oakam village is under attack from animal rights activists. Llewellyn is one of their first targets when he is hit with a paint bomb, the village butcher is fly-postered with leaflets and even the local pub is under threat. All the local farming community is living in fear, so Boycie organises his staff into patrol groups to search Winderdown farm and protect it from attack.

Episode cast

Actor Role
John Challis Boycie
Sue Holderness Marlene
Jack Doolan Tyler
David Ross Elgin
Ivan Kaye Bryan
Ella Kenion Mrs Cakeworthy
Peter Heppelthwaite Jed
Alan David Llewellyn
Nigel Harrison Ray
Danny Morgan Ollie
Tony Bignell Alistair
Hugh Clay-Jones Butcher

Production, broadcast and reception


This episode entertained 3.87 million viewers.

DVD release

The UK DVD has not been released yet. When released, it is expected to include all nine episodes from the fourth series

Writer and cast

This episode was written by Jim Sullivan, his second episode of series four.



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