For Richer For Poorer

"For Richer For Poorer"
The Green Green Grass episode

Boycie and Marlene get married.
Episode no. Season 4
Episode 9
Directed by Dewi Humphreys
Written by Gary Lawson
John Phelps
Produced by Gareth Gwenlan
Production code 4:9 (32)
Original air date 5 March 2009
Running time 30 Minutes

"For Richer For Poorer" is an episode of the BBC Sit-com, The Green Green Grass. It was screened on 5 March 2009, as the last episode of the fourth series and the last episode of the entire programme.[1]


Boycie and Marlene have been married for nearly forty years so Marlene is planning a huge party to celebrate their Ruby wedding anniversary. A marquee and caterers have been booked, the flowers are being organised and a band has been booked to play their song – ‘What’s New Pussy Cat’. Meanwhile, the guest list has grown to an enormous length and Marlene has contacted their old Peckham solicitor but he has some bad news, something that might just affect her relationship with Boycie, they were never married!

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
June Whitfield Dora
Alan David Llewellyn
Nigel Harrison Ray
Stephen Evans Vicar

Production, broadcast and reception


Broadcast on 5 March 2009 on BBC1 at 8:30pm.

DVD release

The UK DVD has not been released yet.

Writer and cast

This episode was written by Gary Lawson and John Phelps.


  1. "New British Comedy Starting Soon - British Comedy Guide". Retrieved 2015-12-01.
Preceded by
"One Man's Junk"
The Green Green Grass
26 February 2009
Succeeded by
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