Pillow Talk (The Green Green Grass)

"Pillow Talk"
The Green Green Grass episode

Marlene and Boycie discuss their new life.
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 5
Directed by Tony Dow
Written by John Sullivan
Produced by Gareth Gwenlan
Editing by Chris Wadsworth
Production code 1:5 (5)
Original air date 7 October 2005
Running time 30 Minutes
Episode chronology

"Pillow Talk" is an episode of the BBC sitcom The Green Green Grass. It was first screened on 7 October 2005, as the fifth episode of the first season of the series.[1]


Marlene is having sleeping problems, ...I don't like it round here, it's too quiet. Not even that bloody Owl outside is helping her sleeping pattern, but one thing might - and only Boycie can provide that. That is until Boycie believes that Jed could do something different to help Mrs Boyce. Also in this episode, Tyler falls in love with his English teacher but she is having no of it.

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
Karen Paullada Rhian
Lisa Diveney Beth
Michael Usher Footballer

Production, broadcast and reception


This episode was written by John Sullivan, writer of Only Fools and Horses. The whole of the first series was written entirely by John Sullivan.


During its original airing, the episode had a viewing audience of 6.63 million, in the 8:30pm timeslot it was shown. This is the same audiences that sitcoms such as My Family attract.

This episode has since been re-run on BBC1, BBC HD and GOLD. The show received one of the highest ratings of the week making it into the top thirty.

DVD release

The UK DVD was released on 23 October 2006.[2] The release includes the 2005 Christmas Special, a short special entitled 'Grass Roots' and a short documentary on 'Rocky'.[3]




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