The Green Green Grass (series 2)

The Green Green Grass (series 2)

The Green Green Grass Series 2 DVD Cover
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 8
Original network BBC
Original release 15 September – 25 December 2006
Series chronology

The Green Green Grass's second series originally aired between 15 September 2006 and 27 October 2006, beginning with the episode "Testing Times". A Christmas special aired on 25 December 2006.


The series continued to feature the seven main characters that appeared in series one. These were:

Actor Role
John Challis Boycie
Sue Holderness Marlene
Jack Doolan Tyler
David Ross Elgin
Ivan Kaye Bryan
Peter Heppelthwaite Jed
Ella Kenion Imelda

Lisa Diveney's character, Beth, who was Tyler's girlfriend, was regular throughout the series, as was Llewellyn (Alan David) and Ray (Nigel Harrison).

Episode Information

Episode Number Broadcast Date Duration Title Written by
8 – 2.1 15 September 2006 30 minutes "Testing Times" Jim Sullivan
9 – 2.2 22 September 2006 30 minutes "Here's to You, Mrs Boyce" John Sullivan
10 – 2.3 29 September 2006 30 minutes "Bothered and Bewildered" Derren Litten
11 – 2.4 6 October 2006 30 minutes "Mother Earth" Jim Sullivan
12 – 2.5 13 October 2006 30 minutes "Schoolboy French" James Windett
13 – 2.6 20 October 2006 30 minutes "More Questions Than Answers" Paul Alexander
14 – 2.7 27 October 2006 30 minutes "Brothers and Sisters" Derren Litten
15 – 2.8 25 December 2006 45 minutes "From Here to Paternity" John Sullivan


The series was produced by Shazam Production,[1] a company that produces comedies by John Sullivan.[2] The series was filmed at Teddington Studios, with a live audience. All episodes in the first series were directed by Dewi Humphreys. This particular series was written by Jim Sullivan, John Sullivan, Derren Litten, James Windett and Paul Alexander.



The series began airing on Friday evenings, at 8:30pm. The series continued to be hit with viewers, with the first episode, "Testing Times" gaining 5.04 million viewers, which was in the top thirty highest ratings for the week ending 17 September 2006.[3] Ratings then fell for the next two episodes before rising for the fourth dropping again for the next two and ending on a series high. The ratings were high enough for a new series, of seven episodes, to be commissioned. A 2006 Christmas special was also commissioned to air later that year.

Rank Episode Viewership Audience Percentage
1 "Brothers and Sisters" 5.28 million
2 "Testing Times" 5.04 million
3 "Mother Earth" 5.01 million
4 "Schoolboy French" 4.96 million
5 "Here's to You, Mrs Boyce" 4.79 million
6 "Bothered and Bewildered" 4.77 million
7 "More Questions Than Answers" 3.90 million
8 "From Here to Paternity" 3.62 million


The comedy continued to be criticised due to its spin-off roots. As a spin-off of the nation's favourite sitcom, The Green Green Grass was always going to have a difficult start.[4] The series continued receive negative reviews from critics and some fans of Only Fools and Horses as well.[5]


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