Those former Peckhamites Marlene and Boycie are back in a new 7 part series of The Green Green Grass starting later this month on BBC One which finds them firmly ensconced in their country home, with their son Tyler and staff on hand.
Joining writer John Sullivan for the third series of the popular sitcom is his son Jim. His opening story finds Boycie (John Challis) and Marlene Sue Holderness (Sue Holderness) on a trip to a local country mansion, where Boycie admires the portraits that adorn the walls.
Thrown out by his wife, Elgin has moved into Bryan’s caravan and speculation about the change in their relationship is fuelled by Mrs Cakeworthy’s relentless gossiping.
It all seems like a bit of joke � until the caravan burns down and Boycie is horrified to find that Marlene has offered Bryan and Elgin a place to stay until it is fit to inhabit again.
When they are still at the Grange a month later, Boycie despairs of ever getting rid of them, but they have a surprise in store.
As a mark of their gratitude, they have commissioned a renowned local artist, Genevieve Klunge, to paint his portrait. Sadly for Boycie, Mrs Klunge is mainly renowned for her paintings of cows.