For Richer For Poorer

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"For Richer For Poorer"
The Green Green Grass episode
4.8 - For Richer For Poorer.jpg
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
Episode chronology
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"For Richer For Poorer" is an episode of the BBC sitcom, The Green Green Grass. It was screened on 5 March 2009, as the last episode of the fourth series and the final episode of the 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 Pussycat?'. Meanwhile, the guest list has grown to an enormous length and Marlene has contacted their old Peckham solicitor. However, he brings bad news - the registrar that married them was unlicensed, so they have never been married.

Episode cast[edit]

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[edit]


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

DVD release[edit]

The UK DVD has not been released yet.

Writer and cast[edit]

This episode was written by Gary Lawson and John Phelps.


  1. ^ "New British Comedy Starting Soon - British Comedy Guide". Archived from the original on 28 February 2009. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 
Preceded by
"One Man's Junk"
The Green Green Grass
26 February 2009
Succeeded by