Forever Green

Forever Green Theme ( 1992 )

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During the 1980s and 1990s, Alderton had few roles, but he narrated the children’s animated series ‘Little Miss’ in 1983 (with his wife Pauline Collins) and, from 1987 to 1994, he narrated the TV series Fireman Sam. From 1989 to 1992, he starred in the successful series Forever Green as the character Jack Boult.

Forever Green


Forever Green



Pauline Collins Pauline Collins  Harriet Boult18 episodes, 1989-1992
John Alderton John Alderton  Jack Boult18 episodes, 1989-1992
Paola Dionisotti Paola Dionisotti  Lady Patricia Broughall18 episodes, 1989-1992
Wendy van der Plank Wendy van der Plank  Hilly18 episodes, 1989-1992
Daisy Bates Daisy Bates  Freddy Boult18 episodes, 1989-1992
Nimer Rashed Nimer Rashed  Tom Boult18 episodes, 1989-1992
Alan Rowe Alan Rowe  Geoff Bate11 episodes, 1989-1992
Ian Lindsay Ian Lindsay  Ted Hubbard


The show’s theme tune was omposed by Patrick Gowers

The Forever Green theme has a flowing, pastoral quality perfectly suited to the move-to-the-country theme of the television show.

The twelve episodes of Series 2 were filmed in two separate blocks 2.1 to 2.6 and 2.7 to 2.12 with different crews and different copyright dates (1991 for the first block and 1992 for the second block). It was originally intended to broadcast episodes 2.1 to 2.6 as a separate series in 1991 but it was delayed by coverage of the Gulf War. Instead, all twelve episodes were broadcast as a single series on consecutive weeks in 1992.

Series 1 was originally released by Granada Ventures Ltd on VHS and DVD.

All episodes have since been released on DVD by Network DVD. The first series was re-released on a two-disc set in June 2009. The remaining twelve episodes were released as a three-disc Series 2 DVD in April 2010. Later in 2010, a five-disc set of all eighteen episodes was released

Jack, a former racing driver and Harriet Boult, a nurse, live in a London flat with their two children Freddy and Tom. Freddy suffers from asthma which Harriet believes could be due to the city pollution, and after a serious attack begins to think leaving the city could be the best treatment available. Soon after, a letter arrives advising Harriet of an inheritance from one of her old patients, a run-down house in the country. It only takes one visit to persuade them to move.
The 18 episodes contain plots dealing with their adapting to life in the country and touches on environmental themes, alternative healing and alternative lifestyle choices.

Country: UK
Language: English
Release Date: 26 February 1989 (UK)
Filming Locations: Nether Winchendon House, Nether Winchendon, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Running time 50mins
Production company Carnival Films
London Weekend Television
Distributor ITV Studios

No writer was credited for any of the Series 1 episodes.

Filming Location

Most of Forever Green was  filmed at Nether Winchendon House, Nether Winchendon, Buckinghamshire, England


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