Birds Of A Feather - Series 10 Page 2

Birds Of A Feather. Image shows from L to R: Sharon Theodopolopodous (Pauline Quirke), Dorien Green (Lesley Joseph), Tracey Stubbs (Linda Robson). Copyright: Alomo Productions / Retort.

Birds Of A Feather

Sitcom about a pair of mis-matched sisters and their glamorous friend, who all live together in Essex

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Kidda

  • Thursday 2nd January 2014, 9:35pm [Edited]
  • Birmingham, England
  • 92 posts

That was brilliant. Such a relief that they didn't return 15 years later and churn out a great big turd.

I laughed out loud a number of times which is always a good sign.

Dorien looked like she hadn't changed a bit and was played beautifully.

Bit iffy about them losing contact with Dorien and not seeing her properly for years after she was about to top herself at Garfs wedding.

Will be interesting to see if they mention Garf's child and (previous) wife at any point in the new series.

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Will Carter

  • Thursday 2nd January 2014, 10:20pm
  • Wakefield, England
  • 41 posts

The shooting up line had me in stitches.

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David Carmon

  • Friday 3rd January 2014, 2:08am
  • Cheshire, England
  • 2,030 posts

They never sold Dalentrace, it was rented out. But not sure why it seems soooo much different, the kitchen is upside down. If you leave the exterior walls of the kitchen in place and spin the inside round that would be normal.

Just about to watch it again.

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comical masterpiece

  • Friday 3rd January 2014, 10:41am
  • England
  • 107 posts

I liked it. Will watch the series, only downside was the anti Conservative jibes, which made me cringe a little, but aside from that very watchable.

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Dave

  • Friday 3rd January 2014, 1:33pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 1,171 posts
Quote: comical masterpiece @ 3rd January 2014, 10:41 AM GMT

...only downside was the anti Conservative jibes...


They were very true, though.

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Tuumble

  • Friday 3rd January 2014, 2:55pm
  • Peterborough, England
  • 4,491 posts

I used to watch it back in the day and it does what it says on the tin. It was never a classic but always watchable.

There were aspects (about the house set up in particular) that had me thinking back to how it ended before as things didn't seem to match but it's no big deal really. Nice to have a new comedy that panders to our nostalgia needs without spoiling the memory.

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blahblah

  • Friday 3rd January 2014, 3:31pm
  • sunderland, England
  • 1,130 posts

Enjoyed this. Think there were many more jokes in this episode than most from the old series

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G180e

  • Friday 3rd January 2014, 4:05pm
  • Wolverhampton, England
  • 3,297 posts

Was never actually that keen on the original but actually it wasn't too bad really, some laughs to be had.

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Ringo

  • Friday 3rd January 2014, 6:46pm
  • Ireland
  • 56 posts

I thought is was awful. Full of Benny Hill and Carry On type jokes. I cringed several times. If I recall correctly .....
Tracy: "Who's Rex Harrison?"
Sharon: "He's a famous actor. He had a big part in My Fair Lady."
Tracey: "I bet he did!"

and

Tracy: "He's busy playing with his Wii."
A shocked Sharon: "His what???"

If this is what makes you laugh, good luck to you. I found it tedious and embarrassing.

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george roper

  • Friday 3rd January 2014, 9:35pm [Edited]
  • in the back on stan butlers bus ., England
  • 4,036 posts

i have not watched the original series fully but seen a few episodes but I did watch the first episode of the new series it was good and few laughs.

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G180e

  • Wednesday 8th January 2014, 8:53pm
  • Wolverhampton, England
  • 3,297 posts
Quote: Richard Saunders @ 8th January 2014, 8:04 PM GMT

Anyone know the ratings from BARB yet?


First episode got 7.8 Million Viewers.

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David Carmon

  • Sunday 12th January 2014, 12:58am [Edited]
  • Cheshire, England
  • 2,030 posts

Liked the second episode. Glad the first got just under 8 million in the overnights, second was the most watched outside of soaps for the night so it's holding its own. Hope the BBC are happy they let this one go.

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G180e

  • Sunday 12th January 2014, 5:13pm
  • Wolverhampton, England
  • 3,297 posts

Yes considering I'm not a massive fan, the second episode was rather decent actually. Not a bad show if you wish to pass away 30 minutes.