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 (1989)

ITV and BBC One sitcom about three friends living in Essex. 127 episodes (12 series), 1989 - 2017. Stars Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph, Charlie Quirke and others.

Series 1, Episode 1 is repeated on Drama on Monday 23rd December at 7:10am.

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

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1989 - 2017
Channels
ITV, BBC One
Episodes
127   (12 series), plus 1 highlights specials
Creators
Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran
Starring
Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph, Charlie Quirke, Samuel James, David Cardy, Peter Polycarpou, Alun Lewis and others
Writers
Laurence Marks, Maurice Gran, Gary Lawson and John Phelps
Directors
Nick Wood, Dez McCarthy and Martin Dennis
Producers
Jo Willett and Humphrey Barclay

Tracey and Sharon may be sisters, but they live very different lives. Tracey has a luxurious mansion with indoor swimming pool in leafy Essex, whilst Sharon resides in a grubby high-rise council flat in Edmonton. But when their husbands, Darryl and Chris, are convicted of armed robbery and sent to prison, the sisters are forced to live together.

They quickly become good - if not begrudging - friends with next-door-neighbour Dorien, whose hobby is cheating on her husband with much younger men. Together, Sharon and Tracey must face the dramas, tragedies, stresses and strains of keeping up with the world, without their husbands to support them.

Years later, the girls have long had done with Chris and Darryl, and financial strife forces to live together once more - now also with Dorien, not to mention Tracey's grown-up sons, Garth and Travis!

Production Details

Production companies
Also known as
  • BOAF (Acronym)
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 16th October 1989 on BBC One at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 18th December 2017 on ITV at 9pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 1 Episode 1: Monday 23rd December at 7:10am on Drama
  2. Series 1 Episode 2: Tuesday 24th December at 7:10am on Drama
  3. Series 1 Episode 3: Wednesday 25th December at 7:10am on Drama
  4. Series 1 Episode 4: Thursday 26th December at 7:10am on Drama
  5. Series 1 Episode 5: Friday 27th December at 7:10am on Drama
  6. Series 1 Episode 6: Saturday 28th December at 7am on Drama
  7. Series 1 Episode 7: Saturday 28th December at 7:30am on Drama

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