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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 sitcom about three friends living in Essex. 126 episodes (12 series), 1989 - 2016. Stars Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph, Charlie Quirke and others.

New Christmas special to follow.
(Series 2, Episode 1 is repeated on Drama on Monday at 3:15am)

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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Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1989 - 2016
Channels
ITV, BBC One
Episodes
126   (12 series)
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, John Phelps and Susan Nickson
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!

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