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. 128 episodes (12 series), 1989 - 2020. Stars Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph, Charlie Quirke and others.

Returns for new special in December.
Series 3, Christmas Special is repeated on Drama on Sunday at 7:20am.

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 - 2020
Channels
ITV, BBC One
Episodes
128   (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 3 Episode 13: Sunday at 7:20am on Drama
  2. Series 4 Episode 8: Monday at 7:15am on Drama
  3. Series 4 Episode 9: Monday at 7:45am on Drama
  4. Series 4 Episode 10: Tuesday at 7:15am on Drama
  5. Series 4 Episode 11: Tuesday at 7:45am on Drama
  6. Series 4 Episode 12: Wednesday at 7:15am on Drama
  7. Series 4 Episode 13: Wednesday at 7:45am on Drama
  8. Series 5 Episode 1: Thursday at 7:15am on Drama
  9. Series 5 Episode 2: Thursday at 7:45am on Drama
  10. Series 5 Episode 3: Friday 4th December at 7:15am on DramaShow all repeats
  11. Series 5 Episode 4: Friday 4th December at 7:45am on Drama
  12. Series 5 Episode 5: Monday 7th December at 7:15am on Drama
  13. Series 5 Episode 6: Monday 7th December at 7:45am on Drama
  14. Series 5 Episode 7: Tuesday 8th December at 7:15am on Drama
  15. Series 5 Episode 8: Tuesday 8th December at 7:45am on Drama
  16. Series 5 Episode 9: Wednesday 9th December at 7:15am on Drama
  17. Series 5 Episode 10: Wednesday 9th December at 7:45am on Drama
  18. Series 5 Episode 11: Thursday 10th December at 7:15am on Drama
  19. Series 5 Episode 12: Thursday 10th December at 7:45am on Drama
  20. Series 5 Episode 13: Friday 11th December at 7:15am on Drama
  21. Series 6 Episode 1: Friday 11th December at 7:45am on Drama
  22. Series 4 Episode 14: Sunday 13th December at 11:05am on Drama
  23. Series 6 Episode 2: Monday 14th December at 7:20am on Drama
  24. Series 6 Episode 3: Monday 14th December at 7:55am on Drama
  25. Series 6 Episode 4: Tuesday 15th December at 3:15am on Drama
  26. Series 6 Episode 4: Tuesday 15th December at 7:20am on Drama
  27. Series 6 Episode 5: Tuesday 15th December at 7:55am on Drama
  28. Series 6 Episode 6: Wednesday 16th December at 7:20am on Drama
  29. Series 6 Episode 7: Wednesday 16th December at 7:55am on Drama
  30. Series 6 Episode 8: Thursday 17th December at 7:20am on Drama
  31. Series 6 Episode 9: Thursday 17th December at 7:50am on Drama
  32. Series 6 Episode 10: Friday 18th December at 7:20am on Drama
  33. Series 6 Episode 11: Friday 18th December at 7:50am on Drama

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