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

Birds Of A Feather (1989)

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV / BBC One
  • 1989 - 2020
  • 128 episodes (12 series)

Sitcom about mismatched sisters Tracey and Sharon, and their glamorous friend, Dorien. Stars Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph, Charlie Quirke, Samuel James and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1 - Nicked

Sharon is poor with a low-life husband, her sister Tracey lives the high life in a luxury house, but when their husbands are sent to prison for armed robbery they are forced to live together, next to Chigwell's most vivacious socialite.

Further details

A downtrodden Sharon living in a council tower block prepares to visit her sister Tracey's luxury house complete with it's own swimming pool, but that's not before she realises her no good husband Chris has robbed money from her purse and acquired a pair of knickers in the glove compartment of his new Ford Zephyr.

Tracey shows off her new house, Dalentrace, while her husband Darryl and Chris go out on business. It isn't long before the next door neighbour, Dorien comes knocking in need of a favour, she wants Tracey to hold a lingerie party as her carpet cleaners turned up a day early. Being a social snob, she can't have her friends in her house.

When the police come knocking they immediately assume that they have been tipped off about the lingerie party, only to be informed that their husbands have been arrested for armed robbery. They get twelve years.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 16th October 1989
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 8th July 2013 9:30am Drama
Monday 8th July 2013 2:40pm Drama
Monday 8th July 2013 7:40pm Drama
Saturday 14th September 2013 1:00am Drama
Monday 16th September 2013 1:50pm Drama
Monday 16th September 2013 7:40pm Drama
Saturday 28th September 2013 6:00pm Drama
Sunday 29th September 2013 5:40pm Drama
Monday 25th November 2013 1:50pm Drama
Monday 25th November 2013 7:00pm Drama
Friday 28th March 2014 2:40pm Drama
Friday 28th March 2014 7:00pm Drama
Saturday 29th March 2014 12:10am Drama
Tuesday 12th August 2014 2:20pm Drama
Wednesday 13th August 2014 1:20am Drama
Saturday 30th August 2014 5:00pm Drama
Sunday 31st August 2014 1:20am Drama
Tuesday 16th December 2014 2:20pm Drama
Tuesday 16th December 2014 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 16th December 2014 11:00pm Drama
Sunday 19th April 2015 5:00pm Drama
Monday 20th April 2015 2:35am Drama
Tuesday 5th May 2015 1:40am Drama
Tuesday 12th May 2015 2:20pm Drama
Tuesday 12th May 2015 11:20pm Drama
Tuesday 19th January 2016 2:20pm Drama
Wednesday 20th January 2016 1:00am Drama
Monday 8th February 2016 6:00pm Drama
Monday 8th February 2016 11:55pm Drama
Friday 13th May 2016 2:20pm Drama
Friday 23rd September 2016 2:20pm Drama
Tuesday 31st January 2017 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 15th June 2017 2:20pm Drama
Friday 16th June 2017 1:10am Drama
Wednesday 25th October 2017 2:20pm Drama
Wednesday 25th October 2017 11:20pm Drama
Tuesday 13th March 2018 2:20pm Drama
Tuesday 13th March 2018 11:20pm Drama
Wednesday 2nd January 2019 5:20pm Drama
Thursday 16th May 2019 5:20pm Drama
Sunday 26th May 2019 7:10am Drama
Monday 23rd December 2019 7:10am Drama
Monday 27th April 2020 5:20pm Drama
Monday 2nd November 2020 7:20am Drama
Thursday 8th April 2021 7:15am Drama
Monday 7th June 2021 5:20pm Drama
Saturday 2nd October 2021 7:10am Drama
Friday 15th April 2022 7:00am Drama
Friday 15th April 2022 2:20pm Drama
Wednesday 11th May 2022 7:00am Drama
Wednesday 11th May 2022 5:20pm Drama
Sunday 15th May 2022 3:25am Drama

Cast & crew

Cast
Pauline Quirke Sharon Theodopolopodous
Linda Robson Tracey Stubbs
Lesley Joseph Dorien Green
David Cardy Chris Theodopolopodous
Alun Lewis Darryl Stubbs
Guest cast
Christine Ellerbeck Lisa
Nigel Humphreys Detective Inspector Tatum
Bryan Lawrence (as Bryen Lawrence) Detective Sergeant Coltrane
Peter Hughes Judge
June Page Rose
Catherine Clarke Dora
Richard Addison Clerk of Court
Steve Fortune Policeman
Peter Scarsbrook Policeman
Writing team
Laurence Marks Writer
Maurice Gran Writer
Production team
Tony Dow Director
Esta Charkham Producer
Allan McKeown Executive Producer
John Jarvis Editor
Chris Wadsworth Editor
John Bristow Production Designer
David Snell Composer

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