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 5, Episode 1 is repeated on Drama on Monday at 5:25pm.

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

Cast & crew

Regular 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
Brian 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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