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 3 - Shift

Tracey misses Darryl, Sharon doesn't miss Chris and goes out on the pull. That's not before she gets her job back and loses it in the same day. An expensive shopping trip with Dorien gives Tracey a wake up call and the police raid the house looking for evidence from a raid.

Further details

With Sharon eating her out of house and home and making a mess as she goes, Tracey suggests she take back her old job at Low Price so she can contribute more to the running of the house.

Missing Darryl, Tracey shows Sharon her disgust that she's happy that Chris is out of her life.

When Dorien comes calling for old clothes to give to charity, Tracey refuses to give away anything that belongs to Darryl. Dorien becomes upset that her latest toy boy Luke has ditched her and confesses to Tracey that she only stays with her husband Marcus so that she never has to be poor again.

Back at Low Price Sharon is not allowed near the tills and is relegated to the cold meats counter and is duly sacked for being rude to her old neighbour Lisa after she eggs her on about her night with Chris in his new car.

Dorien takes Tracey shopping and flirts with the salesman. After Dorien puts Tracey's purchases on her bill, Tracey tries to withdraw money from the cash machine to pay her back, only to find her account has been frozen.

The police raid the house to find evidence on Darryl. Tracey is worried that they will find her diamond ring, which she discovers was stolen is a raid two years earlier.

Luckily Sharon, out on the pull, is wearing the ring....

Broadcast details

Monday 30th October 1989
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Pauline Quirke Sharon Theodopolopodous
Linda Robson Tracey Stubbs
Lesley Joseph Dorien Green
Guest cast
Christine Ellerbeck Lisa
Gordon Warnecke Ranjith
Stephen Marcus Dave
Ross Kemp D.I Monk
Paul Mari Actor
Janet Kay Actor
Jackie Cowper Actor
Writing team
Laurence Marks Writer
Maurice Gran Writer
Production team
Tony Dow Director
Esta Charkham Producer
Allan McKeown Executive Producer
David Snell Composer

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