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 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

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

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 9th July 2013 10:00am Drama
Tuesday 9th July 2013 2:40pm Drama
Tuesday 9th July 2013 3:20pm Drama
Tuesday 9th July 2013 7:40pm Drama
Tuesday 9th July 2013 11:15pm Drama
Tuesday 17th September 2013 1:50pm Drama
Tuesday 17th September 2013 7:40pm Drama
Saturday 28th September 2013 7:20pm Drama
Sunday 29th September 2013 7:00pm Drama
Wednesday 27th November 2013 1:50pm Drama
Wednesday 27th November 2013 7:00pm Drama
Monday 31st March 2014 2:40pm Drama
Monday 31st March 2014 7:00pm Drama
Monday 31st March 2014 11:40pm Drama
Tuesday 1st April 2014 3:50am Drama
Tuesday 1st April 2014 2:00pm Drama
Thursday 14th August 2014 2:20pm Drama
Friday 15th August 2014 1:20am Drama
Sunday 31st August 2014 5:40pm Drama
Monday 1st September 2014 12:50am Drama
Thursday 18th December 2014 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 18th December 2014 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 18th December 2014 11:00pm Drama
Sunday 26th April 2015 5:00pm Drama
Monday 27th April 2015 2:30am Drama
Thursday 14th May 2015 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 14th May 2015 11:20pm Drama
Sunday 24th May 2015 1:45am Drama
Wednesday 23rd September 2015 2:20pm Drama
Wednesday 23rd September 2015 11:00pm Drama
Wednesday 20th January 2016 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 21st January 2016 1:00am Drama
Wednesday 10th February 2016 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 10th February 2016 11:20pm Drama
Tuesday 17th May 2016 2:20pm Drama
Tuesday 27th September 2016 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 2nd February 2017 2:20pm Drama
Monday 19th June 2017 2:20pm Drama
Tuesday 20th June 2017 1:15am Drama
Friday 27th October 2017 2:20pm Drama
Friday 27th October 2017 11:20pm Drama
Thursday 15th March 2018 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 15th March 2018 11:30pm Drama
Friday 4th January 2019 5:20pm Drama
Monday 20th May 2019 5:20pm Drama
Wednesday 25th December 2019 7:10am Drama
Wednesday 29th April 2020 5:20pm Drama
Tuesday 3rd November 2020 7:20am Drama
Sunday 28th March 2021 7:00am Drama
Friday 9th April 2021 7:10am Drama
Wednesday 9th June 2021 5:20pm Drama
Saturday 2nd October 2021 8:20am Drama

Cast & crew

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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