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 4 - Women's Troubles

Sharon and Dave are officially a couple. Tracey thinks she's pregnant, leading Dorien to set her up with her gynaecologist. It turns out to be a false alarm. Sharon on the other hand receives some surprising news, but it isn't great timing.

Further details

Sharon's new boyfriend Dave leads Tracey to give her advice on sexually transmitted diseases. Tracey takes a pregnancy test and jumps the gun telling Darryl when the girls go for a visit. Sharon tells Chris about Dave.

Dorien suggests Tracey should see her gynaecologist who assumes that Tracey and Sharon are a couple.

After telling Tracey that she isn't pregnant, he gives Sharon a quick examination while Tracey leaves the room upset. He has some surprising news, Sharon has thrush. She's also pregnant.

Tracey tells Dave, not realising Sharon is out having a termination.

Broadcast details

Monday 6th November 1989
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
Stephen Marcus Dave
Rolf Saxon Rodney Kauffman
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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