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 - Sailing

Miserable at the prospect of her first Christmas without Darryl, Tracey is over the moon when two cruise tickets arrive. That is until Garth calls to say he won't be home. She refuses to go at all, but Sharon and Dorien have a devious plan.

Further details

It's Christmas and Sharon has already used Tracey's gift to Aunt Sylvie.

When two tickets from a pre-booked cruise arrive, Darryl insists that Tracey takes Garth. Garth calls and says he won't be home for Christmas as he is going on a school choir trip.

With Tracey upset, Sharon and Dorien try to convince her to still go on the cruise. When she refuses Dorien offers to buy the tickets off her.

Sharon and Tracey go to wave off Dorien and Marcus. Dorien begins reading to Tracey from a brochure about the facilities and activities on board, until Tracey admits that she made a mistake and she should have gone. Then the ship starts to leave port: Tracey realises she has been tricked and she is in fact going on the cruise after all.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 26th December 1989
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Pauline Quirke Sharon Theodopolopodous
    Linda Robson Tracey Stubbs
    Lesley Joseph Dorien Green
    Alun Lewis Darryl Stubbs
    Guest cast
    Alan Ford Prison Officer
    Writing team
    Laurence Marks Writer
    Maurice Gran Writer
    Production team
    Geoffrey Sax Director
    Esta Charkham Producer
    Tony Charles Producer
    Allan McKeown Executive Producer
    Brian True-May Associate Producer
    David Snell Composer
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