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 10, Episode 1 - Gimme Shelter

Birds Of A Feather. Image shows from L to R: Dorien Green (Lesley Joseph), Sharon Theodopolopodous (Pauline Quirke). Copyright: Alomo Productions / Retort.
Sharon's living back in her council flat and Tracey's still in Chigwell with younger son Travis... but what's become of Dorien? What can bring the Birds back together? And who else might return to the nest?


This episode was dedicated to the memory of Allan McKeown.

Broadcast details

Thursday 2nd January 2014
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Pauline Quirke Sharon Theodopolopodous
    Linda Robson Tracey Stubbs
    Lesley Joseph Dorien Green
    Charlie Quirke Travis Stubbs
    Matt Willis Garth Stubbs
    Camilla Beeput (as Camilla Marie Beeput) Marcie
    Bethany Attrup Poppy
    Guest cast
    Rich Keeble Bookshop Manager
    Liz Izen Adoring Fan
    John Webber Writ Server
    Writing team
    Laurence Marks Writer
    Maurice Gran Writer
    Production team
    Nick Wood Director
    Jo Willett Producer
    Jon Rolph Executive Producer
    Steve Sheen Executive Producer
    Richard Halladey Editor
    Heather Gibson Production Designer
    Irving Berlin Composer
    David Arch Composer


    Birds of a Feather - Series 10 trailer

    A trailer for the first new episode in 15 years.

    Featuring: Pauline Quirke (Sharon Theodopolopodous), Linda Robson (Tracey Stubbs), Lesley Joseph (Dorien Green).


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