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. 128 episodes (12 series), 1989 - 2020. Stars Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph, Charlie Quirke and others.

Returns for new special in December.
Series 4, Episode 4 is repeated on Drama tomorrow at 7:15am.

Series 12

Birds Of A Feather. Image shows from L to R: Sharon Theodopolopodous (Pauline Quirke), Tracey Stubbs (Linda Robson), Vince (Martin Kemp), Dorien Green (Lesley Joseph). Copyright: Alomo Productions / Retort.

1. Knocking On Heaven's Door

First broadcast: Thursday 7th January 2016

Tracey's ex-husband dies and she has to decide what kind of a send-off to give him. Sharon wants it to be nice for the boys, Dorien has got the perfect outfit, and Chigwell's criminal fraternity want to make it special.

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Birds Of A Feather. Image shows from L to R: Poxy Cohen (Dave Lynn), Dorien Green (Lesley Joseph). Copyright: Alomo Productions / Retort.

2. Too Much Of Nothing

First broadcast: Thursday 14th January 2016

Tracey's house has been burgled during Darryl's funeral. The family decide it's up to them to track down their possessions and set out on a trail involving a snooker club, a pawnbroker and the infamous Theydon Boys drag club.

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Birds Of A Feather. Image shows from L to R: Dorien Green (Lesley Joseph), Travis Stubbs (Charlie Quirke). Copyright: Alomo Productions / Retort.

3. Tombstone Blues

First broadcast: Thursday 21st January 2016

Sharon's disapproval of Tracey dating policeman Barry and apparently overlooking Garth's feelings for his dad lead to a major quarrel between the sisters. Is it one that Dorien, in her new role as Agony Aunt for Get-A-Life Magazine, can solve?

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Birds Of A Feather. Image shows from L to R: Carla (Sarah Flind), Sharon Theodopolopodous (Pauline Quirke), Dorien Green (Lesley Joseph). Copyright: Alomo Productions / Retort.

4. Going, Going, Gone

First broadcast: Thursday 28th January 2016

Tracey's had enough of Dorien entertaining gentlemen callers and Sharon not bringing in a living wage, and throws them both out. Holed up in Sharon's old bedsit, the two of them take a united stand... or do they?

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Birds Of A Feather. Image shows from L to R: Tracey Stubbs (Linda Robson), Sharon Theodopolopodous (Pauline Quirke), Auntie Vera (Kate Williams). Copyright: Alomo Productions / Retort.

5. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You

First broadcast: Thursday 4th February 2016

Auntie Vera's got problems with her hips and her block's defective lifts so tells Sharon and Tracey she's moving in with them. But Tracey's only got one room available: it's Dorien's... and Dorien is dismayed to be told that family comes first.

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Birds Of A Feather. Image shows from L to R: Emma (Lucy Dixon), Travis Stubbs (Charlie Quirke). Copyright: Alomo Productions / Retort.

6. Abandoned Love

First broadcast: Thursday 11th February 2016

A surprise visitor in the form of the attractive Emma turns up at Tracey's house. Sharon's suspicious, Tracey is welcoming, and Dorien is shocked to the core. Travis, on the other hand, is over the moon.

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Birds Of A Feather. Image shows from L to R: Travis Stubbs (Charlie Quirke), Sharon Theodopolopodous (Pauline Quirke). Copyright: Alomo Productions / Retort.

7. Blonde On Blonde

First broadcast: Thursday 18th February 2016

Travis has serious school news that he's scared to break to his mum. Sharon decides she'll pass herself off as Tracey and sort out his problems, but her efforts land the family in a mess that only arch-seducer Dorien can get them out of.

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Birds Of A Feather. Image shows from L to R: Dorien Green (Lesley Joseph), Sharon Theodopolopodous (Pauline Quirke). Copyright: Alomo Productions / Retort.

8. Forever Young

First broadcast: Thursday 25th February 2016

Sharon and Tracey suspect that Dorien is fast approaching "The Big Seven-0", and decide that, whether she likes it or not, the event calls for celebration.

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