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.

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.

Series 12, Episode 1 - Knocking On Heaven's Door

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.

Further details

Darryl, Tracey's ex-husband and father to Travis and Garth, has died whilst doing what he loved - burglary.

Darryl's passing brings the ladies together with some undesirable local characters, including Sharon's would-be suitor, Lenny, for a big Essex funeral.

Meanwhile gangster Vince catches Dorien's eye.

Broadcast details

Thursday 7th January 2016
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Pauline Quirke Sharon Theodopolopodous
    Linda Robson Tracey Stubbs
    Lesley Joseph Dorien Green
    Charlie Quirke Travis Stubbs
    Samuel James Garth Stubbs
    Guest cast
    Jamie Foreman Lenny
    Mark Powley D.S. Barry Farmer
    Martin Kemp Vince
    Seun Shote Vicar
    Writing team
    Laurence Marks Writer
    Maurice Gran Writer
    Gary Lawson Writer (Additional Material)
    John Phelps Writer (Additional Material)
    Production team
    Martin Dennis Director
    Humphrey Barclay Producer
    Jon Rolph Executive Producer
    Steve Sheen Executive Producer
    Jon Blow Editor
    Heather Gibson Production Designer
    Irving Berlin Composer
    David Arch Composer
    Ian Masterson Composer

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