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

Birds Of A Feather (1989)

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV1 / BBC One
  • 1989 - 2020
  • 128 episodes (12 series)

Sitcom about mismatched sisters Tracey and Sharon, and their glamorous friend, Dorien. Stars Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph, Charlie Quirke, Samuel James and more.

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Series 12, Episode 4 - Going, Going, Gone

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
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?

Broadcast details

Thursday 28th January 2016
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 29th January 2016 10:40pm ITV1
Thursday 16th August 2018 8:30pm ITV1
Friday 29th May 2020 8:00pm ITV1

Cast & crew

Pauline Quirke Sharon Theodopolopodous
Linda Robson Tracey Stubbs
Lesley Joseph Dorien Green
Charlie Quirke Travis Stubbs
Guest cast
Sarah Flind Carla
Andy Pandini Laszlo
John Pickard Couple Next Door (Voice)
Fiona Skinner Couple Next Door (Voice)
Writing team
Gary Lawson Writer
John Phelps Writer
Maurice Gran Writer (Additional Material)
Laurence Marks 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


Radio Times review

"Bring in a regular wage or find someone else to ponce off!" is Tracey's ultimatum to Sharon shortly before chucking her sister and Dorien out on the street with a bin bag of clothes and no money. It means the pair must doss down for the night in less than salubrious surroundings, while we must face a barrage of jokes about evil-smelling toilets, crack dens and prostitutes.

Linda Robson spends most of the episode looking like a bulldog chewing a wasp although there is one scene between her and Pauline Quirke, who's holed up in a bookies, that gives you hope that this sitcom could return to its former glory.

Jane Rackham, Radio Times, 19th January 2016

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