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 5 - Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You

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
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.

Broadcast details

Thursday 4th February 2016
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 5th February 2016 10:40pm ITV1
Thursday 23rd August 2018 8:30pm ITV1
Friday 5th June 2020 8:00pm ITV1

Cast & crew

Pauline Quirke Sharon Theodopolopodous
Linda Robson Tracey Stubbs
Lesley Joseph Dorien Green
Charlie Quirke Travis Stubbs
Samuel James Garth Stubbs
Guest cast
Kate Williams Auntie Vera
Naveed Khan Housing Officer
Christopher Ettridge (as Chris Ettridge) Harvey
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
Mel Thompson Production Designer
Irving Berlin Composer
David Arch Composer


A drizzle-drenched barbecue to celebrate news of a film adaptation of Dorien's book is cut short by an unexpected call from a homebound auntie south of the river. The lifts at her council high-rise are proving too much, leaving Sharon and Tracey with three unappetising options: play gofer for south London's most ungrateful pensioner; petition the council to relocate Auntie Vera closer to terra firma; or invite her to taste some of the Chigwell high life. Oh, won't someone think of the house prices?

Mark Gibbings-Jones, The Guardian, 4th February 2016

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