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.

Episode menu

Series 2, Episode 1 - Getting A Grip

Overdue bills lead to the electricity being cut off. Garth has been fighting in school and the central heating is leaking. Roll on two useless plumbers, a pair of female plumbers who botch it up and one who couldn't give a firm time arriving just as the house begins to flood.

Further details

A letter from Garth both worries Tracey and cheers her up, He's been fighting at school, but he is coming home for the holidays. The bills however don't cheer Tracey up, the electricity is overdue and is duly cut off.

Dorien demands that Tracey fixes the overflowing guttering as it is keeping husband Marcus awake at night.

The girls call several plumbers, Grief Stricken, Can't Give A Firm Time, Not Up To It and finally two female plumbers, who finally fix the heating.

After Sharon overhears them assuming that Sharon and Tracey are lesbians, Tracey starts to set them straight and confesses that their husbands are in prison.

Soon after the job is finished the plumbing starts to leak all over the house, just in the nick of time Can't Give A Firm Time turns up to save the day.

Garth sends another letter, he isn't coming home.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 6th September 1990
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

  1. Friday 26th April 2024 at 5:20pm on Drama

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 11th July 2013 3:20pm Drama
Thursday 11th July 2013 8:20pm Drama
Tuesday 16th July 2013 10:00am Drama
Thursday 19th September 2013 2:30pm Drama
Thursday 19th September 2013 8:20pm Drama
Saturday 12th October 2013 6:20pm Drama
Sunday 13th October 2013 12:55am Drama
Sunday 13th October 2013 1:20pm Drama
Wednesday 4th December 2013 1:15am Drama
Wednesday 4th December 2013 1:50pm Drama
Wednesday 4th December 2013 7:00pm Drama
Monday 7th April 2014 2:00pm Drama
Monday 7th April 2014 11:00pm Drama
Tuesday 8th April 2014 1:20am Drama
Thursday 21st August 2014 2:20pm Drama
Wednesday 7th January 2015 1:00pm Drama
Wednesday 7th January 2015 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 8th January 2015 3:25am Drama
Thursday 21st May 2015 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 21st May 2015 11:20pm Drama
Sunday 20th September 2015 10:00pm ITV3
Wednesday 30th September 2015 2:20pm Drama
Wednesday 30th September 2015 11:00pm Drama
Monday 25th January 2016 1:40pm Drama
Monday 25th January 2016 11:20pm Drama
Wednesday 17th February 2016 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 17th February 2016 11:10pm Drama
Tuesday 24th May 2016 2:20pm Drama
Monday 29th August 2016 3:15am Drama
Tuesday 4th October 2016 2:20pm Drama
Wednesday 5th October 2016 3:25am Drama
Thursday 9th February 2017 2:20pm Drama
Monday 26th June 2017 2:20pm Drama
Tuesday 27th June 2017 1:15am Drama
Friday 3rd November 2017 2:20pm Drama
Friday 3rd November 2017 11:10pm Drama
Saturday 18th November 2017 9:00am Drama
Thursday 22nd March 2018 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 22nd March 2018 11:00pm Drama
Friday 11th January 2019 5:20pm Drama
Tuesday 28th May 2019 5:20pm Drama
Wednesday 6th May 2020 5:20pm Drama
Thursday 5th November 2020 7:50am Drama
Saturday 7th November 2020 7:00am Drama
Tuesday 13th April 2021 7:50am Drama
Wednesday 14th April 2021 3:20am Drama
Wednesday 16th June 2021 5:20pm Drama
Saturday 9th October 2021 7:45am Drama
Friday 20th May 2022 7:00am Drama
Friday 20th May 2022 5:20pm Drama
Wednesday 29th March 2023 7:20am Drama
Saturday 22nd April 2023 7:55am Drama

Cast & crew

Cast
Pauline Quirke Sharon Theodopolopodous
Linda Robson Tracey Stubbs
Lesley Joseph Dorien Green
Guest cast
Gordon Winter "Grief Stricken"
Sam James 'Not Up To It'
Eve Bland Alison
Jane Hollowood Gloria
Nick Kemp 'Firm Time'
Writing team
Peter Tilbury Writer
Production team
Nic Phillips Director
Nic Phillips Producer
Allan McKeown Executive Producer
Michael Pilsworth Executive Producer
Phil Moss Editor
Kenneth Sharp (as Ken Sharp) Production Designer
John Hubbard Casting Director
Susie Parriss Casting Director
Alison Munro Costume Designer
Bill Lee Lighting Designer
David Snell Composer
David MacDonald 1st Assistant Director
Steve Hellaby Dubbing Editor

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