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.

Series 2, Episode 10 - Thirty Something

Sharon reminds Tracey that she used to be a hooligan when she complains about the neighbour's kids throwing a party. Sharon is depressed about her 30th birthday and her lack of fulfillment. Lisa makes her a tempting offer, but is all as it seems?

Further details

The neighbours are away and the kids are throwing a party. Sharon reminds Tracey that they weren't exactly angels when they were younger.

Sharon is panicking about being thirty, Tracey tells her that being thirty is easy, when you get to forty and you want to go back ten years. They spend time reminiscing about the past.

Tracey suggests to Dorien that they have a surprise party for Sharon, Dorien rejects the idea and tells Tracey about her own surprise 30th birthday party.

Sharon pays a visit to her flat and bumps into Lisa, who reveals that the Aromantique perfume they were selling hadn't been tested and had to be withdrawn due to customer complaints. She also asks Sharon if she is interested in buying her council flat as the council are thinking of selling up and her boyfriend, Les Benson is wanting to buy it.

Dorien says buying her flat might be a good idea, she drives Sharon to the flat to have a look. When there Sharon tells Dorien that she hasn't done anything with her life and she expected more by the time she was thirty.

It turns out Lisa's boyfriend Les was only trying to burgle the flats and is back in prison.

Sharon comes home to a cake and reveals that Lisa and Les had booked a holiday and now that Les is back in prison she's going instead.

Broadcast details

Thursday 8th November 1990
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Pauline Quirke Sharon Theodopolopodous
Linda Robson Tracey Stubbs
Lesley Joseph Dorien Green
Peter Polycarpou Chris Theodopolopodous
Alun Lewis Darryl Stubbs
Guest cast
Christine Ellerbeck Lisa
Writing team
Gary Lawson Writer
John Phelps Writer
Production team
Nic Phillips Director
Nic Phillips Producer
Allan McKeown Executive Producer
Michael Pilsworth Executive Producer
Laurence Marks Creator
Maurice Gran Creator

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