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 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flat and bumps into Lisa, who reveals that the Aromantique perfume they were selling hadn't been tested and had to be withdrawn due to customer complaints.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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 17th July 2013 3:20pm Drama
Wednesday 17th July 2013 8:20pm Drama
Friday 19th July 2013 1:20am Drama
Friday 26th July 2013 10:00am Drama
Saturday 3rd August 2013 8:00am Drama
Wednesday 25th September 2013 1:15am Drama
Wednesday 25th September 2013 2:30pm Drama
Wednesday 25th September 2013 8:20pm Drama
Saturday 2nd November 2013 4:20pm Drama
Sunday 3rd November 2013 12:40am Drama
Sunday 3rd November 2013 12:10pm Drama
Monday 4th November 2013 3:10am Drama
Sunday 15th December 2013 11:30pm Drama
Monday 16th December 2013 4:25am Drama
Monday 16th December 2013 1:50pm Drama
Monday 16th December 2013 7:00pm Drama
Tuesday 17th December 2013 12:45am Drama
Thursday 17th April 2014 2:00pm Drama
Friday 29th August 2014 1:00pm Drama
Monday 19th January 2015 2:20pm Drama
Monday 19th January 2015 11:20pm Drama
Friday 29th January 2016 1:40pm Drama
Friday 29th January 2016 11:20pm Drama
Monday 29th February 2016 6:00pm Drama
Monday 29th February 2016 11:15pm Drama
Monday 6th June 2016 2:20pm Drama
Friday 14th October 2016 2:20pm Drama
Saturday 15th October 2016 3:20am Drama
Tuesday 21st February 2017 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 6th July 2017 2:20pm Drama
Friday 7th July 2017 1:10am Drama
Wednesday 15th November 2017 2:20pm Drama
Wednesday 15th November 2017 11:20pm Drama
Saturday 2nd December 2017 10:20am Drama
Wednesday 4th April 2018 11:20pm Drama
Wednesday 23rd January 2019 5:20pm Drama
Thursday 24th January 2019 3:10am Drama
Friday 7th June 2019 5:20pm Drama
Tuesday 19th May 2020 5:20pm Drama
Wednesday 11th November 2020 7:45am Drama
Monday 19th April 2021 7:45am Drama
Monday 28th June 2021 5:20pm Drama
Saturday 16th October 2021 9:00am Drama
Wednesday 1st June 2022 5:20pm Drama
Friday 7th April 2023 7:45am Drama
Monday 10th April 2023 7:00am Drama

Cast & crew

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
Phil Moss Editor
Kenneth Sharp (as Ken Sharp) Production Designer
John Hubbard Casting Director
Susie Parriss Casting Director
Alison Munro Costume Designer
David Snell Composer
John Watt Lighting Designer
David MacDonald 1st Assistant Director
Steve Hellaby Dubbing Editor

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