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. 127 episodes (12 series), 1989 - 2017. Stars Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph, Charlie Quirke and others.

Series 8, Episode 6 is repeated on Drama today at 5:20pm.

Series 2, Episode 14 - Jobs For The Girls

Sharon has gone into the pet sitting business, but she has competition from a teenage boy. Meanwhile Tracey has decided to get back behind the typewriter and Dorien gives her her first commission, with mixed results.

Further details

Sharon has started pet sitting for the fat cats of Chigwell who want their fat cats fed and their fat dogs walking.

Tracey has dug out her ancient typewriter and has decided to get back into typing from home. Sharon isn't convinced that it is a good idea. Tracey's advert in the newsagents leads to dirty phone calls.

Dorien has spotted Tracey's advert and asks her to type up her novel, but she struggles with the typewriter. Dorien suggests using Garth's computer instead and arranges for her friends young son Adrian to teach her how to use it.

As Tracey practices typing up Sharon's newspaper advert, Adrian warns her to stay of his pet sitting patch.

The girls are impressed with Dorien's novel, though it seems overly familiar.

Adrian tries to damage Sharon's reputation by putting up posters of pretend missing animals that Sharon was supposedly minding. Sharon resorts to kidnapping a tortoise that Adrian is minding. They finally Dorien mediates at a meeting to settle their differences.

The girls realise that Dorien's novel is an almost exact copy of The French Lieutenant's Woman. She says she just wanted to impress them. They suggest that she write a book about herself.

Broadcast details

Thursday 6th December 1990
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Pauline Quirke Sharon Theodopolopodous
    Linda Robson Tracey Stubbs
    Lesley Joseph Dorien Green
    Guest cast
    Ryan Freedman Adrian
    Writing team
    Sue Teddern Writer
    Production team
    Nic Phillips Director
    Sue Bysh Director
    Allan McKeown Executive Producer
    Michael Pilsworth Executive Producer
    Phil Moss Editor
    Steve Hellaby Editor
    Kenneth Sharp (as Ken Sharp) Production Designer
    David Snell Composer
    Laurence Marks Creator
    Maurice Gran Creator

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