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 4 - Muesli

Darryl is down after watching a fellow inmate being released. His friend tries to cheer him up. Tracey wants to have more in common with him so gets Dorien to lock her and Sharon in the box room for the weekend, only she ends up with a crisis and forgets about them.

Further details

Darryl is depressed as another inmate says his goodbye's as Tracey is visiting. He is also down that Tracey has come in with lots of news and he has nothing interesting to say.

Marcus has took Dorien's house keys by mistake and she can't get in, so Tracey agrees that she can stay.

Tracey decides that she wants to share Darryl's experience and understand what prison is like. She decides to turn a bedroom into a cell, complete with bunk beds. Sharon thinks it's a stupid idea, Dorien however, thinks it's a very good idea and agrees to be their warden. Sharon sneaks to the fridge and Dorien comes down hard, locking them in.

Meanwhile in prison Darryl's cellmate Gary is trying to cheer him up by showing him that a normal day inside can be like a normal day outside.

Dorien returns home to find the door has been forced and the house empty. She forgets that Sharon and Tracey are still locked in the bedroom.

The police arrive at Dorien's just as Sharon and Tracey climb through the skylight onto the roof, they throw tiles down to attract attention, one goes through the windscreen of the police car.

When they are arrested they get to spend the night in a real cell.

Broadcast details

Thursday 27th September 1990
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 12th July 2013 3:20pm Drama
Friday 12th July 2013 8:20pm Drama
Thursday 18th July 2013 10:00am Drama
Friday 20th September 2013 2:30pm Drama
Friday 20th September 2013 8:20pm Drama
Saturday 19th October 2013 5:40pm Drama
Sunday 20th October 2013 12:45am Drama
Sunday 20th October 2013 3:45am Drama
Sunday 20th October 2013 1:00pm Drama
Friday 6th December 2013 1:50pm Drama
Friday 6th December 2013 7:00pm Drama
Saturday 7th December 2013 4:30am Drama
Wednesday 9th April 2014 2:00pm Drama
Thursday 10th April 2014 12:05am Drama
Tuesday 26th August 2014 1:00pm Drama
Friday 9th January 2015 2:20pm Drama
Friday 9th January 2015 6:00pm Drama
Friday 9th January 2015 11:20pm Drama
Sunday 24th May 2015 7:00am Drama
Tuesday 26th May 2015 2:20pm Drama
Tuesday 26th May 2015 11:20pm Drama
Friday 2nd October 2015 2:20pm Drama
Friday 2nd October 2015 11:00pm Drama
Tuesday 26th January 2016 1:40pm Drama
Tuesday 26th January 2016 11:20pm Drama
Friday 19th February 2016 6:00pm Drama
Friday 19th February 2016 11:20pm Drama
Thursday 26th May 2016 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 6th October 2016 2:20pm Drama
Friday 7th October 2016 3:30am Drama
Sunday 30th October 2016 7:00am Drama
Monday 13th February 2017 2:20pm Drama
Wednesday 28th June 2017 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 29th June 2017 1:15am Drama
Tuesday 7th November 2017 2:20pm Drama
Tuesday 7th November 2017 11:20pm Drama
Saturday 18th November 2017 10:20am Drama
Monday 26th March 2018 2:20pm Drama
Monday 26th March 2018 11:20pm Drama
Tuesday 15th January 2019 5:20pm Drama
Thursday 30th May 2019 5:20pm Drama
Monday 11th May 2020 5:20pm Drama
Friday 6th November 2020 7:50am Drama
Wednesday 14th April 2021 7:50am Drama
Friday 18th June 2021 5:20pm Drama
Saturday 9th October 2021 9:00am Drama
Tuesday 24th May 2022 5:20pm Drama
Friday 31st March 2023 7:20am Drama
Saturday 22nd April 2023 9:10am Drama

Cast & crew

Pauline Quirke Sharon Theodopolopodous
Linda Robson Tracey Stubbs
Lesley Joseph Dorien Green
Alun Lewis Darryl Stubbs
Guest cast
Stanford Calaman Prison Officer
Roger Griffiths Gary
John Forgeham CID Officer
Frank Harper Billy
Writing team
Steve Coombes Writer
Dave Robinson Writer
Production team
Charlie Hanson Director
Nic Phillips Series 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
Keith Reed Lighting Designer
David Snell Composer
David MacDonald 1st Assistant Director
Steve Hellaby Dubbing Editor

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