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 5 - Keep Off The Grass

The sisters face a moral dilemma. They have seen someone they know involved in a crime, but can they grass him up? Tracey says yes, Sharon says no, but they both change their minds after speaking to Darryl and Chris. Dorien thinks there is only one option.

Further details

During a a visit to the pub, Sharon and Tracey spot a familiar face, Vinny Hutchins, fresh out of prison.

Dorien s worried that toyboy Luke will have to move north as his kitchen showroom is being threatened with closure if sales don't improve. Dorien asks Tracey to buy a kitchen.

After leaving the pub Sharon and Tracey spot Vinny pulling up in a and racing to another, they then find out that he has been on a job. Sharon says that they can't grass on him but Tracey thinks he should pay his debt to society like Darryl.

During a visit, Chris tells Sharon that Vinny knocks his wife about, Darryl tells Tracey that no one should grass. At home they have bot changed their minds and argue about whether to call the police and claim the £10,000 reward money.

While watching a local crime bulletin, Dorien recognises the man in the CCTV footage as the same one from the pub. She questions the girls about him, they admit they haven't called the police yet.

Just as the girls decide to call the police anonymously and waive the £10,000, Dorien takes matters into her own hands and claims the reward money.

Dorien uses the money to buy a kitchen from Luke.

Broadcast details

Thursday 4th October 1990
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 15th July 2013 12:40pm Drama
Monday 15th July 2013 7:40pm Drama
Friday 19th July 2013 10:00am Drama
Tuesday 23rd July 2013 11:20pm Drama
Saturday 21st September 2013 1:00am Drama
Monday 23rd September 2013 1:50pm Drama
Monday 23rd September 2013 7:40pm Drama
Saturday 19th October 2013 1:50pm Drama
Saturday 19th October 2013 6:20pm Drama
Sunday 20th October 2013 2:00am Drama
Sunday 20th October 2013 4:20am Drama
Sunday 20th October 2013 1:40pm Drama
Sunday 8th December 2013 11:40pm Drama
Monday 9th December 2013 1:50pm Drama
Monday 9th December 2013 7:00pm Drama
Thursday 10th April 2014 2:00am Drama
Thursday 10th April 2014 2:00pm Drama
Friday 11th April 2014 12:20am Drama
Tuesday 26th August 2014 2:20pm Drama
Monday 12th January 2015 2:20pm Drama
Monday 12th January 2015 11:20pm Drama
Wednesday 27th May 2015 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 28th May 2015 12:30am Drama
Monday 5th October 2015 2:20pm Drama
Monday 5th October 2015 11:20pm Drama
Tuesday 26th January 2016 2:20pm Drama
Wednesday 27th January 2016 1:00am Drama
Monday 22nd February 2016 6:00pm Drama
Friday 27th May 2016 2:20pm Drama
Friday 7th October 2016 2:20pm Drama
Saturday 8th October 2016 3:30am Drama
Tuesday 14th February 2017 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 29th June 2017 2:20pm Drama
Friday 30th June 2017 1:10am Drama
Wednesday 8th November 2017 2:20pm Drama
Wednesday 8th November 2017 11:20pm Drama
Saturday 25th November 2017 9:00am Drama
Tuesday 27th March 2018 2:20pm Drama
Tuesday 27th March 2018 11:20pm Drama
Wednesday 16th January 2019 5:20pm Drama
Friday 31st May 2019 5:20pm Drama
Tuesday 12th May 2020 5:20pm Drama
Monday 9th November 2020 7:15am Drama
Thursday 15th April 2021 7:10am Drama
Friday 16th April 2021 3:20am Drama
Monday 21st June 2021 5:20pm Drama
Saturday 9th October 2021 9:40am Drama
Wednesday 25th May 2022 5:20pm Drama
Monday 3rd April 2023 7:30am Drama
Saturday 29th April 2023 7:30am 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
Michael Cassidy Vinny Hutchins
Shaw Taylor Self
Writing team
Sue Teddern 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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