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 4 is repeated on Drama today at 5:20pm.

Series 2, Episode 6 - Mice

Dalentrace is infested with mice, Tracey blames Sharon for keeping her bedroom in a mess. Sharon's idea of getting a cat doesn't work quite as planned and Dorien's workman isn't quite who she said he was.

Further details

Sharon's living in a pigsty and Tracey blames her when the house becomes overrun with mice, even though she claims that Chigwell don't have mice.

Dorien claims that the workman Tracey spotted sneaking in that morning is just an odd job man.

Tracey convinces Dorien to invite her friends over so she can try and sell some of her Aromantique perfume, Dorien isn't keen on the idea, especially if Sharon insists on sucking the eggs from king prawns in front of them.

Tracey forces Sharon to have a deep clean, but Sharon has other ideas.

When poison doesn't seem to be working Sharon gets a cat to try and solve the mouse problem.

Dorien hears screams and comes running in, her understanding and lack of disgust at the mice confuse Tracey. Tiddles the cat has urinated all over the house.

When Sharon finally calls pest control, a phone rings in the kitchen, Dorien's odd job man answers. It turns out the infestation originated next door.

Broadcast details

Thursday 11th October 1990
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Pauline Quirke Sharon Theodopolopodous
    Linda Robson Tracey Stubbs
    Lesley Joseph Dorien Green
    Guest cast
    Andrew Dunford Mr Adams
    Writing team
    Gary Lawson Writer
    John Phelps Writer
    Production team
    Nic Phillips Director
    Charlie Hanson Director
    Allan McKeown Executive Producer
    Michael Pilsworth Executive Producer
    Kenneth Sharp (as Ken Sharp) Production Designer
    Laurence Marks Creator
    Maurice Gran Creator

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