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
  • ITV / 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 8 - You Pays Yer Money

A by-election in Chigwell causes tension about who to vote for between Tracey, Sharon and Dorien. Sharon wants Darryl's vote after Tracey paid his poll tax, but he wants the full £350 for the pleasure, leading Sharon to take drastic action.

Further details

When the voting cards arrive Sharon is disappointed when Tracey reminds her that she didn't register and so can not vote.

Tracey has paid Darryl's poll tax, despite him being in prison. He goes mad when she tells him that she has paid it for him. Sharon wants his vote, but Darryl says if she wants it, she can pay the £350 for it.

Dorien tells Tracey she must vote Green and derides Sharon for being Labour.

Sharon goes canvassing and selling merchandise in the hope of raising the £350.

Dorien's sudden fondness for the Green party becomes apparent, she's only doing it to get a man.

Sharon has picked up a consignment of secuirty bears. Teddy bears that have alarms inside. It impresses the local Conservative candidate when he comes canvassing.

After arguing Sharon goes back to her old flat, to find that Stan has done away with her bed, couch and most of her belongings. She soon goes back to Chigwell.

At the polling station when Sharon hands Darryl's card in and is questioned as to why it says Mr, she tells them that she is halfway through a sex change operation.

As the results come in the three women reveal that they all voted Labour.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 25th October 1990
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 16th July 2013 3:20pm Drama
Tuesday 16th July 2013 8:20pm Drama
Wednesday 17th July 2013 11:40pm Drama
Wednesday 24th July 2013 10:00am Drama
Tuesday 24th September 2013 12:40am Drama
Tuesday 24th September 2013 2:30pm Drama
Tuesday 24th September 2013 8:20pm Drama
Saturday 26th October 2013 2:25pm Drama
Saturday 26th October 2013 6:15pm Drama
Sunday 27th October 2013 10:20am Drama
Sunday 27th October 2013 1:40pm Drama
Thursday 12th December 2013 1:50pm Drama
Thursday 12th December 2013 7:00pm Drama
Friday 13th December 2013 1:25am Drama
Friday 13th December 2013 4:10am Drama
Monday 14th April 2014 11:40pm Drama
Tuesday 15th April 2014 2:00pm Drama
Thursday 28th August 2014 1:00pm Drama
Thursday 15th January 2015 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 15th January 2015 11:20pm Drama
Monday 1st June 2015 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 8th October 2015 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 8th October 2015 11:20pm Drama
Thursday 28th January 2016 1:40pm Drama
Thursday 28th January 2016 11:20pm Drama
Thursday 25th February 2016 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 25th February 2016 11:20pm Drama
Thursday 2nd June 2016 2:20pm Drama
Wednesday 12th October 2016 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 13th October 2016 3:30am Drama
Friday 17th February 2017 2:20pm Drama
Tuesday 4th July 2017 2:20pm Drama
Wednesday 5th July 2017 1:10am Drama
Monday 13th November 2017 2:20pm Drama
Monday 13th November 2017 11:20pm Drama
Saturday 2nd December 2017 9:00am Drama
Monday 2nd April 2018 11:20pm Drama
Tuesday 3rd April 2018 3:15am Drama
Monday 21st January 2019 5:20pm Drama
Tuesday 22nd January 2019 3:10am Drama
Wednesday 5th June 2019 5:20pm Drama
Friday 15th May 2020 5:20pm Drama
Tuesday 10th November 2020 7:45am Drama
Friday 16th April 2021 7:45am Drama
Thursday 24th June 2021 5:20pm Drama
Saturday 16th October 2021 7:40am Drama

Cast & crew

Cast
Pauline Quirke Sharon Theodopolopodous
Linda Robson Tracey Stubbs
Lesley Joseph Dorien Green
Alun Lewis Darryl Stubbs
Guest cast
Jodie Scott Girl
Paul Geoffrey Labour Candidate
Anna Keaveney Green Candidate
Robert Llewellyn Tory Candidate
Mark Straker Official
Alec Sabin TV Reporter
Writing team
George Costigan Writer
Julia North Writer
Production team
Charlie Hanson Director
Nic Phillips Producer
Allan McKeown Executive Producer
Michael Pilsworth Executive Producer
Kenneth Sharp (as Ken Sharp) Production Designer
David Snell Composer
Laurence Marks Creator
Maurice Gran Creator

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