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. 128 episodes (12 series), 1989 - 2020. Stars Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph, Charlie Quirke and others.

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Series 2, Episode 9 - Trust

Tracey is seeing a psychotherapist, Gerald, Darryl thinks she has another man, does she come clean? Sharon isn't helping Tracey give up smoking by smoking around the house. Dorien and Sharon's advice goes unheeded.

Further details

Tracey has given up smoking and Sharon isn't helping by smoking around her and telling her she has been eating more since she quit.

Sharon tells Tracey she is bonkers for seeing Gerald, a psychotherapist who has blamed her problems on Darryl for being locked away. She has also being having vivid and explicit dreams.

Tracey confronts Darryl about why he turned to crime, he explains that he wanted a better life and didn't want a dead end job. She doesn't tell him about visiting Gerald.

Dorien reveals to Sharon that Gerald is good looking and not old as Tracey had claimed, leading them to think she has a thing for him.

In prison Chris puts the idea into Darryl's head that Tracey has another man.

Gerald questions why Tracey won't tell Darryl about seeing him, he also offers Tracey a hug, which leads to Tracey developing an unhealthy fixation.

Darryl doesn't like it when Tracey reveals the truth about seeing Gerald, though eventually calms down, soon after Gerald ends Tracey's treatment and recommends another therapist after realising Tracey's feelings.

Broadcast details

Thursday 1st November 1990
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Pauline Quirke Sharon Theodopolopodous
Linda Robson Tracey Stubbs
Lesley Joseph Dorien Green
Peter Polycarpou Chris Theodopolopodous
Alun Lewis Darryl Stubbs
Guest cast
Jeremy Nicholas Gerald
Writing team
Gary Lawson Writer
John Phelps Writer
Production team
Nic Phillips Director
Nic Phillips Producer
Allan McKeown Executive Producer
Michael Pilsworth Executive Producer
Laurence Marks Creator
Maurice Gran Creator

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