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 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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 17th July 2013 2:40pm Drama
Wednesday 17th July 2013 7:40pm Drama
Thursday 18th July 2013 1:20am Drama
Thursday 25th July 2013 10:00am Drama
Saturday 27th July 2013 8:00am Drama
Tuesday 24th September 2013 1:20am Drama
Wednesday 25th September 2013 1:50pm Drama
Wednesday 25th September 2013 7:40pm Drama
Saturday 26th October 2013 6:55pm Drama
Sunday 27th October 2013 2:20pm Drama
Friday 13th December 2013 1:50pm Drama
Friday 13th December 2013 7:00pm Drama
Saturday 14th December 2013 4:20am Drama
Wednesday 16th April 2014 2:00pm Drama
Thursday 17th April 2014 12:05am Drama
Thursday 28th August 2014 2:20pm Drama
Friday 16th January 2015 2:20pm Drama
Friday 16th January 2015 11:20pm Drama
Tuesday 2nd June 2015 2:20pm Drama
Tuesday 2nd June 2015 11:20pm Drama
Friday 9th October 2015 2:20pm Drama
Friday 9th October 2015 11:20pm Drama
Thursday 28th January 2016 2:20pm Drama
Friday 29th January 2016 1:00am Drama
Friday 26th February 2016 6:00pm Drama
Friday 26th February 2016 11:20pm Drama
Friday 3rd June 2016 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 13th October 2016 2:20pm Drama
Friday 14th October 2016 3:30am Drama
Monday 20th February 2017 2:20pm Drama
Wednesday 5th July 2017 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 6th July 2017 1:10am Drama
Tuesday 14th November 2017 2:20pm Drama
Tuesday 14th November 2017 11:20pm Drama
Saturday 2nd December 2017 9:40am Drama
Tuesday 3rd April 2018 11:20pm Drama
Tuesday 22nd January 2019 5:20pm Drama
Wednesday 23rd January 2019 3:15am Drama
Thursday 6th June 2019 5:20pm Drama
Monday 18th May 2020 5:20pm Drama
Wednesday 11th November 2020 7:15am Drama
Monday 19th April 2021 7:10am Drama
Friday 25th June 2021 5:20pm Drama
Saturday 16th October 2021 8:20am Drama
Tuesday 31st May 2022 5:20pm Drama
Friday 7th April 2023 7:10am Drama
Tuesday 11th July 2023 3:20am 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
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
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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