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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There's A Girl In My Souk

Birds Of A Feather. Image shows from L to R: Tracey Stubbs (Linda Robson), Vince (Martin Kemp), Dorien Green (Lesley Joseph), Sharon Theodopolopodous (Pauline Quirke)
When Travis goes missing in Morocco, Sharon, Tracey and Dorien move heaven and earth to track him down and bring him home for the holidays. On their three-woman mission, the Chigwell pals journey by aeroplane, ferry, car and camel, meeting old friends and making new enemies along the way.

Broadcast details

Saturday 24th December 2016
60 minutes
  • Thursday 17th November 2016, 18:30 at The Prince Charles Cinema (London) (Screening)


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 14th December 2017 10:40pm ITV1

Cast & crew

Pauline Quirke Sharon Theodopolopodous
Linda Robson Tracey Stubbs
Charlie Quirke Travis Stubbs
Samuel James Garth Stubbs
Matthew Savage Garth Stubbs
Guest cast
Kate Williams Auntie Vera
Georgia Maguire Angelina
Laila Alj Receptionist
Robert Portal Rupert Julian-Jones
Saif Braik Stall Holder
Omar Ibrahim Samir
Michael Mears Mr Arboretum
Daniel-John Williams Henchman
James Daffern One-Eyed Marc
Writing team
Laurence Marks Writer
Maurice Gran Writer
Gary Lawson Writer
John Phelps Writer
Production team
Martin Dennis Director
Jon Rolph Executive Producer
Steve Sheen Executive Producer
Matthew Mulot Producer
Mark Henson Editor
Heather Gibson Production Designer
Beth Charkham Casting Director
Irving Berlin Composer
David Arch Composer
Caroline Pitcher Costume Designer
John Daly Director of Photography
Carlene Gearing Make-up Designer
Kas Braganza 1st Assistant Director


There was a time when festive escapades for Sharon and Tracey were a Christmassy custom for the nation. ITV attempts to restore that particular tradition, as the Birds flit south from chilly Chigwell to Morocco, on the hunt for Tracey's unfortunate offspring Travis, who has gone awol on his gap year. With Dorien distracted by the Tangier talent and Sharon wary of a suntan spoiling her personal injury scam, it's up to Tracey to tackle the investigation alone.

Mark Gibbings-Jones, The Guardian, 24th December 2016

Birds of a Feather stars get the hump while filming

Star Lesley Joseph revealed the hour-long show is set in Morocco but ­problems sourcing camels meant filming had to switch to Bedfordshire.

Mark Jefferies, The Mirror, 19th December 2016

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