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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The House For The Rising Sons

Birds Of A Feather. Image shows from L to R: Dorien Green (Lesley Joseph), Tracey Stubbs (Linda Robson), Sharon Theodopolopodous (Pauline Quirke), Travis Stubbs (Charlie Quirke)
It's Christmas in Chigwell and the Birds are back. Tracey has got big plans that could upset the festive harmony in the house, Sharon has found a novel way of doing her Christmas shopping and Dorien has got a mystery to solve. What could possibly go wrong?

Broadcast details

Monday 18th December 2017
60 minutes
  • Tuesday 14th November 2017, 18:00 at The Prince Charles Cinema (London) (Screening)


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 20th December 2017 10:45pm ITV1
Wednesday 20th December 2017 11:05pm STV
Tuesday 26th December 2017 10:15pm ITV1

Cast & crew

Pauline Quirke Sharon Theodopolopodous
Linda Robson Tracey Stubbs
Lesley Joseph Dorien Green
Charlie Quirke Travis Stubbs
Samuel James Garth Stubbs
Guest cast
Emily Atack Jodie
Tessa Coates Camilla
Matt Lacey Sgt Benn
Sule Rimi Montgomery Hart
Emily Lloyd-Saini Cara
Vikash Bhai Imam
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
Richard Webb Producer
Sheree Black Line Producer
Mykola Pawluk Editor
David Ferris Production Designer
Irving Berlin Composer
David Arch Composer
Caroline Pitcher Costume Designer
John Daly Director of Photography
Carlene Gearing Make-up Designer
Anne-Marie Kassar 1st Assistant Director


The lovable Birds reboot sees the trio slipping back into their roles to celebrate Christmas in Chigwell. Sharon (Pauline Quirke) is embarking on gift-shopping with a difference and Tracey (Linda Robson) has festive plans that could cause a ruck. And Lesley Joseph - who always steals the show as Dorien - is on a mission to solve a mystery. And, lo, with an Essex-style wink and some bawdy one-liners, a good old-fashioned Christmas special is born.

Hannah Verdier, The Guardian, 18th December 2017

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