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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We Gotta Get Out Of This Place

Birds Of A Feather. Image shows from L to R: Jordan (Ami Metcalf), Tracey Stubbs (Linda Robson), Dorien Green (Lesley Joseph), Graeme (Les Dennis). Copyright: ITV
At the end of a 2020 no-one could have predicted, we catch up with the inhabitants of our favourite Essex address... and find big changes in all their lives. Tracey and Dorien have been getting right on each others' thruppennies, while Sharon has escaped to the other side of the world and is stuck on a Covid-cruise... Who can fill the Sharon-shaped hole in their lives this Christmas?

Further details

Christmas is just around the corner in Chigwell, and there are big changes in the women's lives. Dorien is now ruling the roost, having bought the house, and she and Tracey have been getting on each other's nerves.

To make matters worse, Sharon won't be home as she's stuck on a cruise ship in Costa Rica, so Tracey's young friend Amy has moved in, and is looking forward to a miserable lockdown Christmas.

Dorien then brings home her new gentleman friend Graeme. Does he know what he's getting himself into?


This episode features "canned" laughter due to covid restrictions; it was first played to a small audience via Zoom for guidance.

Broadcast details

Thursday 24th December 2020
45 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 30th December 2020 11:15pm ITV1

Cast & crew

Linda Robson Tracey Stubbs
Lesley Joseph Dorien Green
Guest cast
Les Dennis Graeme
Curtis Walker Romeo
Ami Metcalf Jordan
Velile Tshabalala Receptionist
Writing team
Laurence Marks Writer
Maurice Gran Writer
Gary Lawson Writer
John Phelps Writer
Production team
Ben Gosling Fuller Director
Jon Rolph Executive Producer
Ali Bryer Carron Producer
Stephen Abrahams Line Producer
Jon Blow Editor
Graham Barker Editor
Dan Isitt Editor
Heather Gibson Production Designer
Irving Berlin Composer
David Arch Composer
John Daly Director of Photography
Aideen Morgan Costume Designer
Carlene Gearing Make-up Designer
Jo Kennedy-Valentine (as Jo Kennedy Valentine) 1st Assistant Director

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