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.

Returns for new special in December.
Series 4, Episode 2 is repeated on Drama tomorrow at 7:15am.

Series 4

1. Breadwinner

First broadcast: Sunday 6th September 1992

Sharon's cafe is doing well, but Tracey finds her success hard to take.


2. Food For Thought

First broadcast: Sunday 13th September 1992

Tracey is looking forward to being a mum again now that Garth is home from school. But Garth has his own ideas and Sharon gets caught in the middle.


3. Commitments

First broadcast: Sunday 20th September 1992

Who is the rightful owner of Sharon's cafe? Should business, like marriage be 50/50? Commitment seems to be the key word.


4. Wipe That Smile Off Your Tape

First broadcast: Sunday 27th September 1992

In an attempt to boost her success with men, Sharon joins a video dating agency.


5. Caring

First broadcast: Sunday 4th October 1992

Sharon and Tracey arrange to take care of their Aunt Sylvie after a fall leaves her hospitalised.


6. Nine And A Half Days

First broadcast: Sunday 11th October 1992

Sharon gets more involved than she expected in the prisoners' wives support group.


7. Belongings

First broadcast: Sunday 18th October 1992

Sharon's decision to give the cafe a new profile and cut the Greek connection doesn't have the desired effect.


8. Hungry For Love

First broadcast: Sunday 25th October 1992

Tracey decides she needs to lose weight after visiting Darryl, while Dorien struggles to attract the attentions of her new personal trainer.


9. Time And Tides

First broadcast: Sunday 1st November 1992

Sharon and Tracey help out Dorien because women "of a certain age" need careful handling.


10. Sisters Are Doing It...

First broadcast: Sunday 8th November 1992

There's trouble for Tracey when her new as a secretary exposes her to sexual harassment from her boss.

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11. The Front

First broadcast: Sunday 15th November 1992

Publish and be damned? Dorien gets worried when her life story looks as if it might get into print. Sharon and Tracey are bullied into being the "front" for their naughty neighbour's confessions.


12. Okey-Cokey-Karaoke

First broadcast: Sunday 22nd November 1992

As it remains their only change of going on holiday, Sharon and Tracey participate in a karaoke competition.


13. Loyalty

First broadcast: Sunday 29th November 1992

Sharon thinks sisterly bonds should overcome everything - especially husbands. Tracey doesn't agree.


Christmas Special: The Chigwell Connection

First broadcast: Friday 25th December 1992

Tracey and Sharon start a "Free the Chigwell Two" campaign when they discover that the detective who arrested Darryl and Chris may be bent.


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