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 Thursday 24th December at 8:15pm. Episode Guide
Series 5, Episode 1 is repeated on Drama tomorrow at 7:15am.

Series 7

1. Stand By Your Man

First broadcast: Monday 26th May 1997

After seven years, Darryl and Chris are to be released from prison. Tracey is really happy, Sharon isn't; she doesn't want to see Chris and she thinks she'll have to move out of the house when Darryl returns.


2. Nearest And Dearest

First broadcast: Monday 2nd June 1997

With Chris and Darryl due for release Sharon's patience with Dorien is running out. Dorien offers to take her out for the day leading to Sharon pretending her friend has died to get out of it. A stag night out causes Tracey to worry about Garth turning to crime.

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3. Cheers

First broadcast: Monday 9th June 1997

Darryl and Chris are finally released; whilst Chris is immediately run over, Darryl is left unamused by the changes in Sharon's life. And after a night out with the boys, she's distraught to find a massive wadge of cash in his pocket...

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4. Relative Strangers

First broadcast: Monday 16th June 1997

After discovering his wife's most recent affair, Marcus throws Dorien out and begins divorce proceedings. She's desperate to get hold of the evidence and enlists Sharon and Tracey's help - at least that way she might get a decent settlement. But there are far more surprises in store...

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5. Porridge

First broadcast: Monday 23rd June 1997

Whilst Dorien is trying to gather further evidence against Marcus for their divorce proceedings, Tracey's attempts to get Darryl back into work and a position of responsibility backfire spectacularly.

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6. Rising Damp

First broadcast: Monday 30th June 1997

Following Chris and Darryl's reincarceration, Tracey wastes no time in going out to look for a new man. But with roles more than a little reversed, Sharon's eagerly fighting Chris's corner. Elsewhere, Dorien's got Marcus right where she wants him.

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7. Three Up, Two Down

First broadcast: Monday 7th July 1997

With Darryl back inside, the business dead, and money equally unforthcoming, Sharon and Tracey are forced to consider selling Dalentrace and moving somewhere cheaper. Garth considers moving in with his girlfriend.


8. Are You Being Served?

First broadcast: Monday 14th July 1997

Sharon's feeling broody, and on the look out for a man to make her pregnant. Meanwhile, Dorien's incensed that her holiday romance wasn't as it appeared: but she's determined to make it work for her.


9. Never The Twain

First broadcast: Monday 21st July 1997

With Tracey refusing to visit him, Darryl's sinking into depression and contemplating suicide. Meanwhile, Dorien's tabloid gossip doesn't quite go to plan, Sharon's search for a man has hit the buffers, and Garth is moving - to France!


10. Three's Company

First broadcast: Monday 28th July 1997

With Sharon still desperate to become pregnant, Tracey's announcement that she has a bun in the oven comes as quite a blow: back in Chigwell, Dorien's been given her marching orders and Geraldine knows everything.


Christmas Special: Reservoir Birds

First broadcast: Saturday 27th December 1997

Sharon and Tracey take jobs in a casino and when the chance of some easy money comes along, they're happy to take it. But they soon discover that free gifts come with strings attached.


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