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
  • ITV / 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.

Episode menu

Series 7, Episode 2 - Nearest And Dearest

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.

Further details

Sharon gives Dorien what for when she asks for yet another cover story to tell Marcus, leading Dorien to offer Sharon one last luxury day before going back to her old life when the boys get released. Something Sharon is dreading.

Not actually wanting Dorien's gift of a trip to a health spa and a night at the opera in Covent Garden, Sharon stupidly pretends an old friend has died and tells Dorien that she must attend the funeral, picking one at random from the obituary section of the local paper only for them to gatecrash a gay funeral for someone of the opposite gender much to Dorien's bemusement.

Tracey is worrying that Garth will go the same way as his father after he gets arrested following a stag night out on which a sheep was abused, giving him a lecture she tells him that he can't grass on a mate, once Dorien has offered up her camera to take a photo of Garthy's first arrest.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 2nd June 1997
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 12th December 2011 3:35am CC Extra
Friday 27th January 2012 3:15am CC Extra
Friday 17th February 2012 3:00am CC Extra
Thursday 29th August 2013 3:30pm Drama
Thursday 29th August 2013 8:20pm Drama
Thursday 29th August 2013 11:20pm Drama
Monday 11th November 2013 1:10pm Drama
Monday 11th November 2013 6:20pm Drama
Monday 11th November 2013 11:00pm Drama
Wednesday 5th March 2014 2:40pm Drama
Wednesday 5th March 2014 7:00pm Drama
Thursday 6th March 2014 12:20am Drama
Thursday 6th March 2014 4:00am Drama
Thursday 6th March 2014 2:00pm Drama
Tuesday 15th July 2014 2:00pm Drama
Wednesday 16th July 2014 2:50am Drama
Saturday 19th July 2014 5:40pm Drama
Sunday 20th July 2014 4:40pm Drama
Monday 25th August 2014 12:40am Drama
Sunday 16th November 2014 1:20am Drama
Tuesday 18th November 2014 2:20pm Drama
Tuesday 18th November 2014 11:10pm Drama
Monday 13th April 2015 2:20pm Drama
Tuesday 14th April 2015 12:15am Drama
Saturday 22nd August 2015 12:00pm Drama
Monday 24th August 2015 2:20pm Drama
Monday 24th August 2015 10:15pm Drama
Tuesday 15th September 2015 9:20pm Drama
Wednesday 16th September 2015 2:50am Drama
Tuesday 5th January 2016 2:20pm Drama
Wednesday 6th January 2016 1:00am Drama
Thursday 14th April 2016 2:20pm Drama
Tuesday 24th May 2016 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 25th May 2016 12:10am Drama
Thursday 25th August 2016 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 25th August 2016 11:40pm Drama
Tuesday 3rd January 2017 2:20pm Drama
Tuesday 3rd January 2017 11:20pm Drama
Wednesday 17th May 2017 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 18th May 2017 1:20am Drama
Wednesday 27th September 2017 2:20pm Drama
Wednesday 27th September 2017 11:20pm Drama
Tuesday 13th February 2018 2:20pm Drama
Tuesday 13th February 2018 11:20pm Drama
Monday 15th April 2019 5:20pm Drama
Tuesday 16th April 2019 3:00am Drama
Thursday 29th August 2019 5:20pm Drama
Wednesday 12th August 2020 5:20pm Drama
Thursday 13th August 2020 3:25am Drama
Tuesday 22nd December 2020 7:50am Drama
Friday 28th May 2021 7:45am Drama
Friday 17th September 2021 5:15pm Drama

Cast & crew

Cast
Pauline Quirke Sharon Theodopolopodous
Linda Robson Tracey Stubbs
Lesley Joseph Dorien Green
Matthew Savage Garth Stubbs
Guest cast
Walter Van Dyk Man at Funeral
Writing team
Micheál Jacob Script Editor
Damon Rochefort Writer
Production team
Baz Taylor Director
Tony Charles Producer
Claire Hinson Executive Producer
Laurence Marks Supervising Producer
Maurice Gran Supervising Producer
Phil Moss Editor
David Ferris Production Designer

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