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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Series 7, Episode 4 - Relative Strangers

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...

Further details

Dorien has been thrown out by Marcus and is living with her mother. Darryl is trying to get romantic with Tracey but this isn't easy as Garth, Sharon and Dorien keep bursting in. Chris is living in his flat and trying to win back Sharon. Marcus says he is going to divorce Dorien, using pictures of her manacled lover as evidence. Dorien decide she needs someone to break into the house and get the pictures back.

Broadcast details

Monday 16th June 1997
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 15th December 2011 3:00am CC Extra
Monday 30th January 2012 3:35am CC Extra
Friday 30th August 2013 3:30pm Drama
Friday 30th August 2013 8:20pm Drama
Saturday 31st August 2013 4:30am Drama
Tuesday 12th November 2013 1:10pm Drama
Tuesday 12th November 2013 6:20pm Drama
Wednesday 13th November 2013 12:15am Drama
Friday 7th March 2014 2:40pm Drama
Friday 7th March 2014 7:00pm Drama
Thursday 17th July 2014 2:00pm Drama
Friday 18th July 2014 2:50am Drama
Saturday 26th July 2014 5:00pm Drama
Sunday 27th July 2014 3:00pm Drama
Tuesday 26th August 2014 12:20am Drama
Tuesday 26th August 2014 3:40am Drama
Thursday 20th November 2014 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 20th November 2014 11:20pm Drama
Wednesday 15th April 2015 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 16th April 2015 12:45am Drama
Saturday 22nd August 2015 1:20pm Drama
Wednesday 26th August 2015 2:20pm Drama
Wednesday 26th August 2015 11:00pm Drama
Tuesday 22nd September 2015 9:20pm Drama
Wednesday 23rd September 2015 2:00am Drama
Wednesday 6th January 2016 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 7th January 2016 1:00am Drama
Monday 18th April 2016 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 26th May 2016 6:00pm Drama
Friday 27th May 2016 12:10am Drama
Tuesday 30th August 2016 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 5th January 2017 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 5th January 2017 11:20pm Drama
Friday 19th May 2017 2:20pm Drama
Saturday 20th May 2017 1:15am Drama
Friday 29th September 2017 2:20pm Drama
Friday 29th September 2017 11:20pm Drama
Thursday 15th February 2018 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 15th February 2018 11:35pm Drama
Wednesday 17th April 2019 5:20pm Drama
Thursday 18th April 2019 3:00am Drama
Monday 2nd September 2019 5:20pm Drama
Friday 14th August 2020 5:20pm Drama
Saturday 15th August 2020 3:25am Drama
Wednesday 23rd December 2020 7:40am Drama
Monday 31st May 2021 7:50am Drama
Tuesday 21st September 2021 5:20pm Drama
Monday 22nd August 2022 5:20pm Drama
Tuesday 23rd August 2022 7:00am Drama

Cast & crew

Pauline Quirke Sharon Theodopolopodous
Linda Robson Tracey Stubbs
Lesley Joseph Dorien Green
David Cardy Chris Theodopolopodous
Matthew Savage Garth Stubbs
Douglas McFerran Darryl Stubbs
Guest cast
John D. Collins (as John D Collins) Chemist
Malcolm McFee Impatient Man
Writing team
Micheál Jacob Script Editor
Geoff Rowley Writer
Production team
Baz Taylor Director
Tony Charles Producer
Claire Hinson Executive Producer
Julian Meers Line Producer
Laurence Marks Supervising Producer
Maurice Gran Supervising Producer
Phil Moss Editor
David Ferris Production Designer
Susie Parriss Casting Director
Paddy Stern Casting Director
Emma Skala Costume Designer
Keith Reed Lighting Designer
Tristram Shapeero 1st Assistant Director

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