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.

Episode menu

Series 7, Episode 5 - Porridge

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.

Further details

Darryl is tempted back to a life of crime and Sharon desperately tries to keep Chris at arm's length. Dorien enlists the help of Sharon and Tracey in tracking down Marcus's mistress to help her attempt to regain possession of her old house.

Broadcast details

Monday 23rd June 1997
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 16th December 2011 3:25am CC Extra
Tuesday 31st January 2012 3:10am CC Extra
Monday 2nd September 2013 2:50pm Drama
Monday 2nd September 2013 7:40pm Drama
Tuesday 12th November 2013 1:50pm Drama
Tuesday 12th November 2013 7:00pm Drama
Monday 10th March 2014 1:20am Drama
Monday 10th March 2014 2:00pm Drama
Friday 18th July 2014 2:00pm Drama
Saturday 19th July 2014 1:20am Drama
Saturday 26th July 2014 5:40pm Drama
Sunday 27th July 2014 3:40pm Drama
Tuesday 26th August 2014 1:00am Drama
Tuesday 26th August 2014 4:20am Drama
Friday 21st November 2014 2:20pm Drama
Saturday 22nd November 2014 2:00am Drama
Sunday 14th December 2014 1:10am Drama
Thursday 16th April 2015 2:20pm Drama
Friday 17th April 2015 12:20am Drama
Thursday 27th August 2015 2:20pm Drama
Thursday 27th August 2015 10:10pm Drama
Tuesday 29th September 2015 9:20pm Drama
Wednesday 30th September 2015 2:00am Drama
Thursday 7th January 2016 1:40pm Drama
Friday 8th January 2016 12:20am Drama
Tuesday 19th April 2016 2:20pm Drama
Friday 27th May 2016 6:00pm Drama
Saturday 28th May 2016 12:10am Drama
Wednesday 31st August 2016 2:20pm Drama
Friday 6th January 2017 2:20pm Drama
Friday 6th January 2017 11:20pm Drama
Monday 22nd May 2017 2:20pm Drama
Tuesday 23rd May 2017 1:20am Drama
Monday 2nd October 2017 2:20pm Drama
Monday 2nd October 2017 11:20pm Drama
Friday 16th February 2018 2:20pm Drama
Friday 16th February 2018 11:20pm Drama
Thursday 18th April 2019 5:20pm Drama
Tuesday 3rd September 2019 5:20pm Drama
Monday 17th August 2020 5:20pm Drama
Tuesday 18th August 2020 2:30am Drama
Thursday 24th December 2020 7:10am Drama
Tuesday 1st June 2021 7:15am Drama
Wednesday 22nd September 2021 5:20pm Drama
Tuesday 23rd August 2022 5:20pm Drama
Wednesday 24th 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
Sallyanne Law Geraldine
Seamus O'Neill Kenny
David Griffith Judge
Nick Brimble Doddsy
Writing team
Gary Lawson Writer
John Phelps Writer
Micheál Jacob Script Editor
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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