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 3 is repeated on Drama today at 7:15am.

Press Clippings

Birds Of A Feather to return for Christmas

Birds Of A Feather will return to screens this Christmas for a new special - but without co-star Pauline Quirke.

British Comedy Guide, 4th November 2020

Lesley Joseph wants to make BOAF lockdown episode

The 74-year-old actress - who played Dorien Green on the sitcom - has admitted she would love to revive her character during the coronavirus pandemic, as she believes it would make an "hysterical" episode with her co-stars Linda Robson and Pauline Quirke.

Female First, 17th July 2020

Top 10 Network Comedy Releases of the 2010s

A look back at Network Distributing's best ten comedy DVD and Blu-ray titles released in the last decade.

Aaron Brown, Network, 6th December 2019

The Top 10 British sitcoms of the 90s

The 1990s were a period of renewed confidence in the UK. The economy continued to boom and Blair's huge majority made 'Cool Britannia' a phenomenon. Oasis and Blur fought it out as most influential band, and the Spice Girls were everywhere. What a time to be alive! Sitcoms didn't disappoint either, and offered a rich variety.

Greg Jameson, Entertainment Focus, 13th May 2019

Is the TV sitcom dead now?

The way Jack Dee has been treated is hardly likely to persuade other comedy stars - and their agents - to abandon lucrative arena tours and panel show appearances to slog their guts out instead on a sitcom no one wants.

Ian Hyland, The Mirror, 7th February 2019

Future of ITV sitcoms in doubt

ITV's Director of Television has suggested sitcoms Birds Of A Feather and Bad Move could end. It now looks likely that 2019 will be the first year in the main channel's 64-year history without any sitcoms on air.

British Comedy Guide, 5th February 2019

The lovable Birds reboot sees the trio slipping back into their roles to celebrate Christmas in Chigwell. Sharon (Pauline Quirke) is embarking on gift-shopping with a difference and Tracey (Linda Robson) has festive plans that could cause a ruck. And Lesley Joseph - who always steals the show as Dorien - is on a mission to solve a mystery. And, lo, with an Essex-style wink and some bawdy one-liners, a good old-fashioned Christmas special is born.

Hannah Verdier, The Guardian, 18th December 2017

Birds Of A Feather linked live show 'Early Birds' planned

The creators of Birds Of A Feather have revealed they're planning a new live show titled Early Birds. Focusing on how the sitcom was developed, it will premiere at the Edinburgh Festival in 2018.

British Comedy Guide, 14th December 2017

Birds Of A Feather to return for new special

Sitcom Birds Of A Feather will return to ITV for a new Christmas special.

British Comedy Guide, 18th August 2017

Linda Robson says producers tried to re-cast Birds Of A Feather

Linda Robson has revealed that producers of Birds Of A Feather tried to re-cast the show with younger actresses.

British Comedy Guide, 26th May 2017