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. 127 episodes (12 series), 1989 - 2017. Stars Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph, Charlie Quirke and others.

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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

Lesley Joseph reveals Birds Of A Feather could return

Last month ITV bosses announced that sitcom Birds Of A Feather had been axed five years after it's revival.

Natasha Patel, Daily Mail, 12th March 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

Birds of a Feather: 30 years older, no more endearing

They may be 30 years older, but that they've learnt nothing from life makes them all the more endearing. So people still tune in, if only for reasons of nostalgia.

Gerard O'Donovan, The Telegraph, 18th December 2017

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 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

There was a time when festive escapades for Sharon and Tracey were a Christmassy custom for the nation. ITV attempts to restore that particular tradition, as the Birds flit south from chilly Chigwell to Morocco, on the hunt for Tracey's unfortunate offspring Travis, who has gone awol on his gap year. With Dorien distracted by the Tangier talent and Sharon wary of a suntan spoiling her personal injury scam, it's up to Tracey to tackle the investigation alone.

Mark Gibbings-Jones, The Guardian, 24th December 2016

Birds of a Feather stars get the hump while filming

Star Lesley Joseph revealed the hour-long show is set in Morocco but ­problems sourcing camels meant filming had to switch to Bedfordshire.

Mark Jefferies, The Mirror, 19th December 2016