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.

Series 3, Episode 1 is repeated on Drama tomorrow at 5:20pm.

Press Clippings

Birds Of A Feather lockdown special mooted

A special lockdown episode of sitcom Birds Of A Feather has been mooted, amidst high ratings for a repeat run of the most recent series on ITV.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd May 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

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 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