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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Lesley Joseph says Birds Of A Feather end is a 'relief'

Lesley Joseph says: "I don't think it's going to happen again to be absolutely honest. I think after 32 years, I need to do other things. Keeping your weight down to play Dorien is not easy."

The Mirror, 7th July 2021

Robson and Joseph reunite for special appearance

Birds Of A Feather stars Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph enjoyed a right lark on set - as they put rumours of their bust-up with co-star Pauline Quirke behind them.

Carl Greenwood, The Sun, 6th May 2021

Linda Robson says feud rumours a 'load of codswallop'

Linda Robson has broken her silence on the reported feud with her Birds Of A Feather co-star Pauline Quirke - saying: "It's a load of old codswallop."

In her first interview since it was suggested Pauline had fallen out with the show's stars, Linda said they are still friends.

Ben Griffiths & Nick McGrath, The Sun, 1st May 2021

Linda Robson speaks out on Pauline Quirke quitting BOAF

Linda Robson has said it was Pauline Quirke's "choice" not to appear in the Birds Of A Feather special and "we have to respect that", amid reports of ongoing "tension" amongst cast members being speculated as the reason behind the latter's departure from the show.

Holly Fleet, The Daily Express, 11th March 2021

Pauline Quirke fell out with co-stars after toilet row

Birds Of A Feather star Pauline Quirke fell out with her castmates after an extraordinary row outside a toilet.

The actress, 61, is no longer speaking to former best pal Linda Robson or Lesley Joseph following several backstage barneys.

Clemmie Moodie, The Sun, 23rd February 2021

Quirke out of BOAF after huge row with Robson

The frequent on-screen bickering between their characters Sharon Theodopolopodous and Tracey Stubbs appears to have exploded into the actors' real lives, prompting fears for the future of the long-running programme.

Katie Hind, Mail on Sunday, 21st February 2021

Mrs. Brown's Boys suffers in cross-channel ratings drop

Mrs. Brown's Boys has suffered its lowest-ever Christmas Day ratings this year, but amidst a much-criticised poor festive TV schedule, remains the second most-watched comedy special of the season to date.

British Comedy Guide, 27th December 2020

Comedy at Home

Even without the unique circumstance of 2020, it's the time of year when we're all looking for something to cosy up with for a good laugh. With more time being spent home than normal, here's a selection of brilliant domestic sitcoms from the Network catalogue to entice your comedy taste buds this winter. Each is set primarily or solely in a home, so snuggle up warm with that glowing feeling that only a comedy escape can give.

Aaron Brown, Network, 10th December 2020

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

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