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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'Birds of a Feather' gallery: series 12

EastEnders actor Martin Kemp will guest star in the new season of Birds of a Feather as a love interest for Dorien.

William Martin, Cult Box, 17th August 2015

BOAF: Dorien gets in a flap at funeral

The saucy character gives Spandau Ballet star Martin Kemp an eyeful during filming for new series.

Rosie Hopegood, The Mirror, 8th August 2015

BOAF: Martin Kemp set to star in first episode

The new series of the hit ITV show is currently being filmed on location and is expected to hit screens next year.

Nicola Agius, The Mirror, 5th August 2015

Six brilliantly frank Birds of a Feather quotes

Sharon, Dorien and Tracey are heading back for a twelfth series, which means we're in for plenty more of these gems...

Emma Daly, Radio Times, 12th March 2015

Birds Of A Feather to return for Series 12

Hit sitcom Birds Of A Feather will return for a 12th series, its third since a highly successful revival by ITV.

British Comedy Guide, 12th March 2015

Linda Robson: I've got a little crush on Russell Brand

Linda Robson reveals who she thinks the most fanciable man on television is.

Roz Lewis, The Daily Express, 14th February 2015

Giggles and family bonding abound as the series draws to a close. Young Garfy's off to a festival, while his mum and her posse are going to a spa. "What are you having done first, your face ironed or your knockers pleated?" quips Sharon as Dorien uses the minibreak as a man-hunting ground. Meanwhile, Tracey gets the results of her cancer tests, which makes for some warm moments. Worth watching just for the look on Lesley Joseph's face when she has to deliver Dorien's more camp lines involving "erotic milestones".

Hannah Verdier, The Guardian, 12th February 2015

An episode of the sitcom that's not so much been revived as zombified, but that has nevertheless proved a ratings winner. Dorien debates Dostoevsky with her book group, while Tracey warns her sons not to get fingered by the filth. As the cast stiffly shout a script that feels as if flair and surprises have been excised by censors, those stories vaguely collide. Pauline Quirke and Lesley Joseph, who have the knack of saying their lines as if they have read and understood them in advance, spark the odd glimmer.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 22nd January 2015

How I get ready: Lesley Joseph

"There are certain events when I know people are expecting part-Lesley, part-Dorien, so I will Dorien-esque myself up. It will normally involve a bit of leopardskin"

Abigail Radnor, The Guardian, 10th January 2015

BOAF: Ageing? There'll be no botox or surgery for us

Birds Of A Feather is back for more in 2015, so Love Sunday magazine caught up with straight-talking Essex girls Lesley Joseph, Linda Robson and Pauline Quirke...

Susanna Galton, The People, 4th January 2015

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