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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Episode review: Birds of a Feather - Hearts for sale

'Hearts for Sale' is probably the weakest of the rebooted Birds of a Feather episodes to date, but by continuing to concentrate on the three core ladies with only minimal disruption from Matt McBusted and a woman doing the world's least convincing Kath and Kim impression, it still manages to be entirely entertaining - warm and nostalgic without being naff. We still can't believe that we've been able to return to the world's uncoolest, most cool sitcom. Thanks ITV.

Andy Hastings, So So Gay, 23rd January 2014

Birds of a Feather winning ratings, with just under 6m

Birds of a Feather topped the Thursday night ratings for a third week running, according to overnight figures.

Tom Eames, Digital Spy, 17th January 2014

Last seen 16 years ago on BBC One, things are much the same in this Laurence Marks-Maurice Gran sitcom. Times are hard, and space is at a premium in the Chigwell house: Dorien has moved in, not to mention Tracey's son Garth and his partner Marcie. So in this week's instalment, Sharon beds down for the night in the attic, and makes a surprising discovery. Meanwhile, Dorien's revamp of the World Of Quid staff rotas has brought her to the attention of founder Barry Quid. Surely nothing can go wrong?

John Robinson, The Guardian, 16th January 2014

Radio Times review

Tracey's Chigwell mansion may be considerably bigger than your average Walford terrace but there's just as little privacy. In fact it's so cramped that the two sisters have been ousted from the box room and forced to kip on the sofa together. But sleep is impossible because of all the comings and goings: "Blimey! It's like Bluewater at Christmas," grumbles Sharon when Travis brings his mates home late at night.

However, things briefly improve when Tracey discovers a reason to love her most hated daytime TV show Cash in the Attic. The laughs are sparse, although you may smirk at the response to Dorien's question, "Where is my Verbena?"

Jane Rackham, Radio Times, 16th January 2014

Linda Robson: BOAF is a show about real women

Birds of a Feather is a show about a real women - that's why it's successful.

Katie Hind, The Mirror, 11th January 2014

Jury remains out on Amy Childs' BOAF performance

Amy Childs# appearance in Birds Of A Feather seems to have invoked a mixed response among viewers, with many taking to Twitter to praise - or pan - the former TOWIE star.

Caroline Westbrook, Metro, 10th January 2014

Episode review: Birds of a Feather - Slave

The 2014 return of Birds of a Feather has, so far, been met with cautiously optimistic reviews from audience and (most) critics alike.

Andy Hastings, So So Gay, 10th January 2014

Birds of a Feather second episode stays strong for ITV

The ITV sitcom dropped over 700,000 viewers from last week's opener to 6.77 million (28.4%) at 8.30pm, with a further 133k (0.5%) watching on +1.

Tom Eames, Digital Spy, 10th January 2014

BOAF cast take over Loose Women for one-off special

Loose Women is to be taken over by the cast of ITV's hit series - Birds Of A Feather - for a special programme on Thursday 16th January at 12.30pm on ITV.

On The Box, 10th January 2014

Returning sitcom Birds of a Feather will soon have another female enter the ranks in the form of former TOWIE star Amy Childs.

Now that Sharon has given up work, Tracey is the only one in the house bringing in a wage, and it's not nearly enough to pay the bills, so Dorien kindly offers to dip into her savings to help out.

However, when man-eating Dor calls the bank it emerges every penny she had has been spent on legal fees.

In desperation, the sisters take their old friend to a car boot sale and sell her beloved collection of designer clothes, right down to the shoes on her feet.

That's when Essex beauty Amy Childs will make her cameo.

Playing herself, Amy wants some of Dorien's cast-offs only it's much to the nosey neighbour's disgust.

Sharon soon finds that looking after Dorien's every wish is a full time job and with money tight, the odd bit of cash from Amy is not enough - Dorien will have to start earning too.

Last week Birds of a Feather pulled in an average of 7.8 million viewers as the Essex-based sitcom returned to TV screens after 16 years.

Danny Walker, The Mirror, 9th January 2014

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