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. 128 episodes (12 series), 1989 - 2020. Stars Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph, Charlie Quirke and others.

Series 4, Episode 8 is repeated on Drama on Monday at 5:20pm.


The boring machines that dug the extension of the Jubilee line on the London Underground network during the 1990s, between Green Park in central London and Stratford in the east, were named Sharon and Tracey, after the Birds Of A Feather characters.

The parts of Sharon and Tracey as toddlers in the title sequence were played by 4-year olds Maxine and Stacey. Although Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson were young friends, neither's family was wealthy enough to own film cameras when they were that age.