Birds of a Feather (1989–2015)

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Comedy series following the lives of sisters Tracey and Sharon who are left to fend for themselves after their husbands are arrested for armed robbery.

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 Sharon / ... (124 episodes, 1989-2015)
Linda Robson ...
 Tracey / ... (124 episodes, 1989-2015)
Lesley Joseph ...
 Dorien / ... (124 episodes, 1989-2015)
Alun Lewis ...
 Darryl / ... (51 episodes, 1989-1996)
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Comedy series following the lives of sisters Tracey and Sharon who are left to fend for themselves after their husbands are arrested for armed robbery.

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The series originally ran from October 16th 1989 until December 24th 1994. With a special flashback episode, The Chigwell Years, broadcast on March 3rd 1996. And the series returned on May 26th 1997 until the last episode on the December 24th 1998. See more »

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[Dorien enters]
Dorien Green: Good afternoon, neighbours.
Sharon Theodopolopoudos: It was, up until now.
Dorien Green: Now, now, Sharon. Fat people are supposed to be jolly; it's a tradition.
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The first and second series theme song was the original version of "What'll I Do", written and performed by Irv Berlin. See more »

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Featured in 50 Greatest Families (2008) See more »

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What'll I Do
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Written by Irving Berlin
Arranged by David Snell
Sung by Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson
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The only way is Essex for these birds
12 August 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Thanks to new Freeview channel 'Drama' this 90's sitcom can be seen by a whole new audience and with over 9 series worth of episodes to show it is a pretty safe way for them to fill their schedules.

I can only compare this show to another penned by Marks and Gran (and later farmed out to other writers) 'Goodnight Sweetheart' in the sense that while the leads give good performances they are often let down by dull plots and poor writing when it is not Marks and Gran in control. At times the jokes are slow coming that you can think of the punch lines before they are spoken and like many a sitcom before it 'Birds' should've ended long before it did.

Though saying that, after a successful stage run it looks like the show is returning to ITV in 2014 so perhaps the birds are going to fly again. Hopefully with a few more laughs.


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