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 Theodopolopodous (118 episodes, 1989-2015)
Linda Robson ...
 Tracey Stubbs (118 episodes, 1989-2015)
Lesley Joseph ...
 Dorien Green (118 episodes, 1989-2015)
Alun Lewis ...
 Darryl Stubbs (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 series opening included Sharon & Tracy walking through spotlights toward the camera and then they were shown sitting on chairs on a rotating platform. See more »

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Featured in Loose Women: Episode #18.79 (2014) 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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Decent 90's British sitcom
17 March 2008 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

Don't ask me why I am writing a review of this but it was a part of my childhood/adolescence and I saw some repeats in the past few years which allowed me to re-evaluate the series. Despite the main characters being women it was a show anyone could watch, and it gave a glimpse of a suburb called "Chigwell" in a wealthy part of London. The setting was flexible enough to allow for a wide variety of story lines, with a central theme of two dependent women becoming increasingly independent as time goes by. But with a significant leg-up of having a large rent-free house in a good neighbourhood and two hundred grand hidden in a spare tyre. Their husbands play supporting characters and inject a slight amount of social commentary on adjusting to prison life.

Birds of a Feather was easily one of the better British sitcoms from the 90's and offered painless, cringe-free watching (as opposed to eg. Keeping Up Appearances). Even if it became predictable as time went on the quality was fairly high overall (if memory serves correct) and it's a reminder of earlier, happier days for me.


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