Birds of a Feather (1989–2014)

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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 (110 episodes, 1989-2014)
Linda Robson ...
 Tracey Stubbs (110 episodes, 1989-2014)
Lesley Joseph ...
 Dorien Green (110 episodes, 1989-2014)
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 majority of the series contains a laughing track. This can be noted in outdoor scenes. 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 ending theme for each episode, bar one, was Pauline Quirke & Linda Robson singing "What'll I Do". 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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Absolutely brilliant!
22 April 2004 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Birds of a Feather has just began airing on cable in Australia, so we're getting to see the series right from the beginning again - and it's just as funny as the first time around!

Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson are two wonderful actresses that do a great job with the series. They noticably get better as the series progresses as they get more comfortable with their roles. They do a great job as sisters, and actually come across as being sisters as well!

However, a lot of the real laughs come from Lesley Josephs character, Dorian Green. Recently an episode aired where Sharon (Pauline Quirke) got into the finals of a karaoke contest and got too nervous to sing. Her sister Tracy (Linda Robson) wasn't going to be singing either.

To their surprise, Dorian gets up on stage and sings. Now Dorian is a complete man-eater, and the song she sang was Like a Virgin. It was the funniest thing I've seen in years - especially the part when all you can see are her legs above the crowd!

The husbands are really quite linear and are always doing the same thing - they're really only there to keep the plot moving along at times.

One of the best sitcoms to come out of Britain - and I hope it's put on DVD sometime soon!


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