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 / ... (125 episodes, 1989-2016)
Linda Robson ...
 Tracey / ... (125 episodes, 1989-2016)
Lesley Joseph ...
 Dorien / ... (125 episodes, 1989-2016)
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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Srodne duše  »

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Sharon's middle name is given as Perpetua. This is the real middle name of Pauline Quirke, who plays Sharon. See more »

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Dorien Green: Frankly, Sharon, I'd rather bury a close relative.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Remade as Stand by Your Man (1992) See more »

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What'll I Do
(title music)
Written by Irving Berlin
Arranged by David Snell
Sung by Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson
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Brilliant 1990s Britcome
20 September 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Birds of a feather was a great sitcom which is very underrated. It ran for 9 years & over 100 episodes yet only one DVD has been released so far. Best actress by far was Pauline Quirke whom was born to play Sharon (I disagree completely with the user above who says she was the worst) Linda & Lesley were also great Lesley especially in support. The best of 'Birds of a Feather' was the first 6 series with the original actors playing Darryl & Chris, their replacements are nowhere near as good (although Chris's replacement actyally played Chris first ironically). Classic episodes such as Dorien singing Madonna's 'Like a Virgin' & Sharon & Tracey going to LA thinking George Hamilton is a relative make this a show to remember & be watched by new generations.

I hope the whole series is released to DVD soon!


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