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 / ... (134 episodes, 1989-2018)
Linda Robson ...
 Tracey / ... (134 episodes, 1989-2018)
Lesley Joseph ...
 Dorien / ... (134 episodes, 1989-2018)
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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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16 October 1989 (UK)  »

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Hallo Mädels!  »

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Linda Robson and Pauline Quirkie, who play Tracey and Sharon, are childhood best friends in real life. Which explains the childhood photos later. See more »

Quotes

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 »

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Referenced in The Thin Blue Line: Night Shift (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

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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I can't praise this enough. One of the greatest sitcoms ever.
17 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

I loved this show as a kid and now thanks to the fans and their petitions to have the DVD's released, I've had a chance to see it again in all it's glory and I still love it. Brilliant stuff.

Modern sitcoms just can't compare. Pauline Quirke,Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph were perfect as the three leads and the dialogue was top notch. The humour has not dated one bit, it still seems fresh, probably offensive to the over sensitive politically correct.

Some of the episodes are filled with non-stop funny lines, so much so I have to rewind it back sometimes to catch a line I've missed because I have been laughing so hard. The biggest compliment to the writers and the performers is how it stayed grounded in reality in many series. And this was right from the very first episode. It was never afraid to have long gaps without laughter or to become quite sad at times.

There's so many classic episodes and situations, that it's impossible to list them all. It's so much fun. It's without a doubt my favourite British sitcom of all time. It was getting millions of viewers in the years it was on TV but it's kind of a forgotten show now which is sad, especially when the vastly overrated Only Fools and Horses gets continuous praise. This show is a gem that should be re-discovered. You'll fall in love with the characters, laugh with them and feel for them. Cheers to the writers and creators Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran for this gem. 10/10.


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