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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Series cast summary:
Linda Robson Linda Robson ...  Tracey / ... 129 episodes, 1989-2020
Lesley Joseph Lesley Joseph ...  Dorien / ... 129 episodes, 1989-2020
Pauline Quirke ...  Sharon / ... 128 episodes, 1989-2020
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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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Comedy

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On Tuesday, 5th February 2019, ITV's Head of Television Kevin Lygo revealed to the Daily Mirror newspaper that sitcoms Birds of a Feather and Bad Move would not be returning. The UK's largest commercial broadcaster now has no sitcoms being broadcast on its main channel for the first time in its 64 year history. 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 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 Birds of a Feather: Flock Again (2014) 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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A sensationally hilarious series!!!
24 April 2003 | by makeajestingSee all my reviews

Words don't do 'Birds Of A Feather' justice...

It was, and still is, one of the BBC's most successfully series for a reason...

This series; originally started in 1989 and ran for nearly 10 years, saw wealthy housewife Tracey's seemingly legit husband Daryl sentenced to 12 years in prison for armed robbery along with her brother-in-law Chris...

Tracey's council-estate sister Sharon Theodopolopoudos, (she married a Greek) moves into Tracey's million pound Chigwell home, seemingly to keep her sister company through the transition.Nothing to do with getting away from her Edmonton Tower Block of course.

Birds Of A Feather is a sharply written, superbly acted, laugh-out-loud comedy, telling the story of these sisters' daily struggle to make-ends-meet and still be able to afford a night out on the razz.

Life however is never dull in Chigwell, especially not with the addition of their nosy, snobby, sex-mad man-eater neighbour Dorien Green.

Dorien constantly riles the girls' working-class background, never missing an opportunity to make an affectionate dig at their 'C&A' clothes and cockney accents.Even though these course prisoners wives are the best friends she's ever had.

Over the course of the series' run, we see these characters not only become household names, but the actors, Pauline Quirke, Lesley Joseph and Linda Robson become stronger in their performances and abilities than you would ever have believed possible, leading them on to such remarkable performances as the terrifying 'The Sculptress' in which Pauline Quirke plays multiple serial killer Olive Martin.

This series is truly in a league of its own.Words don't do it justice and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

You'll laugh with them, and cry with them.With Shal, Trace and Dor; you'll enjoy the ride.


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UK | Ireland

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16 October 1989 (UK) See more »

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Birds of a Feather See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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