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Birds of a Feather 

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Series (1989–2019)
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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Pauline Quirke ...  Sharon / ... 128 episodes, 1989-2017
Linda Robson Linda Robson ...  Tracey / ... 128 episodes, 1989-2017
Lesley Joseph Lesley Joseph ...  Dorien / ... 128 episodes, 1989-2017
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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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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

16 October 1989 (UK) See more »

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Hallo Mädels! See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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. It was then reincarnated in 2014 See more »

Quotes

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

The series 3 - 9 opening theme tune was sung by Pauline Quirke & Linda Robson. See more »

Connections

Remade as Stand by Your Man (1992) 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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Decent 90's British sitcom
17 March 2008 | by stevewest-1See 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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