Birds of a Feather is a British sitcom originally broadcast on BBC One from 1989 to 1998, then revived on ITV in 2014. Starring Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph, it was created by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, who also wrote some of the episodes along with many other writers.
The first episode sees sisters Tracey Stubbs (Linda Robson) and Sharon Theodopolopodos (Pauline Quirke) brought together when their husbands are sent to prison for armed robbery. Sharon, who lived in an Edmonton council flat, moves into Tracey's expensive house in Chigwell, Essex. Their Jewish next-door neighbour, and later friend, Dorien Green (Lesley Joseph), is a middle-aged married woman who is constantly having affairs with younger men.
In the last two BBC series, the location is changed to Hainault before returning to Chigwell in series 10 (the first aired on ITV).
The series ended its original BBC One run on Christmas Eve 1998 after nine years, but returned just over 15 years later, on 2 January 2014, on ITV for its tenth series overall, running for eight episodes.
The opening episode of the new series attracted nearly 8 million viewers, giving ITV its highest rated comedy since Barbara in 2000. In 2015, there was an eleventh series aired from December 2014 - January 2015. This was the second series for ITV and a twelfth series aired in 2016. This was the third series on ITV.
Coontains Season 5 & 6
Episodes in AVI format