The BEST Episodes of Birds Of A Feather

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2021

Network: ITV

Sharon (Pauline Quirke) lives in a council flat, while her sister Tracey (Linda Robson) lives in a luxurious house on a private estate. The two women lead very different lives until their husbands are sent to prison for armed robbery. Sharon moves in with Tracey to keep her company and to help pay the bills. They quickly become close friends with their neighbour Dorien (Lesley Joseph), whose chief interest in life is chasing after much younger men.

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#1 - Porridge

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 23, 1997

Sharon is frantically trying to keep Chris out of her bed, and is prepared to go to any lengths to get a home of her own. Dorien is determined to win custody of the house and, posing as a barmaid, tracks down Marcus’s mistress in order to find out some home truths.

star 9.40
5 votes

#2 - Cheers

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 9, 1997

After his release, Chris swiftly finds himself back inside- this time in a hospital bed.

star 9.25
4 votes
Are You Being Served?

#3 - Are You Being Served?

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 14, 1997

Tracy and Sharon are now living in their new house, as Dor comes to visit after her recent trip to Monaco. She comes back with the news that she slept with Ralph Gardener, head of Central Water, who is currently all over the media. She comes up with the plan to cash in by making up a story about being pregnant. Meanwhile, Sharon decides that she wants to have a baby, and gets Dor to hook her up with someone, while Tracy is completely against both of their plans.

star 9.25
4 votes
Business Is Buisness

#4 - Business Is Buisness

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 20, 1994

Sharon struggles to run the café alongside the pool business.

star 9.20
5 votes

#5 - Out

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 6, 1994

Sharon is furious: Chris has applied for home leave!

star 9.17
6 votes
Christmas in Dreamland

#6 - Christmas in Dreamland

Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 24, 1994

After over-indulging, Sharon nods off and dreams of a different life...

star 9.17
6 votes
Appreciation Society

#7 - Appreciation Society

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 23, 1994

After a heated argument, Sharon and Tracey agree to change places for a week.

star 9.00
5 votes
In at the Deep End

#8 - In at the Deep End

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 13, 1994

Sharon thinks installing a swimming pool will be easy, since she has a café full of builders.

star 9.00
5 votes
Relative Strangers

#9 - Relative Strangers

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 16, 1997

Dorien has moved in with her mother after being kicked out by Marcus, but then discovers her husband has been leading a double life. Darryl throws Sharon out of his house after a heated argument leaving Sharon with no choice but to move in with Chris.

star 9.00
7 votes
Puppy Love

#10 - Puppy Love

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 27, 1994

There are surprises all around when Dorien and the sisters trace their first loves.

star 8.83
6 votes
Never the Twain

#11 - Never the Twain

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 21, 1997

Dorien is holed up in a Lake District hotel, devising juicy titbits with journalist David Kane. Sharon has started thinking about adoption, while Garth is worried about his dad. The sisters set off to visit their husbands in their new prison, Slade, while Dorien is pampered in the hotel.

star 8.80
5 votes

#12 - Loyalty

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 29, 1992

The future of the café hangs in the balance as Tracey decides whether to put up her house as collateral. Surely something as insignificant as a husband isn't going to come between the two sisters?

star 8.75
8 votes
The Chigwell Connection

#13 - The Chigwell Connection

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 25, 1992

When the case against Darryl's associate Trevor Mimms is thrown out of court due to unreliable evidence from Inspector Tatum - who arrested Darryl and Chris - the sisters wonder if their lads might have been fitted up by Tatum and start a campaign to free the Chigwell Two. Tracey goes on daytime TV and finds a lawyer to fight the case but she comes to realise that she may be kidding herself. Dorien is unsympathetic until Marcus is arrested as a suspected drugs baron. When Trevor gets sent down for another robbery the sisters realise the truth but he does give them a Christmas bonus,as do Tatum and,after Marcus' name is cleared, Dorien.

star 8.75
4 votes
Rising Damp

#14 - Rising Damp

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 30, 1997

Tracey is anxious to make up for lost time, and heads out on the pull - but whatever happened to uncomplicated sex? While Garth is baffled by his mum's behaviour, Sharon gets on the TV to appeal for Chris's release, but ends up fighting the channel’s mascot - a man dressed as a dog.

star 8.75
4 votes
High Fidelity

#15 - High Fidelity

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 5, 1993

Sharon is looking for a man, but the one she likes is attracted to Tracey.

star 8.71
7 votes
First Time Caller

#16 - First Time Caller

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 2, 1994

Tracey ponders her contribution to society; a radio phone-in offers one answer.

star 8.71
7 votes
Stand by your Man

#17 - Stand by your Man

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 26, 1997

A Phone call brings exciting news; Darryl will be out in a fortnight, followed by Chris.

star 8.71
7 votes

#18 - Parting

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 29, 1990

Sharon is faced with an impossible choice when her husband Chris tells her he is seriously ill.

star 8.67
9 votes

#19 - Moving

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 30, 1994

Tracey considers a move to the country, as Garth settles into the flat above the café.

star 8.67
6 votes
Can't Judge a Book

#20 - Can't Judge a Book

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 2, 1998

Chris comes up with a surprise, while Sharon's contentment is shattered by the medical advice all women dread—she's got to lose weight

star 8.67
9 votes

#21 - Cuckoo

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 2, 1991

Sharon's flat is now housing belligerent squatters Cedric and Egbert; her neighbour has also been acquiring mail-order items using Sharon's identity. Chris offers to sort things out - with the aid of 'Batty' Harold and his mates, who specialise in GBH.

star 8.60
10 votes

#22 - Okey-Cokey-Karaoke

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 22, 1992

Sharon and Tracey are desperate for a holiday, so a karaoke competition seems to be the ideal answer.

star 8.60
10 votes

#23 - Caring

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 4, 1992

Auntie Sylvie,just out of hospital,comes to convalesce with Tracey and Sharon and proves to be very demanding,as well as encouraging Garth to buy a motor-bike against his mother's wishes. They consider putting her in a home but feel unable to go through with it though fortunately she has a mind of her own.

star 8.57
7 votes

#24 - Belongings

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 18, 1992

Fed up with her slobbish Greek customers, Sharon decides to make her cafe more upmarket and orders from a Jewish caterer suggested by Dorien. She is ostracized by the entire Greek community and the cafe looks like closing until she visits a Greek Orthodox priest who saves the day for her.

star 8.57
7 votes

#25 - Compulsion

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 9, 1994

Dorien's spending sprees are ever-more lavish - but why?

star 8.57
7 votes