Birds of a Feather, back together: Cast of hit 90s show reunite for comeback series
20 SEPTEMBER 2013
After more than 15 years away from the small screen, the Birds of a Feather ladies are back. ITV has released a picture of stars Linda Robson, Pauline Quirke and Lesley Joseph back in character as they film a comeback series of the hit nineties sitcom.
The comedy show, which originally ran on the BBC from 1989 until 1998, is set to return in the spring for a special eight-part series.
It sees Pauline, 54, and Linda, 55, reprise their roles as sisters Sharon and Tracey, who share a home in the Essex town of Chigwell after their husband are sent to prison.
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Lesley, 67, has also returned as the girls' man-eater friend Dorien Green.
The originally show was axed in 1998 after more than 100 episodes. The new series has been written by the original creators Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.
Mr Marks revealed earlier this year that they went to ITV for the new series because of the BBC's policy not to make revival series.
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Of the new episodes he said, "I can't give away too many secrets, but I can say that girls have moved with the times and live very much in 2013. They use the internet and tweet.
"Thatcherism was the prevailing doctrine when the Birds were first introduced to the British public, now it is Cameronism.
"The financial crash and recession have made life hard for the likes of Tracey and Sharon. They duck and dive and try to make ends meet."