Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s ITV Birds Of A Feather Interview…..
Birds Of A Feather is back on our screens @ ITV in 2014! The ratings are amazing – highest audience for a sitcom in 13 years.
Originally broadcast on the BBC, ITV have brought back this legendary sitcom of a rich sister, poor sister and a flirty tarty neighbour – Sharon, Tracey & Dorian.
Exclusive interview with the Birds Of A Feather – Sharon, Tracey & Dorian / Pauline, Linda & Lesley….
Birds of a Feather is a British BAFTA-nominated sitcom that was originally broadcast on BBC One from 1989 until 1998.
The series was revived 15 years later 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.
Pauline Quirke (Sharon) talks to Alex Belfield in an Exclusive 15 minute interview….
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 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).
Lesley Joseph (Dorian) talks to Belfield in Nottingham during her Starring role in Panto….
The series ended its original BBC One run on Christmas Eve 1998 after nine years, but returned 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. On 2 December 2014,
ITV announced a second series (eleventh overall) of eight further episodes that would air on 26 December 2014.
Birds Of A Feather continues on ITV through Jan 2014.
Interview recorded by Alex Belfield for the BBC and Celebrity Radio 2011.