BBC One classic sitcom Birds of a Feather is making its television return in January, but this time the series will form part of the ITV schedules.
Linda Robson, Pauline Quirke and Lesley Joseph reprise their roles as Tracey, Sharon and Dorian. However times have changed in Chigwell.
Our resident critic Vivian has watched the episode and tells us:
Its a great opening episode we have Sharon as usual down on her luck, while Tracey is still living a life of luxury and, now living a jet set life, Dorian has made a fortune by becoming a best-selling author However things are about to change for all of them – and those changes form the crux of the new series.The series brings plenty of laughs, its also brings with it some social commentary about our current cost-cutting times, including references to Sharon’s weight loss being down to being skint and how ‘spare rooms’ are only for the rich. The production has kept true to the original series with the theme tune unchanged and updated opening titles in the style of the later BBC version.
Original writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran with Gary Lawson and John Phelps have penned the latest eight part series for ITV which begins on January 2nd at 8.30pm.
Classic episodes from the BBC years are currently being repeated on UKTV’s channel Drama. The original series ran from 1989 until 1998.