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Birds of a Feather renewed by ITV

Story by Jack Foley

BIRDS Of A Feather has been renewed for a second season on ITV.

The revival of the former BBC sitcom proved a hit with audiences. Its first episode attracted 9.5 million viewers, giving ITV its most successful comedy launch in more than a decade.

Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph have all returned for the new run of shows along with co-creators Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, who will also pen the second, eight-part instalment, which will be filmed later this year.

Gran commented: “We’re delighted Birds of a Feather was such a success on ITV and really pleased to be asked to write another series. We hope the further adventures of Sharon, Tracey and Dorien will continue to thrill audiences young and old.”

Elaine Bedell, ITV’s director of comedy and entertainment, added: “We’re very pleased that the brilliant chemistry between these three great actresses once again attracted the large and loyal audience that Birds of a Feather deserves.

“The writers and producers have done a fantastic job in making the show feel funny, fresh and relevant.”

The first season of Birds of a Feather came to an end on Thursday night on ITV. It is released on DVD on Monday, March 10.

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