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Birds of a Feather to make comeback on ITV

Story by Jack Foley

POPULAR sitcom Birds of a Feather is to return to TV 15 years after it last aired – but on ITV instead of BBC.

The channel has lured back original cast members Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph, as well as creators Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.

The show followed two sisters (Quirke and Robson) sharing an Essex home while their husbands are in prison, with Joseph playing their lusty neighbour, Dorien Green.

An ITV spokeswoman said they were “really excited” about the show, adding: “We can confirm that we have commissioned a new series of Birds Of A Feather. We’re really excited to be welcoming Sharon, Tracey and Dorien to ITV. We will confirm more details in due course.”

The BBC was offered the show but only offered to broadcast a one-off special, prompting the show’s producers to take up ITV’s offer of an eight-episode series instead.

Birds of a Feather was first screened in 1989 and lasted for nine seasons.

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