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    The classic BBC series is being rebooted in 2014 on ITV for a brand new series, I used to love this as a kid and found Dorien hilarious. Hope the new series lives up to the originals.

  • #2
    I caught an old episode of this a few months ago, it really hasn't aged well.
    I remember liking it when I was younger. I love the cast though, especially Lesley Joseph.

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    • #3
      My friend saw the theater show of it recently and mentioned that they said it would be rebooted! Not sure how I feel about it, I used to love it but not sure it would appeal as much now, we'll see.
      My tits are made of silicone, just like the Earth and sea...

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      • #4
        I liked it at times especially Dorien who was the star of the show, would be nice to have some more decent comedy on TV
        RIP The Queen Of Disco

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        • #5
          It's back tomorrow!



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          • #6
            Looking forward to the new series, but I can't help but be distracted by how old they are. It feels wrong

            The first series on ITV I felt changed Dorien's character far too much (getting a job in a pound shop?) but aside from that it was light entertainment fun that kept the spirit of the original.

            That said, Dorien becoming an erotic novelist using her own experiences was sheer perfection!
            M08T10

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            • #7
              Originally posted by menime123
              Looking forward to the new series, but I can't help but be distracted by how old they are. It feels wrong
              Yes, but old age will come to us all eventually...some sooner than others
              I actually used to watch all the original series so was really glad when ITV picked this up. It's great to see Dorien again...her 'Like A Virgin ' peformance is forever etched on my brain
              It might sound like I'm an unapologetic bitch
              But sometimes you know I gotta call it like it is

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              • #8
                7 minutes away.

                Literally the best Christmas present I could've asked for.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Madgefan
                  Originally posted by menime123
                  Looking forward to the new series, but I can't help but be distracted by how old they are. It feels wrong
                  Yes, but old age will come to us all eventually...some sooner than others
                  I actually used to watch all the original series so was really glad when ITV picked this up. It's great to see Dorien again...her 'Like A Virgin ' peformance is forever etched on my brain
                  What makes me laugh is hearing Dorien talking with her new dentures Too many teeth
                  Without Any Meaning / We're Just Skin & Bone / Like Beautiful Robots Dancing Alone.

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                  • #10
                    Pretty weak first half, but loved the second half.

                    Favourite part was when Dorien went down the slide and finally got her man.

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                    • #11
                      Still Open All Hours, Avengers lead BBC One to Boxing Day ratings win

                      BBC One came out on top in the Boxing Day ratings thanks to Still Open All Hours and Marvel's Avengers Assemble.

                      The first in a new series of the updated Sir David Jason sitcom attracted 5.69m viewers (26.7%) from 6.30pm, while the comic book movie pulled in 5.28m (24.3%) at 8.30pm.

                      David Walliams's The Boy in the Dress was seen by 4.80m (21.3%) at 7pm, before EastEnders topped the night overall with 7.41m (33.3%).

                      A packed Match of the Day rounded off the night with 3.24m (29.7%).

                      Birds of a Feather's return grabbed 3.95m (17.6%) for ITV at 9pm, before which Bradley Walsh's Christmas Cracker show entertained 2.77m (12.6%).

                      A festive offering of Keith Lemon's Through the Keyhole tickled 2.74m (12.6%) at 9.30pm.

                      On Channel 4, the midseason finale of Agents of SHIELD thrilled 580k (2.6%), an encore showing of Bear's Wild Weekend with Ben Stiller took 870k (4.0%), and The Big Fat Quiz of the Year amused 2.11m (10.1%).

                      Victoria Wood's musical That Day We Sang got 1.99m (9.1%) at 9pm on BBC Two, while a repeat of the comic's Midlife Christmas brought in 2.38m (10.8%) an hour earlier.

                      The latest University Challenge Christmas special claimed 1.55m (7.0%) at 6.45pm.

                      Channel 5's lineup of festive comedy favourites saw a Rob Brydon live set appeal to 478k (2.1%), a Morecambe and Wise performance from 1973 bring in 803k (3.6%), and Tommy Cooper's Christmas Special interest 699k (3.2%).

                      Elsewhere, Sky1's murder mystery Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death intrigued 327k (1.5%) at 8.30pm, and BBC Four's UK TV debut of the original Swedish adaptation of Wallander - Faceless Killers got 390k (1.7%) and 376k (1.8%) at 9pm and 9.55pm respectively.

                      Read more: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/news/a61 ... 0yKsE8NOIs#ixzz3N7EOlZhC

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                      • #12
                        Thought this was pretty poor, not a patch on the old episodes.
                        Without Any Meaning / We're Just Skin & Bone / Like Beautiful Robots Dancing Alone.

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                        • #13
                          Bloody loved tonight's episode.

                          I also thought it was a believable story - Tracy always struck me as the thick sister, with Sharon being the one with all the savvy and experience. Though ultimately ending up no better off when trying to further herself (like tonight).

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                          • #14
                            Much better than last week had me laughing from start to finish.

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                            • #15
                              Bloody loved this, first episode was a bit touch and go but everything since has been typically fantastic.

                              I loved seeing another side to Dorien.

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                              • #16
                                Loved the last series, hoping it's back for another run next year! It's harmless family friendly humour, so I'm surprised at its time slot.
                                M08T10

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                                • #17


                                  Birds of a Feather will return for a Christmas special on ITV

                                  The Birds will be back in a feature-length episode.


                                  Birds of a Feather will be returning for its third Christmas special since the ITV show was revived in 2014.

                                  Star Linda Robson, who plays Tracey Stubbs on the show, revealed the news on today's Loose Women (September 1), on which she is a regular panellist.

                                  "Chigwell's favourite trio will be back on ITV later this year with a feature length one off Christmas special," ITV confirmed.

                                  "Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph reprise their roles as Sharon, Tracey and Dorien in a new adventure for the ladies."

                                  We don't know much yet about the special, apart from the fact that all three of the leading ladies will be returning.

                                  2016's Christmas episode saw the trio fly to Morocco to find Tracey's son, but this year the Birds are expected to be staying in Essex.

                                  While there was no set of regular episodes this year due to conflicts in schedule for the main cast, new episodes are expected to air on ITV in 2018.

                                  The show originally aired on BBC One, and was off-air for sixteen years between 1998 and 2014 before being revived for a full series on ITV.

                                  Its sucessful reboot led to the show also returning in 2015 and 2016.

                                  Filming on 2017's Christmas special will begin in October, with Robson promising that the script is "really good".

                                  http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/news/a8370 ... witterpost
                                  So, so excited!

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                                  • #18
                                    I think I missed last yearís Christmas special, or was that the one where they sent up Casablanca?

                                    Either way, I do enjoy this. Itís old fashioned comedy where you see the punch line coming a mile off before it arrives, but thatís half the fun. Itís a harmless show with a bit of wit.

                                    They should do a post watershed special one day though - I wanna
                                    know what they really say to each other
                                    M08T10

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                                    • #19
                                      Re: Birds Of A Feather

                                      I think it was on ITV last night, currently downloading it!

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