Birds of a Feather

Gimme Shelter

Series 10 - Episode 1 Gimme Shelter



It’s been years since Tracey, Sharon and Dorien graced our screens in what was, back in the day, a rare example of a female-centred sitcom. Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph return, a little older but just as sharp, with each of them slipping easily into their old role as if it was a comfortable dressing gown.

Mouthy Sharon’s living in an Edmonton tower block and is clearly down on her luck, her older sister Tracey’s still living in Chigwell with son Travis (played by Pauline Quirke’s real-life son Charlie), while man-eating Dorien has repackaged herself as Foxy Cohen, author of the sex blockbuster Sixty Shades of Green.

This episode reunites the trio and introduces us to Tracey’s other son, Garth, who’s played by Busted’s Matt Willis. While the humour is hardly cutting edge, it will make a lot of people smile.


ITV's revival of the hit BBC sitcom, starring Linda Robson, Pauline Quirke and Lesley Joseph. Sharon's back in her council flat and Tracey's still in Chigwell with younger son Travis (played by Quirke's real-life son Charlie), but what has become of Dorien? Can anything bring all of the gang back together and will anyone else return to the nest? With Matt Willis of Busted fame.

Cast & Crew

Sharon Theodopolopodous Pauline Quirke
Tracey Stubbs Linda Robson
Dorien Green Lesley Joseph
Travis Stubbs Charlie Quirke
Garth Stubbs Matt Willis
Marcie Camilla Marie Beeput
Poppy Bethany Attrup
Bookshop manager Rich Keeble
Adoring fan Liz Izen
Writ server John Webber
Director Nick Wood
Executive Producer Jon Rolph
Executive Producer Steve Sheen
Producer Jo Willett
Writer Laurence Marks
Writer Maurice Gran
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