Interminable 1990s sit-com Birds of a Feather is back! Featuring two lovable(?) sisters and their cock-hound pensioner neighbour, the show was cancelled in 1998 after 102 episodes and approximately three jokes.
If you missed the show in the last 14 years, you did have one option. According to Wikipedia, “there were some VHS releases of episodes from the series”, which is probably no comfort to anybody. (Although if you buy us the complete series, we promise to watch every single episode.) Now though, the girls are back! But don’t worry, your license fee isn’t going to waste on tedious Theodopolopodos jokes. In fact, Pauline Quirke reassures us that ‘The BBC have never approached us’.
Instead, they’re on stage! Touring the country! Avoiding big venues in favour of slightly cosier ones just up the road!
But we’re not just here to lament the existence of yet another weak Marks and Gran sit-com. See, the first few photos of the show are in, and the cast look basically as you’d expect: slightly older than the last time they were on telly.
Which brings us to the Daily Mail’s report on the gig. Actually, we’ll skim over it, as it’s just a load of pictures of the girls on stage with some fluff around it. What we really want to talk about is the reader comments. Will they fondly remember the episode where the girls opened a cleaning firm? Reminisce over the mad old neighbour’s desperate hunt for cock? Chuckle repeatedly at the Greek guy’s surname? No, of course not.
I know Pauline Quirke has done really well, but she looks so old now and that’s a shame as she always looked to fresh and happy. The next thing could be a face lift, that’s what I would do if I was lucky enough to be able to afford it.
– Kim, Glasgow, Scotland, 27/3/2012 7:07
Pauline looks drawn n tired dont think that much weight loss has done her that much good!
– sazzz, rotherham Uk, 27/3/2012 6:49
Pauline Quirke needs a new hairstyle, losing the weight in her face has made her look years older
– margaret wood, mirfield UK, 27/3/2012 9:05
pauline hasn’t aged well
– maggie2shoes, london uk, 27/3/2012 4:22
I know Pauline has lost a lot of weight and fair play to her but her faced is very old and tired looking. Why didn’t they put some make up on her??? I would love to see the show thou.
– missnosey, everywhere, 27/3/2012 7:43
Whatever has happened to Pauline Quirke? She’s suddenly gone from looking stunning to really rather old and unwell.
– Caroline, Suffolk, 27/3/2012 7:55
All of those comments are on the “best rated” page. Well done folk, you’ve done yourselves proud.