The girls are back!...
E1/8. What's It All About? Sharon Theodopolopodous, Tracey Stubbs and Dorien Green are three much-loved characters who dominated our television viewing a lifetime ago in the 1990s.
And apparently, 'tis the season for re-inventing sitcoms of old because the lively trio are back, as Birds of a Feather returns to our screens tonight following a whopping 15-year break.
A few things have changed since we last saw Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph - they're all looking that little bit older and they're having to settle into their new home of ITV, after the series originally aired on the BBC.
The first time around, back in the 1990s, the stars filmed 102 episodes. Fast forward 15 years, and the original Essex girls are raring to go with this brand new series, which has the advantage of series creators Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran being back on writing duties, joined by Gary Lawson and John Phelps.
As we catch up with the gang, Sharon's readjusting to life back in her council flat, while Tracey remains in Chigwell with younger son Travis. But it looks like they are about to be reunited again as someone decides it's time to return to the nest.
Look Out For: Pauline Quirke's son, Charlie, who plays Travis.
Pauline Quirke says: "Obviously I am his mum and I am very biased but I do think he is really good. And what means so much to me is when the girls say things like 'OMG he was so fabulous. I loved him in that scene.'"