Birds of a Feather was a situation comedy focussed on the lives of two wives whose husbands had been sent to prison. The first nine series were produced by Alomo Productions for BBC One. The latter three series were produced by Retort in association with Quirky Media Stuff for ITV.
In 2014, ITV revived the series. The final episode was a Christmas special broadcast in 2017. A thirteenth series had been commissioned for broadcast in 2019 however in early February that year it was announced the series had been cancelled.