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Second series of Birds of a Feather commissioned by ITV

The sitcom was brought back by ITV in January Credit: ITV

Birds of a Feather is returning for a second series after the ITV remake of the comedy proved a hit with audiences.

The show - in which Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson play sisters sharing a home in Chigwell in Essex after their husbands were sent to prison - was launched 25 years ago by the BBC but was axed by the corporation in 1998.

ITV revived the show in January.

Its creators said: "We hope the further adventures of Sharon, Tracey and Dorien will continue to thrill audiences young and old."