Cold Feet. Image shows from L to R: Pete Gifford (John Thomson), Karen Marsden (Hermione Norris), David Marsden (Robert Bathurst), Jenny Gifford (Fay Ripley), Adam Williams (James Nesbitt).

Cold Feet

ITV comedy drama about three couples. 54 episodes (pilot + 8 series), 1997 - 2019. Stars James Nesbitt, John Thomson, Fay Ripley, Hermione Norris and others.

Cold Feet. Image shows from L to R: Pete Gifford (John Thomson), Adam Williams (James Nesbitt).

Series 8, Episode 1

After suffering a few knockbacks, Adam starts to question whether he's lost his mojo until he catches the eye of attractive young barista, Gemma.

Further details

After suffering a few knockbacks, Adam starts to question whether he's lost his mojo until he catches the eye of attractive young barista, Gemma. He's initially cautious, but when she makes the first move and he decides to go for it, Matt's reaction takes him by surprise.

Mature student Jenny's been throwing herself into uni life but all that looks set to change when she receives some unexpected news. Meanwhile, Pete bravely saves a young lad, Evan from drowning but his efforts aren't as appreciated as he might have liked.

Karen's shocked to learn that Josh has dropped out of uni but takes a more understanding stance than draconian dad, David who is adamant Josh needs to finish his course. Josh stands his ground causing David to take stock of his own career path. Is he really still trying to live up to his late father's expectations?

David and Nikki have been living together happily, getting by on minimum wage jobs. But when Nikki's divorce settlement comes through, it's a game changer; suddenly they're back to living the high life but will David be able to cope with being financial dependent on Nikki?

Both Matt and Karen throw Adam some hurtful home truths. Question is, can this leopard really change his spots?

Broadcast details

Monday 14th January 2019
60 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    James Nesbitt Adam Williams
    John Thomson Pete Gifford
    Fay Ripley Jenny Gifford
    Hermione Norris Karen Marsden
    Robert Bathurst David Marsden
    Ceallach Spellman Matthew Williams
    Daisy Edgar-Jones Olivia Marsden
    Madeleine Edmondson Chloe Gifford
    Jack Harper Adam Gifford
    Marji Campi Barbara Blyth
    Jacey Sall├ęs Ramona Ramirez
    Siobhan Finneran Nikki Kirkbright
    Sylvie Briggs Ellie Marsden
    Guest cast
    Callum Woodhouse Josh Marsden
    Tala Gouveia (as Tara Gouveia) Gemma Murphy
    Alex Lowe Darren Whitfield
    Amy Drake Val Clarkson
    Asha Kingsley Doctor
    Writing team
    Mike Bullen Writer
    Donna Metcalfe Script Editor
    Production team
    Hayden Matthews Production Designer
    Mark Henson Editor
    Rebecca Gatward Director
    Margaret Conway Producer
    Kathryn O'Connor Producer
    Mike Bullen Executive Producer
    Kenton Allen Executive Producer
    Matthew Justice Executive Producer
    Edmund Butt Composer


    Writer Mike Bullen's Manchester midlife comedy returns with a lively opener that sees both wedding and alarm bells ringing. David and Karen confront parenting problems, Pete turns lifesaver and, best of all, failing lothario Adam gets a lesson in how to embrace his age and why it's OK to go on Tinder.

    Mike Bradley, The Guardian, 14th January 2019

    Cold Feet: still radiating warmth after all these years

    Wedding bells were ringing on Cold Feet (ITV) but for whom? The series opened with an irresistible sequence set at a handsome North Wales wedding venue, teasing us that one of the central characters was getting hitched. Again.

    Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 14th January 2019

    Cold Feet beginning to show its age

    The old gang are back - again - but the frailties of middle age make for more mordant TV than the mishaps of youth.

    Sean O'Grady, The Independent, 14th January 2019

    Cold Feet, Series 8, ITV, review - mortality lite

    The cast return once more to pull sad faces and silly faces.

    Jasper Rees, The Arts Desk, 15th January 2019

    Cold Feet review

    As ever, Mike Bullen's writing offers an astute understanding of the everyday travails of middle age.

    Sarah Hughes, i Newspaper, 15th January 2019

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