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. 60 episodes (pilot + 9 series), 1997 - 2020. Stars James Nesbitt, John Thomson, Fay Ripley, Hermione Norris and others.

Another series is in development.

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

Series 8, Episode 2

After hearing some harsh home-truths from Matt, Adam seeks counselling in the form of Drama Therapy.

Further details

After hearing some harsh home-truths from Matt, Adam seeks counselling in the form of Drama Therapy. He ends up acting out scenarios but struggles to see the merit in it. His perseverance stirs up unexpected emotions and he's surprised to learn what's really behind his inability to commit to relationships.

As the twins' 18th birthday approaches, Karen's still grappling with parenthood; she's baffled by the constant stream of packages arriving for Ellie and is appalled when she learns how Ellie's coming by them. Karen turns to Adam for help, but struggling with being a single parent himself, he doesn't know what to suggest. Initially, that is.

Pete takes Evan the 'jumper' on as a cause; he saved his life, now he wants to save his soul. Jenny grapples with her secret, despite it being harder and harder to keep it to herself. Pete's preoccupation with Evan leads him to let young Adam down which aggravates an already sensitive Jenny.

Instead of living the high life, David struggles with the emasculation of being a kept man. Nikki tries to be understanding but as tensions increase, their relationship begins to falter.

Broadcast details

Monday 21st 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
Siobhan Finneran Nikki Kirkbright
Sylvie Briggs Ellie Marsden
Ivanno Jeremiah Charlie Sinclair
Guest cast
Wendy Albiston Brenda Howarth
David Bark-Jones Ian Deacon
Rosina Carbone Carrie Shaw
Sarah Jane Corrigan Di Buchan
Orla Cottingham Consultant
Marvyn Dickinson Ed Gardner
Verity-May Henry (as Verity Henry) Alex Unsworth
Oliver Mellor Male Therapist 2
Fergal McElherron Male Therapist 3
Danny Morgan Evan Jenkins
Yusra Warsama Erica Morris
Writing team
Mike Bullen Writer
Donna Metcalfe Script Editor
Production team
Rebecca Gatward Director
Margaret Conway Producer
Kathryn O'Connor Producer
Mike Bullen Executive Producer
Kenton Allen Executive Producer
Matthew Justice Executive Producer

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