Coupling. Image shows from L to R: Jane (Gina Bellman), Susan (Sarah Alexander), Jeff (Richard Coyle), Steve (Jack Davenport), Sally (Kate Isitt), Patrick (Ben Miles). Copyright: Hartswood Films Ltd.


BBC Two and BBC Three sitcom about a group of friends. 28 episodes (4 series), 2000 - 2004. Stars Jack Davenport, Gina Bellman, Sarah Alexander, Kate Isitt and others.

Coupling. Image shows from L to R: Sally (Kate Isitt), Jeff (Richard Coyle), Susan (Sarah Alexander), Patrick (Ben Miles), Steve (Jack Davenport), Jane (Gina Bellman). Copyright: Hartswood Films Ltd.


The trials and tribulations of six thirtysomethings struggling with life in general, but above all, relationships

2000 - 2004
BBC Two, BBC Three
28   (4 series)
Jack Davenport, Gina Bellman, Sarah Alexander, Kate Isitt, Ben Miles, Richard Coyle and Richard Mylan
Steven Moffat
Martin Dennis
Sue Vertue, Geoffrey Perkins, Beryl Vertue and Sophie Clarke-Jervoise

Coupling follows the lives of Jane, Sally, Susan, Jeff, Patrick, Steve and Oliver as they play the game of relationships. They fall in love, break up, make up and regularly ritualistically embarrass themselves.

It's a comedy not just of sex and love, but of maturity, male-female gender differences, psychological oddities, and Jeff's preoccupation with breasts.

Production Details

Production company
Theme tune Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps, performed by Mari Wilson. Other music composed by Simon Brint.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 12th May 2000 on BBC Two at 9:30pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 14th June 2004 on BBC Three at 10pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Sunday 7th February 2016 at 2:20am on London Live

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