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


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two / BBC Three
  • 2000 - 2004
  • 28 episodes (4 series)

The trials and tribulations of six thirtysomethings struggling with life in general, but above all, relationships. Stars Jack Davenport, Gina Bellman, Sarah Alexander, Kate Isitt, Ben Miles and more.

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Series 1, Episode 4 - Inferno

Steve's thrown into a panic when he finds Susan tidying his flat. Has she found his videos? Cue a particularly awkward dinner party.

Further details

Steve is plunged into total panic when he suspects that Susan has found one of his porn videos. To fill the embarrassing silence, he tells her he loves her, but Susan is well-aware that he was merely panicking.

Susan invites all the friends over for a dinner party. Jane brings her therapist, Jill, who everyone assumes is there as Jane's date. In front of everyone, Susan insists that Steve justify his passion for the offending porn film, Lesbian Spank Inferno. In his impassioned defence of the male sex, Steve accidentally tells Susan that he really does love her.

Broadcast details

Friday 2nd June 2000
30 minutes


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Wednesday 9th July 2014 9:30pm London Live
Friday 11th July 2014 10:30pm London Live
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Wednesday 5th November 2014 1:30am London Live
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Friday 14th November 2014 10:30pm London Live
Saturday 15th November 2014 12:30am London Live
Saturday 16th January 2016 9:30pm London Live
Sunday 17th January 2016 2:25am London Live
Sunday 10th July 2022 10:40pm Gold
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Sunday 12th February 2023 9:55pm Gold
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Cast & crew

Jack Davenport Steve
Gina Bellman Jane
Sarah Alexander Susan
Kate Isitt Sally
Ben Miles Patrick
Richard Coyle Jeff
Guest cast
Elizabeth Marmur Jill
Writing team
Steven Moffat Writer
Production team
Martin Dennis Director
Sue Vertue Producer
Geoffrey Perkins Executive Producer
Beryl Vertue Executive Producer
Mykola Pawluk Editor
Andrew Howe-Davies Production Designer
Simon Brint Composer

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