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 2, Episode 1 - The Man With Two Legs

Jeff gets himself into a whole world of trouble after managing to talk to a stunning brunette on his commute, whom he has fallen in love with over the sight of one of her calves each day. Unfortunately, he has a problem: too many legs.

Further details

Jeff has fallen in love with a woman who gets on his train every morning. By the time he gets a chance to speak to her he is in such a state of hyper-tension that he manages to blurt out that he's only got one leg. Chrissie is enchanted, thinking Jeff is very brave.

She introduces him to her brother, who is an amputee, and his disability support group. She also offers Jeff a night of passion with her and her gorgeous flatmate, and a whole load of saucy lingerie. A weeping Jeff begs Sally's new boyfriend to chop his leg off.

Broadcast details

Monday 3rd September 2001
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 22nd July 2014 11:00pm London Live
Wednesday 23rd July 2014 9:00pm London Live
Friday 25th July 2014 10:00pm London Live
Saturday 26th July 2014 1:30am London Live
Friday 26th September 2014 10:00pm London Live
Saturday 27th September 2014 9:00pm London Live
Saturday 11th October 2014 9:00pm London Live
Wednesday 19th November 2014 1:00am London Live
Wednesday 19th November 2014 11:00pm London Live
Saturday 6th December 2014 9:00pm London Live
Sunday 7th December 2014 12:00am London Live
Saturday 30th January 2016 9:00pm London Live
Sunday 31st January 2016 2:00am London Live
Sunday 17th July 2022 10:00pm Gold
Monday 18th July 2022 2:45am Gold
Saturday 18th February 2023 11:50pm Gold

Cast & crew

Jack Davenport Steve
Gina Bellman Jane
Sarah Alexander Susan
Kate Isitt Sally
Ben Miles Patrick
Richard Coyle Jeff
Guest cast
Alison King Chrissie
Paul Moody David
Simon Chadwick Liam
Imogen Bain Woman On Train
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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