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 8 - Naked

Jeff's rather fallen for a woman at the office, and it seems that she's keen on him too. But she's a senior partner at the firm, and just as rubbish at talking to the opposite gender as he is...

Further details

Jeff has finally found his female counterpart, a woman who can't help blurting out ridiculous things if she's attracted to someone. It seems that their mutual uselessness will prevent either of them from asking each other out. To make matters worse, Julia is a senior manager at his firm. After a sequence of typical Jeff blunders, he is in despair. Steve comes to the rescue and tells Julia that Jeff is in fact very keen on her.

Julia kisses Jeff and he thinks that his luck has at last changed. She leads him blindfolded into a conference room, and Jeff assumes that she has lured him there to have sex. He does an ecstatic strip tease. Unfortunately, Julia was leading him into his surprise birthday party. Everyone files out in mortified silence but Julia makes amends by doing a private striptease of her own for Jeff.

Broadcast details

Monday 22nd October 2001
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 13th August 2014 1:30am London Live
Wednesday 13th August 2014 9:30pm London Live
Friday 15th August 2014 10:30pm London Live
Saturday 16th August 2014 1:30am London Live
Sunday 12th October 2014 11:30pm London Live
Thursday 16th October 2014 11:30pm London Live
Friday 17th October 2014 10:30pm London Live
Sunday 30th November 2014 11:00pm London Live
Monday 1st December 2014 1:30am London Live
Sunday 7th December 2014 11:30pm London Live
Saturday 30th July 2022 10:40pm Gold
Sunday 31st July 2022 2:20am Gold
Sunday 26th February 2023 12:30am Gold

Cast & crew

Jack Davenport Steve
Gina Bellman Jane
Sarah Alexander Susan
Kate Isitt Sally
Ben Miles Patrick
Richard Coyle Jeff
Guest cast
Lou Gish Julia
Anwen Williams Jeff's Mother
Ian Ralph Boss
Mike Sherman Jeff's Colleague
Suzann McLean Jeff's Colleague
Ewan Watson Jeff's Colleague
Ben Homewood Waiter
Simon Clayton Policeman
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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