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 3, Episode 6 - The Girl With One Heart

Susan's hosting a dinner party at the flat, and Sally's faced with meeting Patrick's new girlfriend for the first time. Only, he's told the beautiful Jennifer that Sally's a lesbian...

Further details

Susan has invited everyone over for dinner, which as we know is just asking for trouble.

Steve is particularly worried because Susan has recently redecorated the bathroom - and removed the lock, thus robbing him of his Fortress of Solitude. Sally's worry is that Patrick is bringing his new girlfriend: she's frightened that she will overcompensate her feelings of hostility towards her new rival by being embarrassingly nice. Patrick dimly perceives there might be a problem, so has told Jennifer that Sally is a lesbian.

Jennifer turns out to be Sally's worst nightmare: "slim and interesting". She pays Jennifer so many compliments that Jennifer assumes Sally is making a pass at her. Over dinner, Sally is horrified to discover that Jennifer thinks she is a lesbian. She furiously blurts out, in front of everyone, that it's Patrick she's mad about, not Jennifer. Ouch.

Broadcast details

Monday 28th October 2002
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 10th September 2014 9:00pm London Live
Thursday 11th September 2014 12:00am London Live
Sunday 19th October 2014 10:00pm London Live
Monday 20th October 2014 12:00am London Live
Sunday 14th December 2014 10:00pm London Live
Saturday 23rd May 2015 9:30pm London Live
Sunday 24th May 2015 3:30am London Live
Saturday 13th August 2022 10:00pm Gold
Sunday 14th August 2022 2:50am Gold
Sunday 12th March 2023 11:40pm Gold

Cast & crew

Jack Davenport Steve
Gina Bellman Jane
Sarah Alexander Susan
Kate Isitt Sally
Ben Miles Patrick
Richard Coyle Jeff
Guest cast
Emma Pierson Jennifer
Nigel Harman Pizza Man
Writing team
Steven Moffat Writer
Production team
Martin Dennis Director
Sue Vertue Producer
Beryl Vertue Executive Producer
Sophie Clarke-Jervoise Executive Producer
Mykola Pawluk Editor
Andrew Howe-Davies Production Designer
Simon Brint Composer

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