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 4, Episode 1 - 9½ Minutes

It's an action-packed 9-and-a-half minutes, as Jane meets blind date Oliver; Steve obsesses over 'the John Hurt moment'; Patrick decides to stick with Sally; and Oliver meets everyone else.

Further details

One bar, three different points of view, the same nine and a half minutes. Susan and Steve are now pregnant (well, mostly Susan); Patrick and Sally are discussing commitment (well, mostly Sally) and there's this guy called Oliver who has a blind date with Jane. But is his job going to be a problem?

Meanwhile, in the skies above an Aegean island, terrible danger grows.

Broadcast details

Monday 10th May 2004
BBC Three
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 17th September 2014 9:00pm London Live
Thursday 18th September 2014 12:00am London Live
Saturday 25th October 2014 9:00pm London Live
Saturday 20th December 2014 9:00pm London Live
Saturday 20th December 2014 11:00pm London Live
Saturday 30th May 2015 9:30pm London Live
Sunday 31st May 2015 3:10am London Live
Sunday 14th August 2022 10:00pm Gold
Monday 15th August 2022 2:50am Gold
Saturday 18th March 2023 3:25am Gold

Cast & crew

Jack Davenport Steve
Gina Bellman Jane
Sarah Alexander Susan
Kate Isitt Sally
Ben Miles Patrick
Richard Mylan Oliver
Guest cast
Robin Kermode Dr. Reynolds
Amanda Abbington Nicola
Pandora Colin Emma
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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