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 2 - Nightlines

Steve's subconscious is giving him nightmares over the Susan's pregnancy. Meanwhile, Sally is horrified to learn Patrick sometimes thinks of cars during sex. A rather long phonecall ensues, and some uncomfortable truths come out for all.

Further details

Late at night and a phone call that Will Not Die. You know how sometimes you can't get someone off the phone? There are too many people in this phone call. And one of them isn't really there.

Meanwhile, Susan is worried she's turning into an emotional tent; she and Steve are now well and truly an item - so why is he dreaming about being executed by a method Never Before Seen on British Television - and chased by a foetus with an axe?

Broadcast details

Monday 17th May 2004
BBC Three
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 17th September 2014 9:30pm London Live
Thursday 18th September 2014 12:30am London Live
Saturday 25th October 2014 9:30pm London Live
Saturday 20th December 2014 9:30pm London Live
Saturday 20th December 2014 11:30pm London Live
Sunday 14th August 2022 10:40pm Gold
Sunday 19th March 2023 12:25am Gold

Cast & crew

Jack Davenport Steve
Gina Bellman Jane
Sarah Alexander Susan
Kate Isitt Sally
Ben Miles Patrick
Richard Mylan Oliver
Guest cast
Olivia Caffrey Tamsin
Cosima Shaw Sexy Girl
Nicholas Briggs Dalek (Voice)
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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