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 3 - Bed Time

Sally and Patrick play a game of relationship chess: as their romance continues, he's determined not to stay the night, just once.

Further details

Since the dawn of time, men and women have been falling in love - and men have been trying to get straight home afterwards.

Can fallen playboy Patrick Maitland ever find his way home from the Enchanted Glade of his one true love and get a decent night's kip?

Broadcast details

Monday 24th May 2004
BBC Three
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 25th October 2014 10:00pm London Live
Sunday 26th October 2014 9:00pm London Live
Saturday 20th December 2014 10:00pm London Live
Sunday 21st December 2014 9:00pm London Live
Saturday 20th August 2022 10:00pm Gold
Sunday 21st August 2022 2:50am Gold
Sunday 19th March 2023 10:50pm Gold
Monday 20th March 2023 1:30am Gold

Cast & crew

Jack Davenport Steve
Gina Bellman Jane
Sarah Alexander Susan
Kate Isitt Sally
Ben Miles Patrick
Richard Mylan Oliver
Guest cast
Michael Price Barman
Jack Brough Till Guy
Saskia Mulder Attractive Girl
Steve Brody Angry 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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