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 4 - Circus Of The Epidurals

Steve and Susan begin preparing for the birth. Sally's less than convinced Steve's a reliable birthing partner, but nor does she feel quite prepared. An antenatal class is about to become very busy indeed.

Further details

It's time to start attending antenatal classes. Susan needs a back-up birth partner, Steve is haunted by the ghost of spanking lesbians past and Sally is seeking the solace of a string quartet. Meanwhile, Jane is trying to find a way to out-keen Oliver.

Broadcast details

Monday 31st May 2004
BBC Three
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 25th October 2014 10:30pm London Live
Sunday 26th October 2014 9:30pm London Live
Saturday 20th December 2014 10:30pm London Live
Sunday 21st December 2014 9:30pm London Live
Saturday 20th August 2022 10:40pm Gold
Sunday 21st August 2022 3:20am Gold
Sunday 19th March 2023 11:30pm Gold
Monday 20th March 2023 2:05am Gold

Cast & crew

Jack Davenport Steve
Gina Bellman Jane
Sarah Alexander Susan
Kate Isitt Sally
Ben Miles Patrick
Richard Mylan Oliver
Guest cast
Elizabeth Marmur Jill
Olivia Caffrey Tamsin
Eva Marie Bryer Pregnant Wife
Dan Skinner (as Renton Skinner) Husband
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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