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.

Press clippings

"We cranked up the madness": Jack Davenport and Steven Moffat on making Coupling

"NBC made an awful American version. I sensed trouble when they said, 'We'll need a new cast because yours aren't good-looking enough.' It was axed after four episodes."

Michael Hogan, The Guardian, 11th March 2024

Chester company to stage Coupling for the first time

The new stage version of Coupling is being produced by Chester and Wrexham based theatre company Tip Top Productions, the first company ever to have been give permission to stage three episodes from the hit TV comedy on stage.

Cheshire Live, 21st May 2019

Definitive guide to British comedy since Fawlty Towers

The British are coming, and they want to invade your television. With ... laughter.

Devon Ivie, Vulture, 21st November 2018

5 reasons why you should watch 'Coupling'

OK, so you've just binge-watched all ten seasons of Friends in the last two weeks. Don't panic, friend! I have just the thing to ease you back to reality: Coupling, a popular BBC ensemble comedy that ran in the U.K. from 2000 to 2004.

Lara Rutherford-Morrison, Bustle, 13th January 2015

A look back at 'Coupling'

Coupling has an eclectic gang of characters, and what's great about the show is that the emphasis is not so much on friendship. Instead the focus is on the dating and relationships, which makes for a much raunchier and titillating take on the well-weathered "group genre".

Daniel Sperling, Digital Spy, 17th March 2012

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