Coupling

(2000)

Overview

Coupling is a British television sitcom written by Steven Moffat that aired on BBC2 from May 2000 to June 2004. Produced by Hartswood Films for the BBC, the show centres on the dating and sexual adventures and mishaps of six friends in their thirties, often depicting the three women and the three men each talking among themselves about the same events, but in entirely different terms.

The series was inspired by Moffat's relationship with producer Sue Vertue, to the extent that they gave their names to two of the characters. Coupling is an example of the "group-genre", an ensemble show that had proven popular at the time. Critics compared the show to the American sitcoms Friends and Seinfeld.

The critical reaction was largely positive, and the show was named "Best TV Comedy" at the 2003 British Comedy Awards. The show debuted to unimpressive ratings, but its popularity soon increased and by the end of the third series the show had achieved decent ratings in the UK. The series began airing on PBS stations and on BBC America in the United States in late 2002 and quickly gained a devoted fanbase there as well. The show is syndicated around the world. Short-lived American and Greek adaptations were briefly produced in 2003 and 2007 respectively.

  1. Steven Moffat

    Creator

Series Cast

  1. Jack Davenport

    Jack Davenport

    Steve Taylor

    28 Episodes

  2. Gina Bellman

    Gina Bellman

    Jane Christie

    28 Episodes

  3. Sarah Alexander

    Sarah Alexander

    Susan Walker

    28 Episodes

  4. Kate Isitt

    Kate Isitt

    Sally Harper

    28 Episodes

  5. Ben Miles

    Ben Miles

    Patrik Bateman

    28 Episodes

Full Cast & Crew

Last Season

Coupling

Season 4

2004 | 6 Episodes

Season 4 of Coupling premiered on May 10, 2004.

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Status Ended

Network

  • See more TV shows from BBC Two...

Certification

  • 12

    Meaning

    The broadcaster must take the decision about the air time by taking in consideration the impact on young children in the timeframe from 6:00am to 8:00pm.

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 30m

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